Finishing up the final mix of “Berlin Floor Show”. It’s much more minimal than the rest of the album — just two guitar lines, a distorted drumbeat and maybe a slide guitar line or a synth, I’m not sure which yet, on the choruses. It sounds really low-fi and dirty, the way it was always supposed to — pounding and cruel and strung out. It’s sitting somewhere between PJ Harvey’s “To Bring You My Love”, Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer” and the UNKLE track “Restless” off their last album (the one Josh Homme sings lead vocals on).
I really like the rhythm guitar (which just plays a syncopated E-minor chord with a walking bassline) in particular. It sounds like it’s being played on a slashed amplifier that’s located in the next room over.
And it ends with the delay on the high rhythm part just shitting itself and going into broken slow cycles, Radiohead style. Sounds nice and dissonant.