Steven Soderbergh's "The Knick" is back for its second season, so I'm currently in TV Heaven. The series is a delightfully non-period piece exploration of early-20th century medical science and American culture -- and Cliff Martinez's incredible electronic score is a huge part of its ability to capture the cutting-edge modernity and social change of the time.
"If Anyman Thirst" is probably my favorite track off the season 2 soundtrack, making the splendid use of a theremin's eerie resonance in combination with the show's brooding ambiance -- which, in turn, is best illustrated by the track "Son of Placenta Previa" off season 1.
"The Great Confuso" by Blanck Mass
I've already blogged about the music of Blanck Mass, but now founding F*** Buttons member Benjamin John Power is back the EP "The Great Confuso," featuring guest vocals and a remix from Throbbing Gristle/Psychic TV legend Genesis P. Orridge. The music itself is tremendous, again reminding me of early Nine Inch Nails with a modern electronic ambiance -- and Orridge's contribution helps to cement its place in the post-industrial linage.
"Slowly Rising" by Beatsofreen
Finally, we have a beautiful music video by director Hideki Inaba for Beatsofreen's "Slowly Rising," off their forthcoming album on King Deluxe Records. It's moonlit, psychedelic dance of ghost jellies and cephalopods -- very hypnotic stuff, especially when combined with such a soothing piece of music. Let's watch...
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