Band Of The Day #18 - HEALTH "Triceratops" (ACID GIRLS Remixes)
When bodies lie in heaps, there’s little dignity in dancing to hardcore. Knees strut, muscles rupture and grind to this awkward racket; ‘til the wallflower goes mad with a blade and then the disco’s all to shit, all at sea among blood and oil spewed like milk and grease have been before in these pages. Obviously though, it’s not quite the same, and nor will the dancefloor ever be again after this twin rhythmic test; even if HEALTH’s rampant ‘Triceratops’ conducts all his menace in bedroom coreography now that the Acid Girls are interested.
Having had glitchers Crystal Castles shifting the bastard behemoth from its rust-ridden docking for a recent re-jig of ‘Glitter Pills’, Lost Angelese noiseniks HEALTH find their shrieking neu-kraut hardcore turmoil again lathered in lubricant for this pair of remixes from California’s fluo-kid affiliated Acid Girls.
Rubbing a Euro-pop stink up against HEALTH’s volatile noise, bleak beats are chewed up and regurgitated with a think-on-your-feet dancefloor ingenuity, putting a still-beating heart under the track’s detached neo-tribal stomp. Ultimately though, you can dress a ‘Triceratops’ up in whatever flimsy finery you want, it’s still gonne be a fucking triceratops.
“Are you broken? Are you leaving? Is your blood red? Are you breathing?”
Feet stomp, still-hearts beaten tonight.
- Samuel Strang and Kev Kharas