Simian Mobile Disco are back with the second in a series of collaborations, following on from “Sacrifice”, their joint effort with Bicep. This time they’ve joined forces with Cosmin TRG fresh from his highly acclaimed album ‘Gordian’ on 50 Weapons.
The fruits of this hard graft in the electronic kitchen of SMD’s studio (to push the food metaphor to its limits) kick off with Surströmming. This northern Swedish delicacy of tinned, fermented sour herring has the dubious claim to fame of being the most putrid smelling food substance in the world. The burbling, queasy synth tones reflect the effects of this scent on all but the true connoisseurs.
With slightly less seasoning, Sannakji, is a Korean cuisine that consists of chopping off the tentacles of an octopus and serving them, live and squirming on your plate. The real challenge for the dedicated gourmand is to swallow them before the suckers tear chunks from your throat and mouth. Try not to think about the minimal melodic tendrils of the music forcing your gullet open as they attempt to climb out...
Delicacies will be back in 2014 with yet more delights of the world’s only techno tasting menu.
Surströmming and Sannakji will be available on 12” full platter and digital small plate on 9th December 2013, and Cosmin TRG will be special guest at SMD's Delicatessen night, at XOYO in London on the 7th December.
Published: 7th November 2013