“Rashomon” is the new single from INTERESTING TIMES GANG, now playing exclusively at V13. The song is the latest audio preview of the act’s impending sixth full-length, The Spirit Of Science Fiction, nearing release this month through Pax Aeternum.
INTERESTING TIMES GANG is the prolific solo project of Ian Miller. While he’s widely known as the bassist for Kowloon Walled City, Less Art, Redemption 87, or Skankin’ Pickle, ITG is the bedroom beats project he started during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Spirit Of Science Fiction contains thirteen instrumental compositions ranging from downtempo to breaks to big beat. Miller flips Meters and Roxy Music samples but pairs them with breaks from unlikely sources — think Charlie Daniels, Misfits, and the Move — evoking comparisons to the Bomb Squad, Chemical Brothers, and Dilla. You can easily picture the songs on The Spirit Of Science Fiction soundtracking an indie flick or a study session, but it’s also got club bangers on deck. It’s certainly not like any other electronic album you’re likely to hear this year. Its defiance of categorization may make it a hard sell for some, but that’s also what makes it so compelling. Let The Spirit move you.
The Spirit Of Science Fiction was performed, recorded, and mixed by Ian Miller, and completed with cover art by Nick Davis/Awesome Machine.
Miller reveals with the release of the “Rashomon” track, “‘Rashomon’ is ITG at its grimiest. Like everything I do, it’s an homage to those gnarly Bomb Squad productions I grew up with, but with a healthy dose of El-P thrown in. I was trying to capture that claustrophobic, paranoid vibe he threw down on Cancer 4 Cure. ‘Rashomon’ is unrelenting and ugly, which in a lot of ways makes it a fitting soundtrack to what we’re all living through right now.”
V13 calls the new “Rashomon” single, “a down-and-dirty, electronic, industrial rock extravaganza that moves with an unsettling, infectious, intoxicating urgency that is a good sampling of the diversity of sounds you’ll find on this new record.”
Stream INTERESTING TIMES GANG’s “Rashomon” first through V13 now at THIS LOCATION.
Pax Aeternum will release The Spirit Of Science Fiction next Friday, November 18th. Find preorders at Bandcamp where “If You Don’t Wanna Play” is streaming HERE.