...like hearing a robot plead for its life

This brilliant track from Canadian duo Crystal Castles samples a vocal from LA noise-merchants Health and twists it beyond recognition.

Amongst a luxurious electro bass line, measured beat and achingly pretty electronic melodies, the robotic voice is scratched and split so the pleading words take on a monotonous, unknowable tone. The result combines cool electronic detachment with an undercurrent of torrid emotion, like hearing a robot plead for its life. Yet there’s also that beat that helps you forget the blubbering tin man and want to dance to genuinely innovative and exciting electronic music that does have a heart.

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