DOOM – "Gazzillion Ear" (Babe Rainbow Remix)

Babe Rainbow is a Vancouver based producer who creates heavy atmospheric beats that you’d expect to hear in a movie as a camera pans out from an underground city of enslaved beasts. You know, those kind of beats.

Here is his new remix of DOOM’s “Gazzillion Ear”. I still haven’t decided whether it’s absolutely amazing, complete garbage, or somewhere in between. I love the idea of it, and I love the sound of the beat, but I don’t think it works perfectly with DOOM’s delivery. DOOM’s reference-filled, wordy flow is hard to remix because it hugs every turn of the beat. The timing of this newly fitted musical backdrop sounds off to me, and I’m not sure if these heavy, atmospheric beats are really the right choice for an artist like DOOM. I get drawn into this deep, dark world and then DOOM snaps me out of it with a reference about Jake the Snake.

What do you think?

DOOM – Gazzillion Ear (Babe Rainbow Remix)
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Saw it at Stereogum

1 Response to “DOOM – "Gazzillion Ear" (Babe Rainbow Remix)”

  1. 1 brick
    February 3, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    They said the same things about the Thome Yorke Remix, they can't take it serious, with all the weird references at the end of the song.At least Rainbow didn't try to stop the flow, the hookless aspect is killer, and when you start choppin it up I think that takes away from it… The beat is raw, but on the original track, I couldn't agree more with the "hugging the turns" of the beat. I think this has potential, just maybe not with DOOM. This should maybe have something slower with it… DOOM seems to fast.. given that beat initially, I don't think the same results would have came out.

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