Slave to Efficiency

Gentle reader, this post shall not tarry in any way, for I am fatigued. Here is a new song called “Slave to Efficiency“. It’s another “work song”, in the style of “Hustle Beach”, dealing with the chutes and ladders of the obsession with labor. I opted for an industrial-lite sound that I hope takes you back with fond memories to the heyday of Nine Inch Nails.

This song is warmly dedicated to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.

8 Responses to “Slave to Efficiency”
  1. The Bubble King says:

    Very industrial indeed. I have (barely) embarked on remixing Nine Inch Nails’ last album (which I haven’t heard). I thought that would be a fun Pro Tools project to chip away at from time to time. The multitrack files for remixing were included with the latest remix album. There’s a website for fans to post remixes and stuff; kind of a neat idea!

  2. Abraham says:

    Yeah, Trent seems to be on the forefront of the whole Web interactivity thing. I’d love to hear what you come up with.

  3. The Bubble King says:

    You know, Abe, even though you and I are the only commenters on this one, I wanted to point out that Carl shouted it out at last night’s show when you asked for requests. He was drowned out by all the Looking for a Roaders, though.

  4. Abraham says:

    I do appreciate that, believe me. And I told Carl so last night. Those Looking for a Roaders are a vicious bunch. I remember seeing Yo La Tengo back in college and some dudes kept yelling out “SHADOWS!”, and Ira Kaplan was like, “Gosh, we never thought anyone would be yelling like that about such a quiet little song.”

  5. DUDE YOU GUYS ARE NOT THE ONLY COMMENTERS ON THIS ENTRY ANYMORE! Listening to it again, this reminds me more of Devo’s “Big Mess” or “Through Being Cool” or “That’s Good” (there’s another, currently more elusive, Devo song in the periphery of my memory that it sounds even more like than any of these cuts, though) than NIN, but admittedly I am significantly more familiar with Devo’s catalogue than NIN’s. Song rulez though whatever it sounds like…I don’t think it’s specifically or overtly derivative of any of the things I’ve mentioned, just shares a common musical paternity somewhere in the annals of its family tree maybe.

  6. Abraham says:

    Thanks… I just listened to this one out of the blue again the other night, and I find that it has aged well (over the past month and a half). I certainly considered it a “slight” song when I was recording it, but that’s sometimes a liberating state of mind. As odd as it may seem, I’ve never taken any kind of liking to Devo. But I’m glad to have made a song that can be appreciated by Devo devotees.

  7. abraham, i just discovered this one. it’s amazing! all of it. i like the low-key deliver, LOVE the sounds, and the groove and hook are chewy and sweet.

    well done man.

  8. Abraham says:

    Thanks Jonny! This one might have some kind of weird legs or something — a slow burner. When I go back and listen to it, it definitely seems like a “grower.”

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