Ariel Pink contemporary and prolific underground musician James Ferraro revealed himself to be our generation’s Andy Warhol this year. With the release of ‘Far Side Virtual’ – one of our favourite albums of the year, fact fans – he composed a hugely enjoyable symphony of iPhone squeaks and advertorial jingles that satirised with perfect ambivalence our historical moment.
Bebetunes is the name of his new project, and the wonderfully titled ‘Inhale C-4 $$$$$$$$$’ may well be the nuttiest thing James Ferraro has ever made. Considering his last london date consited of a gang of musicians in pleather shredding air guitars and spraying pink hairspray for 45 minutes, this is, honestly, saying a lot.
Featuring covers and mash-ups (remember those?) of Gang Gang Dance, Pusha T, autotuned dreams and digital vistas, it sounds like zipping through the information vortex at full-Mg broadband speed. It’s fitting that our Andy Warhol releases his art through Mediafire, and you can stream the album below.