Cory Recommends: “Rotorblade” by Juno Reactor

There was an entire subgenre of electronic music in the early to mid-90’s that built temples around the use of sci-fi movie and TV dialog snippets for their lyrical content. I am a particular fan of this genre.

One of the prime purveyors in this milieu is Juno Reactor. Specializing in lush, dark, and stuttering trance tunes, you might know their work from the movies The Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions where movie where a number of their tracks make appearances.

I knew I was in the right place with this album (Beyond the Infinite) when I opened up the cd and on the inside cover were the words “Imagination. Use it as a weapon”.

But what is it about this track specifically that leads me to recommend it so? Well, beyond the night-tinged, atmospheric, and driven beats with a haunting flute/synth melody on the high end, there is Sir Patrick Stewart. This song samples Patrick Stewart! Listen carefully at the 4:21 mark to hear it. It is, to my knowledge, the only song to do this.

(Song recommendation by Cory Funk)


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