Synthpop Track of the Week: The Great Commandment (Justin Strauss Remix)

In the late ’90’s, the Justin Strauss Remix was my introduction to The Great Commandment. I was a very solitary teenager living in a virtual bubble: In the space of a year, my mother died, I moved states, wasn’t going to school, had no job and was too far out in the boonies to really go out and do much of anything. It was me, a flaky landline and a USRobotics 33.6k modem that could only hack 26.4k if the electrical interference gods were smiling on me. My time was divided between fucking around on the internet back when stories about Barney collapsing the universe and Usenet were still a thing, and tooling around in Impulse Tracker.

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Marnie: Wolves single

On September 9th, Helen Marnie posted a SoundCloud link on her Twitter account (@marnieofficial) to her new song, “Wolves”. Five days later it was available to purchase in iTunes (and presumably elsewhere).

It’s not only a fantastic song that should appeal to any fans of last year’s Crystal World or Ladytron in general, but also a song with a message about self-determination.

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