There’s a scene in the US sitcom, Arrested Development, where the show’s main character, Michael Bluth, opens the family fridge to find a brown paper bag with a note attached.
The note reads, very plainly and very simply, “Dead Dove Do Not Eat“. When Michael looks inside the bag, he finds the forewarned Dove and utters the phrase… “I don’t know what I expected.”
As I listen to Lynks Afrikka’s latest offering, ‘How to Make a Béchamel Sauce in 10 Steps (With Pictures)’ I find myself embodying the character of Michael Bluth in this very specific point in the character’s arc.
With HTMABSITS(WP) the avant-garde evil genius that is Lynks Afrikka has achieved exactly what they set out to do. The track literally explains how to make a Béchamel sauce in 10 steps.
There is no ambiguity, no hidden meaning. If you are expecting anything else then I really don’t know what to tell you. I suppose the song’s one true surprise (and potential point of contention for anyone looking to use this song as a recipe), comes from the fact that there aren’t actually any pictures anywhere in the song. But that’s not really all that surprising considering that this is a piece of audio we are talking about and to expect some sort of visual accompaniment outside of a synthesised hallucination would be ridiculous.
So to finish up, the track is good in the way that Ainsley Harriott’s cookbooks are good. It’s a recipe, basically. I really like the beat, the song they sampled must have been really cool. Maybe it’s high time I gave up Music Journalism because I have definitely heard it all now.
‘How to Make a Béchamel Sauce in 10 Steps (With Pictures)’ is the latest offering from the new compilation of Slow Dance. To celebrate its release they are hosting a launch party tonight at Laylow – more details here.