Feb 2013 14

Junksista - You’re My Favourite Thing to DoJunksista
Genre: Electro
Album: You’re My Favourite Thing to Do
Stars: 1
Blurb: Junksista aims to be vulgar but winds up vacuous on this newest EP.


There have been some scathing reviews written regarding the German duo Junksista’s most recent EP, You’re My Favourite Thing to Do, and it is difficult to contravene all the negative reactions that have been expressed. Junksista is reminiscent of Peaches, without the rawness and joie de vivre that makes her music fun. The lyrics are supposed to be pornographic, and I suppose they are; not in a titillating sense, however, but more in the way that they sound uninspired, bored, and devoid of passion. There are many offenses here, but the truly unpardonable sin is that the entire EP lacks passion and creativity.

“Cunt Rocker” is the first track up, and on first listen, you’ll find that it’s incredibly difficult to not laugh at the “dirty” lyrics while you try to decide whether or not this could possibly be serious. “Wash your hands, drop your pants” doesn’t bring to mind sensual images as much as it reminds you of something a matronly nurse would say to you at the doctor’s office. “Aim for the Hole” is next, and it cements the vague uneasiness that this is certainly earnest and that the music will remain bland while the lyrics will remain silly. “Electronique” is simply forgettable, which makes it more tolerable than the other songs on this album. The three remixes done by other Alfa Matrix artists – Psy’Aviah, Aesthetische. and Metroland – are better than the originals, and impressive in light of the original material, for what that’s worth. The Cupcake mix of “Not Love” is a remix done by Junksista, and it manages to bring to mind an impression of Miss Kittin with less enthusiasm, which shouldn’t be possible but… there you have it.

Junksista seems to have mistaken vulgarity for creative viability. It is possible for an electro act to be raunchy and fun, yet still be clever and original, or at least somewhat entertaining! Avenue D does it well, but Junksista is lackluster here.
Track list:

  1. Cunt Rocker
  2. Aim for the Hole
  3. Electronique
  4. Fuck N’ Roll
  5. Not Love
  6. Electronique (Psy’Aviah Remix)
  7. Cunt Rocker (Aesthetische Remix)
  8. Electronique (Metroland Remix)
  9. Not Love (Cupcake Mix)

Junksista Website http://www.junksista.de
Junksista MySpace http://www.myspace.com/junksistamusic/music
Junksista Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Junksista
Junksista Twitter https://twitter.com/junksista
Junksista ReverbNation http://www.reverbnation.com/junksista
Junksista SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/junksista
Alfa Matrix Website http://alfa-matrix.com
Alfa Matrix MySpace http://www.myspace.com/alfamatrix
Alfa Matrix Facebook http://www.facebook.com/Alfa.Matrix
Alfa Matrix Twitter http://twitter.com/alfamatrix
Purchase at:
Amazon CD
Amazon MP3
Lola Babalon (LolaBabalon)

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