Boomkat Product Review:
Chicken Switch is a 15-song remix album with a twist. Unlike your usual remix, where the re-mixer is given a single track to work with, for Chicken Switch each re-mixer was given a full Melvins album to work with and pull from to create their track (and in some cases, more than one full album was used as source material). The song names were also newly selected by their re-mixer. For the re-mixers themselves, the band picked an almighty motley crew: from Japanoise legend Merzbow to Sonic Youth moonlighter Lee Ranaldo to dark electro fellow Panacea, to Matmos, V/Vm, Farmersmanual, Eye Yamatsuka and beyond, making for a varied and deeply twisted listen. Recommended!