By Daniel Bordage
Beer: Dubaï Pillée from Trou du Diable
Style: Double IPA
ABV: 9 or 10%
Pairing: An Alien-Friendly Playlist
About the Beer: They made a trailer for it… Here… That’s how good Trou du Diable thinks this beer is. Well, it is! Best served cold, I truly wish I had bought the lot. Refreshing for a high percentage beer, Dubaï Pillée will be a hit on the patios this summer, if it lasts that long on the shelf.
The logo inspired the playlist. An alien invasion would be amazing/scary as hell. I’ve always imagined what kind of music they listen to. Would they attack and have music blaring as they zap our bodies with death rays? Below is a list of songs that are alien-friendly.
La Dubaï Pillée est une bière dorée et cristalline dont la mousse blanche et tenace laisse échapper de fines bulles qui vous picotent la langue. Elle présente un nez exotique dominé par la mangue, le fruit de la passion et l’abricot, mélange qui rappelle la fraîcheur du sauvignon blanc. En bouche s’installe rapidement un équilibre entre le malt sucré et les fruits confits où la chaleur de l’alcool dévoile à peine ses charmes, et dont la finale se confond entre douceur et amertume.
The Music: FULL PLAYLIST HERE
James Holden “The Inheritors”
If aliens invade, will they inherit the earth from us as we are not taking good care of it? Or will they just take it?
Jon Hopkins “We Disappear”
Most likely we would disappear of the face of the earth. This song sounds like the inner workings of an alien spaceship.
Violence “The Curse of Dimensionality”
#OttBand Violence gives us an ’80s influenced space dance track.
Pith and the Parenchymas “Tuna Fish”
If ever we’re invaded by space beings, it could be for our resources. Maybe how we treat our resources will keep them away. #OttBand Pith and the Parenchymas sound like aliens eating tuna for the first time.
Björk “Earth Intruders”
This is my “I had to” entry for the playlist. Björk is an alien.
How to Destroy Angels “And the Sky Began to Scream”
This is a Trent Reznor side project. The entire album should be beamed to space but it might not be received as a peaceful offering.
FET.NAT “Cross-Check (Anatomique Voyage)”
Scattered Clouds “Fallen”
My favorite discovery this week. On the Youtube playlist you will hear “Downfall“. #OttBand
Kool Keith “Aliens”
What would you do when aliens get here? Kool Keith offers his thoughts.
What would they look like? Green? Blue? Ape-like?… Listen to this song with headphones.
H. de Heutz “Tomorrow It Should Be Fine” #OttBand
Saturnfly “Cyborg’s Lament” #OttBand
Andy Stott “Luxury Problems”
Minilogue “Everything Is All You’ve Got”
Shackleton “Music for the Quiet Hour”