CONSUMER ELECTRONICS (UK) live .feat Russell Haswell
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Punk/electro/techno-noise trio CONSUMER ELECTRONICS return with an album of all-new studio material, following on from last year’s acclaimed « Estuary English » LP and this year’s « Repetition Reinforcement » 12″ on Diagonal. Housed in a sleeve featuring stunning cover artwork by Tokyo-based artist Trevor Brown, « Dollhouse Songs » further chronicles frontman Philip Best’s trawl through the seedy thoroughfares of crumbling Tory Britain. « Learn Your Fucking Place » sneers Best in trademark-style, aping the austerity mongers of Britain’s current right wing junta. Ably assisted on dark cracked electronics by Sarah Froelich and stunningly produced by noise/beat guru Russell Haswell, this latest instalment in CE’s state-of-the-nation polemics is sure to be keenly anticipated.
Featuring seven new studio tracks, ‘History Of Sleepwalking’, ‘Knives Cut’, ‘Condition Of A Hole’, ‘Nothing Natural’, ‘The Push’, ‘Colour Climax’ and ‘Murder Your Masters’ (the last track previously surfacing briefly as an ultra-rare gig only 7″), CE now features a twin vocal attack from the Best/Froelich husband-and-wife team, a furious tide of words spat out over a chaotic spew of mangled beats, bracing synths and state-of-the-art noise generation. This is their most personal and political album yet.
CIRCUIT BREAKERS’s « My Descent Into Capital » represents the most ambitious recording from this London-based duo to date. Even if they’re taking influence from minimal synth, post-punk or early industrial sides, Circuit Breaker are unmistakably contemporary with their delivery. Forging together metallic drum machines, propulsive synth lines and stark guitar degradation into bold , simple and effective songs about isolation, discontentment and the true horror of work. This album transgresses any simple nostalgia for its musical forefathers and showcases a band with their eyes fixed firmly on the future. Any obvious reference points are contorted and stretched to the point where they are transformed into something new. After ten years of obscurity, a refusal to go away, and two well-received records on Tombed Visions, this album is their first full-length album, as-well as their first with abstract-punk imprint Harbinger Sound. Having played many shows supporting Sleaford Mods, the duo are about to embark on an extensive tour with new label mates Consumer Electronics early next year. The album was mastered by Barry Grint at Alchemy.
AN-I is the latest musical moniker for Berlin based former New Yorker Doug Lee. Doug has been DJing and producing records for the last decade under various aliases and collaborations.
PHILIPP STROBEL, head of the Berlin-based label aufnahme + wiedergabe, is one half of the DEATH # DISCO DJ team. Together with Ian P. Christ he runs the monthly club night in Berlin with changing international live acts and well reputed DJs, offering the best in Cold Wave, Minimal, Synth, Post Punk, Industrial and Electronic Underground Sounds. He is also part of the endorcism crew which is organizing Noise, Power Electronics, Avantgarde and Experimental events under the umbrella of Modern Movement.