Black Merlin continues to push his retro-aggressive style forward to now- his new EP ‘Control’ for Boysnoize Records. Power, discipline, CONTROL- the word itself is inseparable from the aesthetic mythos of industrial music, channeled so adeptly by Black Merlin across the 4 track release. The first two cuts, ‘Control’ and ‘Secondo,’ capture the neurotic, mechanical energy of a fantasy after-hours in a weapons factory- the kind of sci-fi meets political unrest wet dream that was Amiga-tracked through every undercut, black booted teenager’s imagination in the late 80’s. Production evoking the most dancefloor forward moments of Front 242, a sound both retro and contemporary but firmly planted in dark and aggressive EBM… Sound familiar for a BNR release these days We hope so.
Black Merlin makes his debut on Omnidisc Records, with a two tracker of hard hitting distortion.
World of Rubber 3 is compiled to make you cry, love, stomp and vomit. Rebellious heavyhitter and lovely melodic excursion provided by Japanese Wave-duo Group A, acid smash and catchy synthpopper by Interstellar Funk, basement 808 TECH-NO-SHIT by DJ Overdose and Dutch ”Pop not Pop” by Leuk & Ko. Brought to you from Den Haag on a white immaculate platter with fresh inlay design.
Matt Whitehead makes his debut on Super Rhythm Trax, giving us ‘Crosstalk’, ‘Seeing Red’ and ‘Birdland’ channeling classic Detroit and Chicago House/Techno that’s heavy on the analogue and all recorded down to tape for extra warmth.Make sure you don’t miss Matt’s Electro opus; ‘We’re Bombing’, a love letter to the 80’s Street Sounds that have influenced much of his catalogue to date. Then as a special treat for ‘A is For Acid’ lovers, we have the raw 303 workout in all it’s solo glory so you can ‘make your own’.