From the rampaging start of the EP, ”Eternal Remorse”, not a single note, guttural vocal, or fierce drum hit is out of place. The emerging greek artist Boris Barksdale, portraits the overall feeling of militaristic order encompasses music and vocal samples. The musical equivalent of that image, industrial society’s restless march to oblivion rendered as an infinite dance track, as aggressively vibrant as it is alienated.
The Hamburg based producer L.F.T. turns to Eye For An Eye to release his awaited EP “Zerstore Eine Stadt”. A well crafted piece divided in 5 different moments that portrait the mind state of L.F.T. living in an industrial city with mechanical and optimized routines. Sharing the A side is the punchy and muscular “Alles Was Du Hasst “and “Atomic Enigma”, the last an introspective and misterious slow tempo ebm-ish piece. “Zersto?re Eine Stadt” featuring vocals from Rosaceae is an emotive piece expressed through distortion pedals, revealing the poetic side of rage and trauma. “I Don’t Like Your Party” plays around a playfully sinister melody and charmingly offbeat vocals that give this track a unique groove. “Dead Rat Under The Table” cools the whole EP down, ending it as intense and mesmerazing as it started.
Intense drum arrangements, distorted bass lines and warm synth melodies mark the aesthetic of Foreign’s debut EP on Eye For An Eye Recordings. ‘Redemption’ reveals a punk approach regarding his ways of crafting music. From the non-conformist ‘Ignorance Amongst Us’, to the hopeful ‘Hope’ theme, ‘Redemption’ is a non-spoken manifest to a society on the verge of collapse.
Produced somewhere between a basement in Brussels and an attic in the outskirts of Paris, back when tape reel to reels, primitive rhythm boxes and analogue synths still carried a vague promise of the future, this music translated a certain atomic paranoia fuelled by the cold war industry. Lo-fi music, abrasive, high pressure, dense, clipped to the max, like it was intended to punish any woofer that gets between it and the air.