Review: It's as if throughout the production process and mastering session of Profligate's Can't Stop Shaking EP faulty connections and loose wiring were intended to give the two tracks a distinctly broken timbre. The title track, infected with a T.V-static buzz, marches with the most basic, but effective, industrial back beat drums, while classic New York electro synths offer a "Can't Stop Shaking" its melody. "Dormant" on the other hand is more frenetic in its arrangement, as megaphone vocals treated to a band-pass filter are embedded into a gauzy crowd of harsh textures and arpeggiated chords that ebb and flow between the despondent and uplifting.
Review: "Off radar dance music / elitist pop culture transmitted from the Gooiland area in Holland" according to the label themselves on the Noblesse Oblige EP " it is a gathering of artists with a different heartbeat and mind-set... uncompromising sounds for the real freaks ... in this case this means sweaty EBM, dark techno and industrial acid". Yeah we couldn't have said it better ourselves really. Take for instance the A side cut "Apertanence" by Zagreb's LCN, a slow burning EBM grinder reminiscent of early DAF or Liaisons Dangereuses, the always impressive Noah Anthony aka Profligate with his new wave electro-punk noir on "Come Back (Bleeding House)". On the flip we've also got some reduced industrial techno courtesy of Osty on "Untitled One" and the gritty and uncompromising techno-punk of "Neugeborene Nachtmusik" by Yoshiwara.
N'ecoutez Pas Tous Les Conseils De Vos Amis (4:45)
Dans Mon Desordre (5:42)
En Retirant (5:52)
Review: LCN is the alias for Le Chocolat Noir, an artist whose thirst for roughneck electro seems absolutely devoid of any sort of replenishment. The man's been active for near ten years now, skipping and hopping from label to label, and he lands on Gooiland Elektro, a subsidiary of Enfant Terrible, with these four stomping bangers. The A-side twists and turns its industrial gears with a fluid motion, bubbling up all sorts of dark energies from the depths of the inferno; the flip is no less magnetic in its look-and-feel, offering up two dicey cuts - "Solitude" and "En Retirant" - the former being a deep excursion into cold-waves and the latter a nasty, vibrating acid hybrid for the warehouse.