EDLX.036 Metal - Blackasteroid - EDLX.036
Bryan Black AKA Black Asteroid returns to Electric Deluxe with his most precise and daring invention yet.
â€˜Metalâ€™ picks up from where the â€˜Black Acid EPâ€™ left off with more sonic alchemies sounding unlike anything else. The former Prince engineer turned MOTOR front man turned galvanic techno DJ, producer and performer has had an incredible run in his latest guise. Since debuting on CLR with â€˜The Engine EPâ€™ over a series of well-shaped and energetic releases Bryan Black has forged a distinct and unique signature that is tactile, otherworldly and utterly timeless.
Ingenious sound design has become his calling card, while Blackâ€™s award winning MOTOR heritage never seems far behind. Moments on â€˜Black Acidâ€™ felt like he brought the band to the DJ booth. And with â€˜Metalâ€™ the
sentiment rings even truer. This is â€œheavy metal techno,â€ says Black, â€œbut in a very restrained and controlled way.â€ Indeed the hum of guitars (synths routed through guitar pedals) whirr through lead track â€œMetal,â€ a taut and punchy workout spliced with token Black Asteroid weirdness. Meanwhile Black gets even more contained on the masterfully metronomic â€œTurbineâ€.
Droid affiliate Luis Flores and Pinion (Bobby Dowell) then split â€œMetalâ€ off into its opposing sectors. Flores takes things straight the dance floor, while Pinion ramps up the noise and clangor to turn in a real unholy â€œMetalâ€ monster. Another must for Black Asteroid fans and for those who like their techno cast from mysterious molds.
B1. Metal (Luis Flores Remix)
B2. Metal (Pinion Version)