New Horizon - JK Flesh - EDLXâ€‹.â€‹058
Impresario bone grinder, Justin K Broadrick, has prepared a new album for release on Speedy Jâ€™s Electric Deluxe label as JK Flesh. Broadrick has resolutely inhabited some dark and punishing corners of the musical landscape in his three decades of music production. Whether as a songwriter, guitarist, drummer, label head, studio producer or electronic alchemist, Broadrick has defined the sublime overlap of misanthropy, noise and arson-spirited audio. Making his initial marks with grindcore and industrial bands Godflesh and Napalm Death beginning in the late 80s, Broadrickâ€™s musical career has arched from blast-beats to head bobbing hypnosis. With a slew of recent releases from his JK Flesh moniker for EDLX, Hospital Productions, Downwards, Pi Electronics and on AnDâ€™s Inner Surface, Broadrick has increasingly taken low-fi cerebral sound exploration into technoâ€™s polluted ozone layer; drifting amongst violent collisions of rusty space junk and taking aim at the outmoded species below.
JK Fleshâ€™s 8-track double disk album for Electric Deluxe continues his assault on the failings and folly of humanity with a bludgeoning tour of dub influenced techno. A study in resolution, timber and distortion, the albumâ€™s tracks are diverse in mood and groove, but are united by the dark, porous and undulating surface texture of rippling analog treatment. Contemplation of humanityâ€™s chances for extinction or evolution provided Broadrick with the mental scaffolding upon which the albumâ€™s inky and caustic eruptions precipitate. Titles like â€œDifferent Speciesâ€ and â€œSuper Humanâ€ on the albumâ€™s A-side betray his interest in futuristâ€™s trans-humanist musings, while thumping garage baseline and searing interplanetary emergency sirens anchor the tracks in Broadrickâ€™s mastery of noise. The album is generally packed with full-form bass, percussion and machine sounds. Though tracks like the B-sideâ€™s â€œExternal Transmissionâ€ juxtapose rubbery and wiry timbers, like the best of acid, over the low-endâ€™s boiling black cauldron. â€œEarlier Forms of Lifeâ€ and â€œMacromoleculesâ€ take morose side-long glances at the dance floor, but primarily develop elegantly grime-filled grooves under the constricting spacial canopies of hyper-detailed delay and reverb. Surface detail and dusty timbers rake the listenerâ€™s ear across the minimal composition of â€œThe Next Stageâ€. The albums closing track, â€œHomo Sapiensâ€, drops you into the hopelessly gigantic hull of ship, echoing with sonar, heavy machinery and dulled low-frequencies as your iron tomb cuts across the dead oceans of our planet, or, as Broadrick has spent his musical pursuit, in search of a new one. Consider yourself on notice, a limited edition version of this album, complete with booklet and laser cut sleeve, will be released exclusively over EDLXâ€™s bandcamp.Â Â Order:Â www.electricdeluxe.bandcamp.com
All tracks written and produced by Justin K Broadrick
Cat. no. EDLX058LP â€“ All rights reserved
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