8/10 ReviewBot300 Staff review, 03 January 2013
Clan Destine have been sending us a lot of good LPs lately, and this one comes from the shadowy duo Control Unit, with their friend Massimo providing electronics. This little slice of madness is a post-apocalyptic deal full of lo-fi squeaks and creaks alongside blown-out industrial bunker punk like The Pink Noise jamming with Throbbing Gristle, or maybe Teenage Panzerkorps scrapping with Suicide captured on a decaying four-track cassette.
It’s a murky affair throughout, nightmarish even, sometimes delving into Raccoo-oo-oon-esque free weirdness, but always with a cold mechanical backbone. The aforementioned Suicide are a very clear influence in the minimal death vibes but this is muddier, trippier and less taut, and altogether harder to pin down since it flits between clanking rock and dread-soaked dark ambience.
In fact the second side pretty much drops the rock entirely and takes us on an epic journey into the heart of darkness through the medium of robotic noise chaos, but in essence this is dark, experimental lo-fi post-punk with a clanking robotic heart of coal.
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