Why shop with us? 0113 245 4399


We’ve had a few interesting debuts this week and this mini-LP from Chicago duo Acteurs is no exception, harnessing a hypnotic technoid pulse and some classy production touches for a fried slice of dystopian cyberpunk synth-(anti)pop. Repetition is the name of the game here, with a relentless mechanical throb and a dense sub-bass pulse are offset by detached, repetitive vocals and playful syn ...

LP £11.99 £6.00 PUBINF008

Ltd OOP mini-LP on Public Information.

  • Shipping cost: £3.15 ?
  • Only 1 copy left.
This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately. Can ship immediately for Christmas.

REVIEWS

Acteurs by Acteurs
1 review. Write a review for us »
9/10 Mike Staff review, 08 February 2013

We’ve had a few interesting debuts this week and this mini-LP from Chicago duo Acteurs is no exception, harnessing a hypnotic technoid pulse and some classy production touches for a fried slice of dystopian cyberpunk synth-(anti)pop. Repetition is the name of the game here, with a relentless mechanical throb and a dense sub-bass pulse are offset by detached, repetitive vocals and playful synth details in a retro-futurist locked groove stumble that’s like Suicide and Underworld and Throbbing Gristle compressed into a tight, rigid cube of minimal, mechanised post-punk synth-throb ramblings.

It’s a hard album to pin down - there’s hints of techno, synthpop, coldwave, kraut, kosmische, post-punk and dark ambience, but it’s all stripped down to an unnerving, awkward skeletal pulse. The first side ends on a locked groove which I didn’t even realise was locked for a good minute or two. On the flip they focus on the more abstract side of their sound with two instrumentals. The modular twitch-scape of ‘Critter’ is drifts from cosmic to unnerving and then the lengthy closer ‘Freezing Fog’ has a hypnotic bass octave pulse that pumps along patiently for ages over a slowly swirling astral whoosh and echoed synth lightning cracks which are joined by some anarchic fried-circuit screeching towards the end which gets pretty intense. So there you have it, I have enjoyed this record!


VIDEO

There is a video clip for this item, but you need to accept our functional cookies to see it. Sorry!
Vimeo



YOUR RECENTLY VIEWED ITEMS


PRESS RELEASE

What the artist or label has to say for themselves. Read more.


EMAIL ALERTS

Your email address will not be abused or shared.