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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

JK FLESH / Posthuman (2012)

JK Flesh is Justin K Broadrick, the brains behind Godflesh, Jesu, Techno Animal, Final, White Static Demon, etc. He's experimented for years with loop based hip-hop and heavy dub, infusing it with dreamy soundscapes or sledge-like distortion that demands much from the listener. Posthuman is something else entirely, but you can hear elements of all of his previous projects working together, creating a post-industrial/dubstep hybrid that a dozen others will try and imitate while Justin moves onto something else even more surreal. When you hear it, you'll understand why he issued it under yet another new name. Parts of it are too dance-heavy for my liking, and parts of it will be too Industrial-heavy for dance fans. It's a strange fish and impossible to categorise. I don't like half of it, but I can appreciate the immense power of all of it.

Songs of Note: Knuckledragger; Punchdrunk

3½ dreams of dissonance that will confuse many out of 5

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