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Charles Manier - Luxus Steroid Abamita
Digital
£7.99
Out 16th June 2017

Charles Manier

Luxus Steroid Abamita

Bopside Records

Expected: 16th June 2017 | 9 track techno album

Tadd Mullinix's Charles Manier project returns with a third double-LP, Luxus Steroid Abamita, an edict of nine new amorphous transmissions and clustered, clangorous, hemi-synthetic funk. This is experimental machine music:it'sinspired by the fringes of dance, but skirts petrified arpeggios and other stock Wave and Technopop emblems. Its spirit elicits Sheffield Post-Punk and Düsseldorfer NDW desiderata, but exploits are crisp, psychedelic, and expansive.


Lyrics come as laconic Dada, sociopolitical impressions—in counterpoint to concrète tape smears, echoing guitar deluges, and entrenched in ever-shifting grime. A wide spectrum of density is proffered. Atmospheric zones are submerged, modulating knells. When tempos increase, sample & hold mutations make synthesizers sputter and writhe. The title track and opus,Yopo (Calcium Tree) carry this with heavy pulses—storming like locomotives.


Album art  & design, paintings by Mullinix.