Berlin based EBM/ Industrial French duo from Toulouse, Imperial Black Unit made of Thomas Chalandon (Templər): machine drums, sampler, live percussions, vocals; and Pablo Bozzi (Lapse of Reason): synthesizers, vocals, live percussions, samples.
Absolutely one of the best contemporary new acts, along t_error 404, Alvar, Unconscious, Phase Fatale, Occult Code, and Schwefelgelb (out with a new a+w’s EP at the same time), just the first names that come to mind, able to instill fresh and distinctive nuances and emphases to the classic industrial/EBM sound.
The duo are going to drop their debut 4-track “State Of Pressure” 12″ EP out on July 6 2018 via Berlin’s Aufnahme+Wiedergabe.
“Now You Can Pray” is a propulsive, paranoid, hypnotic electronic body of music that captures the alienation of early Skinny Puppy and the deep electro-industrial of the Front Line Assembly combined with the urgency of punk, made of ominous harsh synths, heavy rhythmic patterns, powerful bass and demonic distorted growlings that whisper hasty warnings of pain and suffering, arousing a deep feeling of excitement and anticipation.
Doom and gloom, as in the best EBM, are sure to come, there is no escape, but hardly has been so elegantly captivating and mesmerizing in recent times.
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