WL//WH Premiere: LAB PERSONNEL “Contraband” [Bella Ursa Recordings]


Hailing from Croatia, Lab Personnel is a musical collaboration turned collective and label between many like-minded artists such as Goran Lautar (aka Neon Lies), Jasmin Mahmić (aka Le Chocolat Noir, Fiume & more), Luka Kurjan (aka Man of Cloth), Marijan Katić, Nikola Kos (aka Ikonal) and Saša Rajković (aka Zarkoff, part of Sumerian Fleet, part of Neugrau & more).

Over the years, they would occasionally meet for and record lengthy sessions of improvisational music. The 7-track EP “Marked for Disassembly” is their latest output.

This time, deep within the skeletal remains of an abandoned chemical processing plant, eight of their members captured the disquieting essence of a world suspended between haunting melodies and forgotten industry. Immersed in an atmosphere of palpable musical anxiety, their machines oozed up a sonic alchemy of experimental EBM where strange syncopated drums meet with eerie acid lines and gooey textures.

The final track, “Contraband”, WL//WH is pleased to premiere, is a murky high-energy claustrophobic jam cast in tinny cymbal-triggered, heavy pounding, rugged body-shaking kick-driven grooves, ominous droning circular low-ends, fluttering angsty jagged acidic strains, and a light shivering layer of heady synth strings, to bounce and release in a magnetic mind-bending dancefloor loop.

Lab Personnel‘s “Marked for Disassembly” EP is set to be released on Mar 20th across all digital platforms, accompanied by a beautiful UV-printed cassette via Bella Ursa Recordings.

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