- Brand: Perturbator
- Product Code: Perturbator–NewModel
Reissue in Regular edition Black Vinyl
New Model by Perturbator Perturbator on the web: Facebook | Bandcamp | Release date: September 5, 2017 Label: Blood Music by Robin Ono | September 22, 2017 | Reviews The year is 2053. The night is cold, the sky cracks and roars in a tempestuous rage over the incandescent skyline. A metropolis still and immaculate has yet to awaken from its slumber, unveiling the inconspicuous, bustling life crawling around its dark, labyrinthine alleyways. Behind the shining billboard screens and beneath the city surface lies the true nature of Nocturne City, impenetrable and violent. Such is the setting for New Model, a record both bolder and slicker than any previous release under the Perturbator name, a firm venture reaching beyond the “synthwave” label he is most commonly associated with. Gone is the cheesiness of 80s’ neon lights, the French producer has now opted for a stern, more dead-pan retake on the dark, retro-futuristic sounds we’ve come to know and expect from him, eloquently introduced in the first few minutes of the aptly named ‘Birth of the New Model’. Arpeggiated sequences slowly fade in as the track swells up, effectively and concisely breathing life into the vividly outlined setting and atmosphere before kicking into full-action gear with a thumping kick bass rhythm and stuttering baselines set on overdrive. Amidst the industrial and electronica-oriented textures, fans will recognise familiar trademark rhythmic tropes and sounds from the half-man, half-synthesiser; long-time followers have naught to worry about: this is undoubtedly Perturbator we are dealing with.