After their last release from 1982, the seminal "California Babylon", San Francisco industrial pioneers Factrix are back with a new studio album, recorded together with Italian duo Control Unit (whose critically acclaimed debut "The Fugitives" was released on Backwards last year).
The quartet formed by Bond Bergland, Cole Palme, Silvia Kastel and Ninni Morgia moulds a new language of industrial music with guitars, bass and electronics, resulting in a fusion of acoustic and electric elements, primitive rhythms patterns and even blues.
On top sits the ghostly, sexy, no-waveish voice of Silvia Kastel.
The LP was recorded in Spring 2012 at the Factrix studio in Berkeley, CA and later mixed by Silvia Kastel and Bond Bergland, then mastered by Scott Colburn in Seattle.
Fans of classic industrial music, Throbbing Gristle, post punk, Confusion Is Sex era Sonic Youth will feel at home with this album, but it will also satisfy those who love the most extreme avantgarde experiments in music.
The first pressing of the record will be accompanied by a limited edition 7" with bonus tracks.
A1 Free From The Net Mixed By – Bond Bergland
A2 Agitated Feelers
A3 Trap Doors
A4 Winter Down
A5 Polarity Tremens Mixed By – Bond Bergland
B1 Slip On My Skull
B3 Warm Wind
B4 Red Jelly
B5 Broken Dreams
C1 Tables Turned
D1 Wordless Travelled
D2 Guts Blues
Old Europa Cafe AVS