Painter / Pulby
Genres: electronica, industrial, acid house
Jan 20 - 26 2003
seven-incher has a weird concept to it - its sides are split up so
that side A, featuring Primitive Painter's "Self Reference
Hour," is deemed "1912", and side B, with Pulby's
"Water From Different Falls" on it, is called
"1954." What these numbers mean is beyond me, though they
obviously look like years. Despite the mystery, this is a fine
electronic 7" that should appeal to anybody.
On side one we have Primitive Painter's piece, a nice track
of dark, industrial-themed electronica. It starts off with a simple
synth repetition and then layers on a cold, hard beat along with a
dark ambiance and some nice electronic sound scribbles. Halfway
through the track PP uses a short, repeated speech sample to
add a sense mechanical impersonality to the piece - its persistent
repetition causes it to become eerily non-human, further enhancing the
track's industrial feel. Altogether, it is a very well-done track
that's powerfully danceable. A strong resemblance to 80's industrial
music (think Throbbing Gristle) is definitely present.
On the second side, we're faced with Pulby's much less
industrial "Water From Different Falls." Upbeat and funky,
it's very melodic, using some delicious guitarwork on top of the beats
in a combination that sometimes recalls Cornershop's fantastic
"Brimful of Asha." It's an energetic track that will get you
dancing in no time.
Altogether, this Primitive Painter / Pulby split-7" is
a great new record from a great new label. If this release is any
indication, Dead Digital could become really big on the scene one day,
with both Primitive Painter and Pulby right by its side.
2 songs, distributed by the
label, released 2002]