The unrelenting algorithms of PC World technology adheres to music for a liquid society, where traditional norms are dislocated and culpability lacks a centre. Influenced by EBM and synth punk, the South London based project now present a self-titled release of snotty industrial fit for club vigilantes and mutant punks.
From the cathartic need to topple the plethora of high-rise apartments ("Running Man"), resigning to the fact that one cannot penetrate the heart of biometric targeting ("System and Structure"), or an ode to one's invisibility in the mass of the megacity ("The Drift"), the songs on display take influence from electronic scenes dominated by body horror, aesthetically reshaping them for an era where individual agency is presented as boundless and yet constantly under attack.
Sound artist Ryan Bellett and vocalist William Dante Deacon met by chance encounter in Massachusetts, and after a two year absence between the UK and Australia, formulated a collaboration titled after an innocuous shop replicated on every British high street. Propaganda for the paranoiacs, parables by the plebians; consume it and dilute what you will.
released November 2, 2019
Art / Layout by: Ruby Quick, Mark Guzman, Tom Bryant
Despite the fact that High Functioning Flesh split up, Susan Subtract hasn't sacrificed any quality on this ep. The tracks on here do a solid job of emulating industrial's 1980's evolution away from the original Throbbing Gristle sound. The Spice Must Flow
That synth pop like this exists in the 21st century is a gift from the heavens. The cheeky reverences to the past (the orchestra blast in "LA"!) are a delight. And it's all so smooth - cool - dark. Addictive! Alexander S. Kunz