Hailed as being one of the most innovative new industrial bands Angelspit return with a new album Hideous and Perfect, a confronting audio visual statement set to corrupt listeners the world over.
Hideous and Perfect promises to be Angelspit’s darkest release to date with its sonic textures ranging from hard pounding beats, to organic atmospheric samples, topped off by a feverishly powerful male and female dual vocal assault. The duo’s sonic exploration and creative process took them out of the studio, as they recorded much of the album’s pounding industrial percussion at an abandoned shipping yard in Sydney Harbour. They fashioned and sampled handmade acoustic and electronic instruments, imparting a unique organic sonic texture to Hideous and Perfect, while also giving a nod to the experimental roots of industrial music.
Hideous and Perfect is a vicious concoction of industrial guitar riffs, clever hooks and pathologically disturbed synths. Consisting of 12 harsh, heavy and deliberate tracks set to self destruct, Hideous and Perfect is challenging as it is catchy. The cyber punk track Ditch the Rest opens the album, with its crunching malicious guitars and aggressive percussion setting the dynamic for the rest of the album. Cold Hard Cash follows combining deceptively sweet vocals with grinding rhythms and anarchic synth melodies. The tracks range from the hypnotic pounding analogue hell of Sleep Now, to the elegantly deranged Let Them Eat Distortion and to Fuck the Revolution’s brutal and unforgettable rock and roll trip to insanity. Cinematically chilling instrumental tracks provide some respite from the album’s intense mood. Zoog and Destroyx’s turbulent vocal onslaught deals thematically with an apathetic cashed up society who are simply ‘bored to death’. Angelspit’s double edged lyrics can be poetically poignant, at other times witty, but are at all times severely potent.
Angelspit’s aesthetic concept is equally as iconic as their musical statement, as they continue to develop their fierce design and fashion aesthetic. Visually arresting photography and bold typography characterises the album’s striking artwork making Hideous and Perfect a defining album of the industrial genre.
released September 9, 2016
Hideous and Perfect
Concept, Composition, Production & Lyrics: ZooG & Destroyx, Sound design & programming: ZooG, Guitars: Graeme Charles Kent (Grand Fatal), Drum Recording: Rusty Jarratt (The Grand Fatal), Additional Synth Programming: Steve "Agent 13" Jones (Hyperlust), Additional Vocals: Donna Lynch (Princess Chaos, Fuck the Revolution), Steven Archer (Fuck the Revolution). Ego Likeness appear courtesy of Metropolis Records, Mastering: David Walker (Stepford Audio)
Art direction, styling & design: Destroyx, Photography: Helen White, Makeup: Karen Hopwood, Hair: Lyndall Vile & Lynn Nguyen, Photoshoot Assistance: Warren Beaton, Clare Beaton, Garrick Charter, Vikki & Steve (Studio Kite), Gaffer: Brad Wylie, Lighting assistance: Tama & Sasha (Outsight), Transport: Hugh Burley, Video: Thomas Marcusson, Stephanie Rajalingam, Ole Magnus Saxegard. Shot at Studio Kite, Sydney (www.studiokite.com
Tour manager: Briony Mamo, Web Support: Victor Zdanowicz-Muchlado, annik.exe, Forum mods: Draken, Toxaris, Mugatu, Venacava666, Mind Destroying Angel, Persephone66, Mistress, Press: Damage (The Dose), Katharina Poth (Dark Spy), Nadya Lev (Coilhouse), Ronald Linsey (KKSM Palomar College Radio), Alex Wain (Myspace), Jet (Vampire Freaks), Pedro Novo, Graham (Maxonix, GothRadio.com)
Support: Patrick Rodgers (Dancing Ferret Discs), Dave Heckman, Jim Smith, Shannon Ludwig & Joseph Schulthise (Metropolis records), Chris Assall and Dieter Doepfer (Doepfer Musikelektronik), Andre Springer (Net Management), Olaf Sprick (W.O.D), Athan Maroulis (Sepiatone booking), Sascha & Lucia (KMFDM), Steph (Gallery Serpentine), Lake & Janelle (Red Stripe), Seba Dolimont (Alfa Matrix), Verity Brown (Coven), Jennifer Parkin (Ayria), Shelly Wiley, Brad and Tricia, Avanti Singh, DJ Sisen, Kiwamu (Darkest Labyrinth), Phillip Inwood, U-Tarou & Mikito (Baal), Scott Golby, Dr Nathan Baxter, Roberto Massaglia, Brendan Creaven.
Angelspit use Doepfer Modular Synthesizers (www.doepfer.de
). Angelspit's synths are maintained by Steve "Agent 13" Jones (www.synthrepairs.com
Marketed and released in the USA by Metropolis Records