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May112011

Worth a listen: Allflaws, Amrak

Image via allflaws.comBristol, UK, has been a hotbed musical innovation since the early 1990’s.  Bristol's list of hometown heroes includes  of Massive Attack, Portishead, Tricky, Roni Size, Up, Bustle and Out, and relative newcomers ALLFLAWS whose newest release AMRAK drops on via Derelict State Records this week. 

Following his vision for the band which he conceived in late 2004,  Vocalist and Producer Gerard Curran has melded electronic and rap into a new version of trip-hop, one that's brooding, hard, and edgy. Each track is dominated by Curran’s dark, inventive, and intelligent lyrics that are layered over a variety of electronic backdrops. Whether that backdrop is the double-time beats of drum n bass or a twisted version of late 80’s house meets Nine Inch Nails inspired industrial, ALLFLAWS is able to strike a complimentary balance between lyrics and music, maintaining the dark and foreboding style which is typified on Amrak.  

As if making music wasn’t enough, ALLFLAWS has coupled with this release a spoken word video collaboration between Curran and filmmaker and VJ Swankoid titled Acid Face, a slightly unsettling but intriguing project that you can check out below.

You can find out more information on ALLFLAWS including music and videos at their official web home, on YouTube, or MySpace.

 

 

 

Reader Comments (1)

Bristol's days of deep black soundsystems seem to have passed, yet we remain home to cooked-up, groovy, solid and weird musical experiments...Allflaws could be considered in the vein of the list of old-school Bristol greats, like ourselves Up, Bustle & Out - yet set in a more contemporary digital framework of ideas, productions, releases and promotions...For this style, it is a little above my station as we were very hands-on, people politics orientated, yet I find intrigue floating around there in the troubled and unsettling world of Allflaws...High-speed communications never released us from the globalized transnational institutions impinging on our daily lifestyles, choices, ideas and freedoms - for these very reasons Gabriel and Allflaws have a mission to stick by and man their stations in defence of the universal being who values their freedoms and rights...And part of this struggle must be pinged upon the digital reach, capable of immense outputs - and the message from all this philosophical global combat surely must be to think local, Nature, peace and love - Up, Bustle & Out...

- we are to release our 14th album in 2012 - it is finished, just waiting for the time to drop our socio-political grooves...
May 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterup bustle & Out

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