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A veteran of the American underground noise circuit and one of it's most prolific and quietly influential figures, Noah Anthony retired his long running Night Burger alias last year and launched his new Profligate project with exceptionally strong releases on Not Not Fun (12" single) and MORE Records (12" LP). Unlike many of the current crop of relentless experimentalists, Noah uses the Profligate project to bridge the gap between noise music and the dancefloor in an exceptionally bold and unique way, shifting the focus to pre-techno styles like Industrial and EBM. Brutal drums, stark atmospheres, brilliantly controlled explosions of noise and chaos, and definitive melodies and basslines clash against soft-sung vocals whispering beneath the mix to create a sound that is reminiscent of classic acts like Front 242 or Skinny Puppy but has an atmosphere and feeling that is very much it's own. The immediacy of the music is the result of Anthony being a master of live execution - Profligate is very much a live act, his sets steal the show on any bill he's found on and he is able to capture this live intensity on his recordings. The three tracks presented on 'The Red Rope' EP see Anthony further developing and refining the styles he explored on his first 2 Profligate releases and prove that there is still a lot to be said and done in contemporary Industrial music. Low-tech but not Lo-Fi, perhaps most impressive is that Anthony does not rely on fancy analog equipment but is able to produce a depth of sound not heard out of some of the most advanced studios with a few outdated digital samplers, keyboards, and effects - a true testament to creativity and vision.
Edition of 500 copies with printed jacket and insert
Mastered by Matt Weiner