Endo, Nic : Cold metal perfection
Atari Teenage Riot woman's abrasive second album
Despite this distraction, it's always been her aim to make her own records. She's already released debut album, 'Poison Lips', on Fatal, a label set up by Endo and Elias to force others to acknowledge their role as female producers in the largely male world of electronic music. This album has equally noble intentions but sometimes it's hard to get past the abstract noise to realise them.
Like ATR, the emphasis is electronic but without the white noise, fury and shouting that's Empire's trademark. Endo has a more angular take on matters, like '80s US electro adopted by avant-garde composer Stockhausen, and the keyboard is the focus. Though the weirder it gets (jagged, mechanical opener 'Man-Eater'), the better it works, it's still difficult for most to really [I]enjoy[/I] an album like this.
But, then, maybe that's the point.
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