ALBUM REVIEW: Fearbox – Structures | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 20.07.18

 

The steady, insistent, irrepressible march of a dystopian techno torment, stripped to the bare brutalist concrete. North East electronica force Fearbox, aka Ian Todd, gets wired up once more to explore Structures, a post post-apocalyptic soundtrack in ten tracks. It’s clear this existence leaves him cold, his fourth album sees a technological shift since 2016 release Numb.

Is this the monotonous click over Metro sleepers, the ghosts of heavy industry bordering our great rivers or perhaps instead the pulse of humanity that punctuates the soundscapes? Unlike Numb we explore an oasis of wonderment, the electronica efflorescence of The Sea. The magic of Mirrors, an invitation to the dancefloor. Lost in music, caught in a miserable techno trap. No turning back: feel the fearbox.

 

 

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