A sublime missive from an alternate future, Black Lung return to Metropolis Records with their brand new single - Roth. Released May 10th, Roth is a revelation - a velveteen electro soundscape that speaks wordlessly of mass minds, data hives and the trans-humanist dilemma. A project of Australian outback provocateur David Thrussell, Black Lung exists at the edge of technology, flesh and machine ambience - a simulacra of the human experience as it teeters between redemption, destruction and the occult void of artificial intelligence. No stranger to controversy, Thrussell counts fans in odd places - Julian Assange, for one, has often tweeted Thrussell's music from his London gulag. Roth comes with exemplary remixes from Belorussian anarchists Ambassador 21, Birmingham Electro-perfectionist Sir Real and Brisbane Hardcore-ists Squm.
If it wasn't for the four -almost- identical tracks 1,5,8,15 this album would have never triggered my attention. Then I discoverd many remnants of artistical geniality found in classic Black Lung releases in between. As this controversial Nexium cult must have refreshed david thrussels brains and induce next level composing strategies, I quickly acknowledged this album as a top notch addition to his unique repertoire, steering at the front of time, and fully worthy for a release on ant-zen. BWR