out now: Monolith – Unnatural Bodies [HANDS]

 

Artist:
Monolith

 

Title:
Unnatural Bodies

 

Label:
Hands Productions

 

Cat#:
HANDSD291

 

Release Date:
24th July 2020 (CD)
07th August 2020 (digital)

 

Format:
CD & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Bullet Proof

02.
Stop The World

03.
No Shade In The Shadow

04.
Unnatural Bodies

05.
Eyes Wide Open

06.
God Is Your Shield

07.
Fake Empire

08.
Already There

09.
Crawl Back

10.
Melting Mountains

11.
Redemtion

12.
The Flood Is Coming

 

Press Info:
An album every two years – Eric van Wontherghem continues his creative streak since joining HANDS in 2014. And surely the audience is well up for the refill: In just under an hour, “Unnatural Bodies” demonstrates Monolith’s mastery of his signature sound, a seamless merger of rhythmic electronic styles, a vibrant and energetic rush affecting body and soul, provoking, but never assaulting.

Avantgarde artist Jim Whiting brought his mechanical theatre “Unnatural Bodies” to public acclaim in the 1980s and continues to exhibit constantly updated versions of it. By all means comparable is the art of Eric van Wontherghem: Industrial and EBM pioneer in the 1980s, tribal rhythm noise innovator in the 1990s, embracing the techno groove ever since: The result being an irresistible fusion, made for the stage – tested positively on many performances throughout the years. “Unnatural Bodies” carries the peculiar Monolith style, an album as a tight entity, with the individual tracks epitomizing its root sources: Consider the techno drive of “Stop the World”, the earworm hook line of “Unnatural Bodies”, the EBM-ish DNA of “God is your Shield”, the heavy industrial atmosphere of “Already there”, the distorted belligerence of “Redemtion” or the nimble melodic relief of “The Flood is coming” – diversity in unity, an album the way it has to be!

 

Listen:
soon

 

Full Track Streaming:
“God Is Your Shield”

more soon

 

Video:
“Stop The World”

Video made by the29nov films

 

Special:
“Construct / Destruct ▬ Industrial Technoteka”

 

Recommendations:
Monolith’ “Time Running Out EP” on Sonic Groove Records
Monolith’s “Crashed [Hands Productions
Monya’s “Straight Ahead” on Hands Productions
Orphx’ “Pitch Black Mirror” on Hands Productions | Sonic Groove

 

Buy CD:
HANDS Shop
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Monolith @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Websites:
Monolith
HANDS

 

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