Cutting Room - The Night Chemist
Three years on from their admirable (but arguably overlooked) debut on Steeplejack Records, Melbourne trio Cutting Room pops up on Brokntoys with an EP of fuzz-soaked industrial electro mutations. Dark, twisted and mind-altering, the set sees them confidently fuse metallic post-punk noises, redlined riffs and clandestine aural textures with clanking, body-popping machine rhythms and buzzing, out-there electronic sounds. It's a blueprint for atmospheric sonic success, as is proved by EP standouts "Night Chemist", "Hum" and "Soul Patch Assailant". The "Esplendor Geometrico" remix of "Always Rock", a sludgy and even more out-there industrial affair, is also well worth a listen.