Outblinker: Pink/Blue

Pink Blue

Outblinker have a mission statement which reads (in abridged form) that:

“They will not be appearing in-store at Topshop or on Hollyoaks in the near future. They have no plans to release their own perfume. They do not endorse Red Bull. They would, however, like the opportunity to blow your face off with huge, cinematic driving krautrock: abrasive electro music with a throbbing punk-rock heart….The emphasis is on side-stepping the inherent bullshit-machine of the modern industry as often as humanly possible”

Such word and sentiments are always going to find a friendly ear here.

‘Pink’ gradually gets into its groove and once unleashed it presents a cathartic cacophony of battling sounds and timbres. Rhythms crash against bass, machines make arpeggiated shapes to taunt fuzzed guitars, which respond with their own melodies. Somewhere around nine minutes into the track, the fight turns to a love-in as the various elements combine, only for dissipation to recur at its close.

‘Blue’ begins in a different hue with clicks and cuts and only the bare semblance of structure, but slowly builds into a throbbing bastard (for want of something more poetice). What sounds like the warning from some State representative is transmitted through a broken loud-hailer and siren sounds ramp up the sense of menace. This is the perfect soundtrack for the warming days and the inevitable riot season that lies ahead.

This is one hell of a début statement. Moreover, this is a timely kick up the arse. Excited to hear what comes next. BUY

‘Blue’:

‘Pink (Antoni Maiovvi Remix)’:

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Both Bars On's Manchester correspondent

Posted on June 16, 2015, in Album reviews and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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