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CONSOLIDATED ‘We’re Already Here’

Mar 23, 2021 | Electronica, Reviews

Still a brutal equation

In 1991 Consolidated released Friendly Facism, one of the most articulate political albums to ever be pressed to vinyl. It took a blowtorch to capitalism, patriarchal society, racism, and meat eating. This collage of spoken word, samples, and the deadliest basslines, burned its message into the consciousness of all those who opened their ears. Now, thirty years later, Consolidated are back in the studio. To be touching on the same subject matter must be depressing, but also largely the point. However, original members Mark Pistel and Adam Sherburne up the ante with an end of days shot across the bows. Pandemics, mass extinction, and algorithms, get a look in, as the team cook up tight hip hop, techno, and industrial jams. Still a brutal equation.

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