Heavy beats, chainsaw synths and ascerbic lyrical accompaniment on one of the most accomplished EPs of this or any other year. Industrial fans without a copy of this stormer are missing something vital in their lives.
Favorite track: Live Slow Die Old.
top-notch production values and chock-full of Amelia's trademark brand of acerbic, playful social commentary. killer vocals, killer hooks. "i am the sum of our mistakes" might be lyric of the year...
Favorite track: Homewrecker.
electro-punk rivet-jams with a satirical edge featuring the caustic pairing of versatile ingenue Amelia Arsenic and producer/programmer Sean Payne (Cyanotic, Vampyre Anvil, CONFORMCO)
released February 15, 2018
Written by Amelia Arsenic and Sean Payne.
Programming and production by Sean Payne at Glitch Mode Recordings, Chicago, IL.
Guitars and additional programming on ‘Homewrecking’ and ‘Queen of Risk’ by Nikk Dibbs.
Vocals for ‘Live Slow Die Old’ recorded by Allon Silove at 90 Degrees Studio, Newcastle, AU.
Additional vocal engineering on 'RX Love' and 'Queen of Risk' by Pete Crane of Blind Mice Productions, Melbourne, Australia.
Guitars on ‘Live Slow Die Old’ by GregOroth using ESP guitars.
Mastering by Rick O’Neil at Turtlerock Mastering, Sydney, Australia
Live Drums: Matt James.
Creative direction and design: Amelia Arsenic.
Photography: Chad Michael Ward.
Makeup: Erin Nakashima using Sugarpill Cosmetics and Kat Von D Beauty.
Wardrobe: Nina Kate from Jane Doe Latex.
Hair: Gloria Divina from Wigs and Grace.
Jenny Payne, Oliver Heath, Matt James, Joey Talbi, Jordan Davis, JP Anderson, Jason Novak, Kevin Marburg, Amy Doan, Anwyn Watkins, Azaria Byrne, Jessica Nguyen, Wendy Crane, David Borsky, Mike Hodes, Nikk Dibbs, Glitch Mode Squad united
If any alien intelligence ever accosts you with the question; "What is industrial music?" then you could do worse than to hand them a copy of this album. Sure, it doesn't cover some of the fringes of the genre but the space it occupies right in the centre of the things that make solid, astounding industrial are all here. It's a deeply satisfying, hard-hitting, inspiring, anthemic piece of work that would be hard to equal, let alone beat. Leo Stableford
Solid album. Kanga is basically a female version of NIN with very similar melodies, guitar effects, and song cadences. This mainly rests on bass heavy electronic tracks making it an interesting album to spin. Preykonis