Justin K Broadrick puts his club foot forward for Downwards on four trampling techno bombs gathered under the Exit Stance EP. With no prizes for guessing what the title is about, the Godflesh/Jesu/Final bloke further girds us against broken Britain’s grim future following his Suicide Estate 2LP for Hospital Productions.
This is some of Broadrick‘s most direct, primitive, and ruggedly impactful gear, forged in the belly of the black country with charred traces of late ’90s Brummie techno edged by sparingly used daubs of patented, pollutant synths and plasmic dubbing.
A-side; he offloads the rollicking hydraulics of Exit Stance, a rallying charge of tribal bass drums and cranky percussion from the Female/Regis skool, whilst the droning, beat-less squabble of Motivated By Jealousy takes an acute measure of blighty’s radgy pulse.
B-side; his Bullied By Love comes off as a grimacing answer to Ancient Methods‘ industrial steppers, then Caveman goes on like a chips ‘n curry sauce-fed analog to Muslimgauze-via-Vatican Shadow vibes.Aye, we’re all fucked. But at least we can dance about it with JK Flesh..