This long anticipated self-titled debut from the already acclaimed DFA-signed three-piece Factory Floor is altogether more accessible and less coruscating than expected, especially in light of their recent Chris & Cosey (Throbbing Gristle) associations.
It’s an album stacked to the exposed rafters with darkly joyous, shoulder-shaking, vitally muscular dance music. Their trademark propulsive percussion, convulsive synths and monotonous, modulated robotic vocals collide and beautifully build across each track with huge momentum, spirit and flair.
Gorgeously grimy, post-punk art school posturing muddled up with post-industrial disco, sweating it out in the Haçienda with Liquid Liquid and the 99 Records coterie. Big, bold, invigorating stuff.
Words: Anna Wilson
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