May 22, 2024

Dark electro act SpankTheNun delivers ‘The Bunker Tapes III’ – final part in ‘Bunker Tapes’ trilogy



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The Dallas, Texas-based dark electro act, SpankTheNun releases “The Bunker Tapes Vol. III”, thus bringing ‘The Bunker Tapes trilogy’ to its conclusion. The trilogy was – a quite interesting take on things – envisioned to represent a fictitious 30 year career of a band that never really existed, covering influences from 1994 – 2024.

Musically the trilogy see the start clearly rooted in early 90s Belgium and German EBM and dark electro with influences from Leather Strip, Skinny Puppy and Wumpscut. The second volume see’s that influence move towards the early 2000’s influences, adding in influences from new styles and sub-genre’s of industrial music. The final volume finds itself showcasing a more refined yet minimal sound, that is clearly influence by more modern approaches to dark dance music.

“The Bunker Tapes VOL III” covers themes of loss from the pandemic and real world virus that took millions of lives from us. The band envisioned a future where everything is destroyed and hundreds of years from now archeologists are digging in the dirt and find the ruins of Glitch Studios where SpankTheNun has recorded all of their work. They discover a long lost collection of digital audio tapes in this underground bunker and call them ‘The Bunker Tapes’.

For the first two ‘Bunker Tapes’ albums SpankTheNun enlisted Claus Larsen of Klute and Leather Strip. The third album the enlisted the talents of John Mirland to mix and master the new album.

Check out the trilogy below!

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Bernard - Side-Line Staff Chief editor
Bernard Van Isacker is the Chief Editor of Side-Line Magazine. With a career spanning more than two decades, Van Isacker has established himself as a respected figure in the darkwave scene.

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