2019 will mark 25 years since the formation of Download, the avant-garde, post-industrial project featuring Skinny Puppy’s Cevin Key, and Vancouver fixture musician Phil Western.
“Unknown Room” is the project’s 11th studio album, recorded in Los Angeles over a several-year period, culminating in a recent two-month session in the Fall that Key describes as being “extremely intense.”
On “Unknown Room”, one hears some of the old Bites-era sampling techniques coming through, as well as a strong Tangerine Dream influence. Fans of second-wave Download, early Skinny Puppy, minimal techno, and off the wall zaniness from the 1970s and 1980s pioneers that mixed prog experiments with analog equipment will love what is here.
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