July 10, 2024

Electro-industrial project Binary Order launches new single: ‘Slow Blade’

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The UK-based electro-industrial project Binary Order drops a brand new single, “Slow Blade”.

Musically “Slow Blade” spans across the two contrasting sounds of IDM and metal that encompass the album. “Once I had made it work as you hear it now, I had found the sound that I wanted The Future Belongs To The Mad to have,” says Binary Order mastermind, the London-based musician Benjamin J. Blank.

For Blank “Slow Blade” is what he calls “a reflection of the decline I’ve witnessed in my lifetime (…) a decline that has gotten us to a point where we are more concerned with passing the blame than attempting fix the decay that has rotted away at us all, leaving many despondent and lost, myself included.”

The single is the first sign of the “The Future Belongs To The Mad” album due out in late November. Work on “The Future Belongs To The Mad” took place over the course of nine months, from December 2022 until August 2023, and was written, produced and performed by Benjamin Blank.

The album holds 12 tracks of industrial metal, IDM and electronic cyberpunk inspired soundscapes.

The album clearly worked as a therapeutic session for Blank: “It’s never easy to be honest about these kind of things, but I feel it’s important with this release to be so. The Future Belongs To The Mad was written during possibly the most difficult period I’ve ever had to get through – a period I’m not actually done dealing with – and one from which I now fear I shall never depart. This album is an expression of my own inability to find meaning or purpose in life. And the utter disdain and emotional distraught that comes from the accumulation of living like that year, after year, after year. With this album I’ve managed to turn something that is for all intents and purposes destroying me, and created what is without any doubt in my mind, the greatest accomplishment of my life.”

Benjamin J. Blank formed Binary Order in 2008. Below is the new single on Bandcamp.

You can find it right below on Spotify.

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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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