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Artist: Overrider
Label: Overrider
RRP: £13.99
Release Date: 15 May 2020

Manchester based electronic experimental group Overrider self release Cyc|er, a modern genre-blending album which examines defiance in the face of isolation, depression and hopelessness - intensely relevant for the times we’re living through...

Drawing on influence from Massive Attack, Oceansize, NIN, and Curve, Overrider's Cyc|er is designed to sound like a transmission from deep space. As modern electronic releases go, you can't get more intense as this.

Tracks like 'Quarter|ess' feel like they have been torn apart, layer by layer and then reworked by someone trying to squeeze out all of the human creativity. While, in stark contrast 'Black_hatch' is an engaging ambient piece which is wrapped in addition layers of electronic manipulation.

You'll certainly have strong feelings about this release. But if you're a follower of electronic rock based outfits there's plenty to sink your teeth into here.


Nick Smithson

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