Coercion LP (Purple vinyl)
Other Ideas 05 / UK / 2014
Recored while reading Stanley Milgram’s ‘Obedience to Authority’ the feelings of claustrophobia and brutality are slowly revealed across the album. The set opens with ‘Agentic State’ - an exercise in atmosphere and rhythm before moving into the more confined ‘Obedience Experiment’. On side closer ‘Antecedent Conditions’ distant percussion interacts with analogue synths lying on a bed of industrial atmospheres. The second side is where things take on a darker and more oppressive turn. ‘Situational Obligations’ ramps up the distortion levels alongside a hypnotic, overridden bassdrum, propelling the incessant keys to create a suffocating listening experience. ‘Remote Feedback’ keeps up the driving momentum before ‘Touch Proximity’ brings the album to a close by taking a steps back without offering any comfort.