Global Citizen - Nil By Mouth
Electro, Industrial Glory & Honour are a brand new label and PR team working from bases in Volgograd, Russia, and Hampshire, England. In the few months that they've been going, they've signed up a small number of great acts, including Analog Angel (whom I previously recommended), and Global Citizen.

Global Citizen have just released their second album, and features a naked woman on the cover with exposed Breasts and a Ballgag. That sentence alone is going to make half of you very, very alert.
The Dark, progressive proto-goth sound that Global Citizen (led by Rich Mills) convey makes them a figurehead band for the label.

Most of you will expect this act to sound mediocre, and rely on imagery, and the truly wonderful stage paint that Rich wears to carry them. Wrong. 'Kimochi II' is as broody as you'd expect from a release focused on bondage and sexual deviancy, and the drum beat can almost be a masked inquisitor entering the dungeon via the stony stairs.
Let's just accept it - Sex sells, and everyone knows it.

'Don't Make it Slow' is almost funky - it's Dark Electro, but has far more of an upbeat EBM stance to it than acts that share the tag. I'm actually highly reminded of Third Realm, but the bass on this CD gives it more of a swagger, and it's almost like a pimp strolling down the sidewalk.

I'm reminded of Bain Wolfkind, and his song 'I get Turned on when I get the Money Out'. The difference is that this quartet have a refined and more memorable approach to their Electronica.

I could dare invite the more adventurous of you to utilise this CD as a soundtrack to porn, with titles like 'Immaculate Ejaculate', 'Nil By Mouth' and 'Early Morning Star', the onus is truly on Erotica, and this album sounds very, very attractive.

The title track gets my vote for most memorable, as well. Interesting act, and very promising label.

I can't wait to see how this spices up the scene.


Edit: I forgot to mention the production on this CD. The production is considerably stronger than I expected, the Drums (which are hardest to get right) sound low enough in the mix to maintain their own identity and not steal the show, and it's done with enough aplomb and intent to secure the theme and ideas to not lose their traction. Above all else, this sounds and feels dark, and it's exactly what I think they wanted.
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Global Citizen - Nil By Mouth

Glory & Honour are a brand new label and PR team working from bases in Volgograd, Russia, and Hampshire, England. In the few months that they've been going, they've signed up a small number of great acts, including Analog Angel (whom I previously recommended), and Global Citizen.

Global Citizen have just released their second album, and features a naked woman on the cover with exposed Breasts and a Ballgag. That sentence alone is going to make half of you very, very alert.
The Dark, progressive proto-goth sound that Global Citizen (led by Rich Mills) convey makes them a figurehead band for the label.

Most of you will expect this act to sound mediocre, and rely on imagery, and the truly wonderful stage paint that Rich wears to carry them. Wrong. 'Kimochi II' is as broody as you'd expect from a release focused on bondage and sexual deviancy, and the drum beat can almost be a masked inquisitor entering the dungeon via the stony stairs.
Let's just accept it - Sex sells, and everyone knows it.

'Don't Make it Slow' is almost funky - it's Dark Electro, but has far more of an upbeat EBM stance to it than acts that share the tag. I'm actually highly reminded of Third Realm, but the bass on this CD gives it more of a swagger, and it's almost like a pimp strolling down the sidewalk.

I'm reminded of Bain Wolfkind, and his song 'I get Turned on when I get the Money Out'. The difference is that this quartet have a refined and more memorable approach to their Electronica.

I could dare invite the more adventurous of you to utilise this CD as a soundtrack to porn, with titles like 'Immaculate Ejaculate', 'Nil By Mouth' and 'Early Morning Star', the onus is truly on Erotica, and this album sounds very, very attractive.

The title track gets my vote for most memorable, as well. Interesting act, and very promising label.

I can't wait to see how this spices up the scene.


Edit: I forgot to mention the production on this CD. The production is considerably stronger than I expected, the Drums (which are hardest to get right) sound low enough in the mix to maintain their own identity and not steal the show, and it's done with enough aplomb and intent to secure the theme and ideas to not lose their traction. Above all else, this sounds and feels dark, and it's exactly what I think they wanted.
Sep 07 2011

Nick Quarm

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Writer and contributor on Brutal Resonance

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