Perc Trax’s 2nd and final sub-label launches with a release as special as it is unique. Pairing boss man Perc with industrial legends Einstürzende Neubauten to provide a link between the current cutting edge wave of techno/industrial fusionists and one of the true cornerstones of first generation of industrial trail-blazers.
Einstürzende Neubauten innovated both musically with their philosophy that any sound can be incorporated into a composition and also their DIY mentality, an attitude shared by similarly groundbreaking UK artists such as Throbbing Gristle and Cabaret Voltaire. Now Perc takes the dub-mixes from Neubauten’s 1981 album ‘Kollaps’, a release mentioned many time by Wells as one of the key influences on his trademark sound, reworking the source material to add a contemporary touch which is respectful whilst showcasing this classic material in a new light. Serving up everything from echo-soaked dub workouts to sonically and physically imposing percussive assaults this is Perc at his most innovative, open-minded and confrontational.
The collaboration between Einstürzende Neubauten and Perc will start and end with this EP. There will be no follow up releases making this release even more intriguing. The EP was mastered by UK mastering engineer of the year Matt Colton at Alchemy in London and the striking artwork is by long time Perc Trax collaborator Jonny Costello.