Censor + Duncan Avoid on Hive Records

  • Censor – ‘Empire Holds Down’

    “Now available for preorder. Censor hails from New York City, where he composes the soundtrack to urban descent in anonymity. Combining complex drum and bass rhythms with dark and expansive strings and destroyed samples, he tears through the borders separating industrial, breakcore, dnb, and powernoise music. His talent for producing intelligent rhythms is surpassed only by his intent ear for truly beautiful melodies and complex orchestral moments. Taking a nod from luminaries such as Panacea, he also leaves a truly original mark on the minds of listeners with his violent yet intensely beautiful songwriting. Keep your eyes on this one, he is going to be the next titan of dark electronics.

    The first 100 preorders come with a limited edition 3″ featuring a collaboration between Censor and Retnah, including an ambient remix by Cdatakill. This EP is more violent and chaotic than the album, and will come as a treat to fans of the distorted beat.”

    More news:

    “Hive is pleased to announce the newest member of our swarm – Duncan Avoid. We will be releasing DA’s excellent new album Metaphysics later this year. The collaborative project of Kaebin Yield and Undacova/Erratic, Duncan Avoid bring to the table a deliberately challenging m?lange of twisted ambience, impossibly broad pallets of moody and often agressive sounds, and sledge-shattered noisey breakcore. Dually challenging and rewarding, absorbing Metaphysics is like acclimating to a new dialect – familiar elements are sometimes present in the sound, but the result is also wholly different, disorienting and exciting. Features remixs by C-Drik, Mirex artist Subskan, and Kotra.
    Expect to be enthralled – this duo from Belgium are expert sculptors of sound and architects of rhythm.”