[dropcap]Blush[/dropcap] Response is a highly interesting new artists in the outer realms of Post Punk, Industrial, You-name-it, and not quite unknown since we featured the Berlin based Techno institution Ancient Methods here, Techno can be widely considered as our, or at least my, favorite genre that widely relies on EBM, New Beat and Industrial, and especially its darker sides should not be unheard if you’re fond of electronic weirdness.
But the weirdness isn’t all, it goes beyond that. Synthesizers, and live performance on synthesizers are a big part of what is Blush Response – and Joey Blush, the man behind the project, certainly gives us some very interesting insights into music creation on modular machines, that re-shaped the music scene over and over, since their first availability, to the experimental noise attacks of Throbbing Gristle, the sudatory dance floor killers of Front 242 or Nitzer Ebb, Pet Shop Boys‘ melancholy and elegance or Surgeon‘s kick drum heavy approach on Techno. Not necessarily the Pet Shop Boys’, but certainly Throbbing Gristle, Surgeon or Front 242 left audible traces in Blush Response’s sound, and the creation of sound never ceases to be interesting, as recently pictured in the excellent documentary I Dream Of Wires. (more…)