Phase Fatale (Ostgut Ton/Hospital Productions) & Pablo Bozzi (half of Imperial Black Unit) have debuted a new collaborative alias, Soft Crash, with an EP titled ‘Spritzkrieg’ coming via BITE.
Payne and Bozzi look to their core influences of synthwave, disco, and early techno to carve a new path they call “italo body music”.
Combining references such as William S. Burroughs and J.G. Ballard respectively, the project also functions to explore the fetishization of technology and the body and how the line between those is perpetually blurring. Increasingly, humans are reshaped and controlled by modern technology to an abysmal state; meanwhile, this technologically-made music can reinsert some emotion to try to bring back out a romantic sensibility and connection.
This record follows Phase Fatale’s second album on Ostgut Ton earlier this year and Pablo Bozzi’s debut solo EP on BITE in 2019 and his recent record on Fleisch as Imperial Black Unit together with REKA . This is BITE’s last release for 2020 following a dense schedule including Ron Morelli, Terence Fixmer, Unhuman, and New Frames.
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