Check out an exclusive audio stream of MOTOR's new single "Black Powder," a menacing, hard-pounding techno tune that is not intended for the dance floor squeamish. The track is taken from the duo's new album "Klunk" that will hit stores overseas on April 24 and on July 25 in the United States on Mute Records.
MOTOR are techno purists Bryan Black and Mr. No who previously worked together on electropop project XLover. As MOTOR they previously put out several remixes for Depeche Mode and Marilyn Manson. Their debut full-length album "Klunk" serves up a much darker and experimental sound as visualized in the video for "Black Powder." "[The video] is about a substance which leads the user, unknowingly into in a dark underworld," explains Black in an email to Arjan. "We shot the club and live scenes at NagNagNag in London."
Black also writes about MOTOR's fascination with a darker techno sound. "We always wanted MOTOR to represent an alternative to loop-based techno. We wanted to start something which was as innovative and exciting as the sound of industrial dance music in the early 90's," he says. "Bands like Nitzer Ebb, Daf, Nine Inch Nails, Meat Beat Manifesto, Les Negresses Vertes, LFO and Mr. Oizo helped inspire us to start making music in the first place. So, we come from the dark side of the spectrum." (Click here to pre-order MOTOR "Klunk" at Amazon.com.)
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