Silent Servant - Negative Fascination (2012)
Los Angeles' love for pseudo-dark electronic music comes to an all time high this weekend with BACK to BACK live performances from some of the genre's leading artists. It looks as if I picked the wrong year to purge myself of my Kompakt and Fabric catalogue.
Anyway, here's new material from a man who will be at both of those aforementioned shows. Silent Servant - former Tropic Of Cancer and Sandwell District producer, Juan Mendez - makes his stunning album debut with the poised fusion of epic techno, primitive post punk, and industrial electronics on 'Negative Fascination' for Dominick "Prurient/Vatican Shadow" Fernow's Hospital Productions. Now nine months since he stopped recording with Sandwell District, Mendez has explored his divergent yet compatible tastes to their fullest, recognising and reconciling their congruent rhythms, atmospheres and intentions with alchemical ability