I.B.M. – “From The Land of Rape & Honey (The Suppressed Tapes) 1995 -” – [Interdimensional Transmissions]
A double-album with restored tapes from Jamal Moss’ Insane Black Man (I.B.M) period of 1995-2005 — murky, murky industrial dance techno with continuous patterns swirling and swirling and less interest in developing tracks, where the beginning and endings are simple fade in/fade outs. Jamal himself describes his music as “post industrial angst in an urban environment.” It’s like Kraftwerk moved into the ghetto and took on a new muddy warehouse music persona. The machine-sounds compete with human angst and frictional pulses with half-manic aggression — chaos out of music and back into semi-temporal pulse patterns that throb on like a factory line. Technology noise transcending into oblivion. It’s human but it’s not pretty.