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Factory Floor

25 25

DFA

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They may be just one album down, but you already know what to expect from Factory Floor. Right from the very start, Nik Void and Gabriel Gurnsey's sonic shtick has been dark, visceral electronica that pulses like the twitching, itching corpse of industrial techno. Thankfully, the London based duo hasn't changed.

Album number two, 25 25, sees Void and Gurnsey turning up the dial on their 2013 self-titled debut to create a sure-fire contender for electronic record of the year. Consumed by ceaseless energy, these eight cuts twinge with an anger that engulfs every pulsating beat. At times, it feels like a black hole has erupted inside your eardrums.

It's a wild ride. The magnificent "Wave" transcends from simple tectonic shape shifting into a sound that resembles intergalactic Morse code constructed by speed freaking aliens. Similarly, "Meet Me At the End" and "Slow Listen" take you deep into an underground journey of disorientating effects and grinding, piston-like rhythms.

It's impossible to ignore just how massive it all sounds. The likes of "Ya" and "Dial Me In" are colossal, sky scraping pummels that keep going and going. Each track is restless and relentless, drawing on a huge pool of stimuli-from post-punk to virulent discoto produce these gargantuan floor-filling totems.

Dirty, hedonistic, and majestic, 25 25 is the sound of dance music at its most astonishing. (www.soundcloud.com/factory-floor)

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