It seems like it wasn’t that long ago that The Uncanny Valley came out, but here we are almost a year and a half later, and Perturbator has released a new EP, New Model. Similar to his other releases and others from Blood Music, New Model is priced at Name Your Price.
As appropriately titled, this is indeed the furthest Perturbator has stretched out. Now, that’s not to say he wasn’t already experimenting since Dangerous Days, as well as using past EPs especially Sexualizer to really see what direction he could go in. New Model turns the danger and imminent threat sound from Dangerous Days and The Uncanny Valley up to 11. Is it too much? Well, I don’t know if it can go anywhere else, at least in that direction. And that sound seems to include more dub and other odd (at least to me) influences that I’m already hearing in other electronic acts such as Front Line Assembly’s Echogenetic.
However, I must say the sheer sonic bliss and sound quality of the synths used on this EP, whether software and/or hardware, are the best I’ve heard from Perturbator or anyone else. You really need to listen to this EP with some high-quality headphones or monitors to appreciate it. I’m now very curious where Perturbator goes from here, and I really look forward to his next release!