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Punk Authority
Artist
Pete Swanson
Label
Software Recording Co.
Catalogue Number
SFT0336
Release Date
March 10, 2013

"Following the devastating one-two punch of Man With Potential and Pro Style for Type Records, Pete Swanson returns to his deformed warehouse techno sound with Punk Authority.

After leaving cornerstone US noise duo Yellow Swans, Swanson made it his mission to pull apart the techno genre by the seams. This four track stomper for Software Recording Co. is by far his most damaged solo offering to date.

With a sly nod to Police Academy, “Punk Authority” launches into a barrage of debauched, regressive noise punctuated by the kind of beats you’d more readily expect to find on an Underground Resistance 12” (And that’s as effortlessly engaging as it sounds). Using a deceptively simple synthesizer/tape setup, Swanson siphons his club constructions through a hoarse mix of saturation and overdrive, resulting in something aggressive yet effortlessly foot pushing.

Punk Authority might have the kind of surface grit you’d expect to come across on a hand-painted cassette tape, but at its heart is a vomited pulse half-heard through a Stuttgart toilet stall. Swanson has successfully re-tooled a genre to fit his needs, and this Punk Authority is his chance to really crack his bare knuckles.

Punk Authority is available via the Software Recording Co. March 12th in limited edition vinyl and digital formats."

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 Punk Authority 5:54 Buy

    Punk Authority

  2. 2 C.O.P. 7:37 Buy

    C.O.P.

  3. 3 Grounds for Arrest 3:34 Buy

    Grounds for Arrest

  4. 4 Life Ends at 30 12:57 Buy

    Life Ends at 30

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