The New Formal

by Forward Strategy Group

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    A1) We're Looking For Manpower
    A2) Clean Neckline
    B1) Code#3

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Support from Shifted, Dave Clarke, Perc, DVS1, Tommy Four Seven, Adam X, Oscar Mulero, Xhin, Untold, Peter Van Hoesen, Ivan Smagghe, The Black Dog, Cassegrain, Dustin Zahn, Mondkopf, AnD, Bas Mooy, Ambivalent & more.

Forward Strategy Group, one of Perc Trax’s central acts return with their first EP since their debut album ‘Labour Division’ was released in May of last year. Since then they have gigged around Europe including gigs at Berlin’s two temples of techno, Berghain and Tresor and have had their album tracks remixed by UK industrial/synth fusionists Factory Floor and Perc Trax’s man in Athens, Sawf.

Continuing the expansion of their sound first heard on ‘Labour Division’ the EP opens with ‘We’re Looking For Manpower’, one of their most expansive tracks to date based around floating chord sequences and a momentum heavy, clap driven groove. Next ‘Clean Neckline’ toys with broken beats and grinding machine noise, somehow distorted & saturated in sound whilst remaining clean and crisp.

Finally the epic ‘Code #3’ continues the sound of Code #1 and #2 from their debut Perc Trax EP with a rock solid 4/4 kick, a snare that could floor a toddler from 50 paces and a host of rattling percussion patterns providing all the rhythmic interest your ears could desire.


released June 10, 2013

Written & produced by Al Matthews and Patrick Walker.
Mastered by Matt Colton at Alchemy.


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'I don't like this, it sounds like gabba' - X-Press 2

UK based electronic record label releasing the best in techno and experimental music since 2004.

Artists include Ansome, Ghost In The Machine, Truss, Scalameriya, Manni Dee, Forward Strategy Group, Sawf, Yuji Kondo and label-owner Perc.
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