Kill Memory Crash’s “Crash V8” stands as a monolithic statement of the duo’s industrial electronic sound; a storming beat and sharp bass refrain underscore claustrophobic vocals lamenting modern social anxiety and the perils of technological dependence. Its immediate effects are undeniable; it is paranoid, politicized, and pornographic. As a precursor to their upcoming album, American Automatic, the duo offers an exclusive remixed version of the single.

The exclusive B-side “T. Bombay” occupies a murkier realm, with reverberating squelches dying out behind a staccato rhythm and ominous processed vocals, while Richard Devine (Warp, Schematic) lends his trademark surgeon’s hand for a remix of the A-side, masterfully transforming the song into a glitch workout that slowly evolves into a piece of sublime, ethereal grandeur.

As the leaders of the industrial electronic scene, Kill Memory Crash have once again proven their prowess with this impeccable combination of atmosphere, adrenaline, and argument, creating an affecting polemic against the darkness and sleaze of modern life, as well as an irresistible dancefloor igniter.

About Kill Memory Crash

For over 10 years, Alex and Adam of Chicago’s Kill Memory Crash have been developing their own blend of dark electronic music, influenced by the decay of modern life. Having started their mu...check out Kill Memory Crash's page and other releases

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  • 12"/Digital
  • release date:
  • March 8, 2005
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1Crash V8 [Kill Memory Crash 12]
2T. Bombay
3 Crash V8 (Richard Devine remix)
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