are a three headed digital fiend ready to unleash their full length wrath upon the world. Digitizer
is an alternative rock (nee: disco doom) album that places them as contenders as New Zealands king of the monsters. Having drawn into their ranks former D4 guitarist Vaughan Williams, Westley Holdsworth (guitar, vocals) and Stuart Harwood (drums) turned what was initially a four track EP into an eight track juggernaut demonstrating their evolution from 2012‚Ä≤s single The Verse
. In between painstaking time in the studio, the band have had the distinct honour to support the likes of Boris (Japan), DZ Deathrays (Australia) and Beastwars (New Zealand), impressing new audiences on a much larger scale. Recorded at renowned New Zealand studio The Lab by Eddie Castelow (Dictaphone Blues
moves away from the bands former post-hardcore sound, ushering in a sound the band describe as disco doom.
Songs Tetris, Data and single Vis Viva have already showcased Holdsworth's running theme of technology throughout the album, and the shift of vocal performance adds to that theme; by using the vocoder and taking away any human element the vocals it becomes another sonic texture rather than a mere human telling a story.
Artist: Proton Beast
Label: MUZAI Records
1. Unexpected Error
2. Grey Noise
3. Vis Visa