Boomkat Product Review:
**Andrew Sharpley of Stock, Hausen & Walkman meets TVO to present an incisively broken down and scrambled take on the 2015 Labour leadership election. A silly Cassetteboy cut-up this is not**
"It forms collaborative pieces where the leadership candidates' speech is slurred, glitched, mercilessly looped and relentlessly disturbed to bring its latent strangeness to the fore. A series of films will be made available via the Broken20 Vimeo account and with the release which replicate these processes to reveal the downright creepy nature of the whole thing. Ticks and repetitions are amplified or embellished, as the hopeful contestants become less and less human, more and more grotesque. Sharpley promises that there will, in time be further films in this series.
By way of summing up, here's a hopefully obvious but necessary statement: Broken20 aren't institutionally pro- or anti-Labour, and neither is “CBK Robots”. This release is more a matter of reflecting what's going on in the world, now. If we were to go fully Pseuds Corner, it's about holding Caliban's face to the glass while he happens to be passing by, in the hope of provoking at least a little rage. And hence it's about being “agile” as a label, inasmuch as we understand the word, so that we can respond to contemporary events.
We're not sure if you'll enjoy it, but we're sure that's far from being the point, and we trust you'll examine this weird, atavistic produce to appreciate how it mirrors the strange way our lives are now, ultimately, governed. Our masters and mistresses are rendered into sick, robotic caricatures; dead-eyed, dancing bears who've forgotten they're dancing, in a circus we've all erected through our shared delusions. So let's pause, and leer at them, and at ourselves, a little. That's a start."