Boomkat Product Review:
Loke Rahbek returns under his Croatian Amor alias for its first full-length since 2014's 'The Wild Palms,' a release that was made available on cassette for a single month, and only in exchange for a nude self-portrait. This one is really one of the best things we've heard on Posh Isolation so far - an excellently produced excursion through post-industrial, ambient and darkened pop tropes that come highly recommended if you're into anything from Alessandro Cortini through to Cold Cave, Prurient, Vangelis and beyond.
Across the 12 tracks of Love Means Taking Action Loke emerges from the shadows of Prurient/Hospital Productions and early Factory Records to define a stylishly gloomy spirit in his own image, following a silvery thread of dark, lustful inspirations from the stark, gothic ambient pop of An Angel gets His Wings Clipped thru wickedly bombed-out post-techno zones in Any Life You Want to the celibate drones of No Sex Club (Man) and soaring synth trajectories of Reality Summit and the slow dawning of romantic tristesse with Love Means Taking Action recalling the most perfect moments of Cold Cave.
Over the last year we’ve definitely noticed Posh Isolation begin to transcend their influences and really come into their own as representatives of diverse, cold, northern European pop, noise and electronic music. So it’s fair to say that the exquisite Love Means Taking Action, by one of the label’s main pillars, will come to define this period for time to come.
If you’ve been cautiously checking the label so far, this one demands the attention of all wallowing goths and monochrome industrialists.