Boomkat Product Review:
Gnod and Michael Holland's Ono Tesla corporation follows that gorgeous Negra Branca side with a snotty cyberpunk blast from Czech Republic's Lightning Glove. 'Radical Zoo' is their debut album of rudimentary electronics, spitting machine rhythms and urgent, whiny vocals lashing out under dissociative synth atmospheres across six tracks referencing punkish electro and dubstep alongside in-vogue darkwave. Together with lyrics about Ketamine and the social disintegration of Europe, it all comes off like the lo-fi soundtrack to some '90s cyberpunk flick about poor-but-sexy squatters in de rigueur fatigues. To be fair we shouldn't knock their earnest agitations and refusal to sit comfortably in a box - compared with so much anodyne posturing in the modern musical sphere - but the impact of 'Radical Zoo' is at odds with their rhetoric due a dilettante approach to dance rhythms. Support from Jon K and Andrew Lyster ov meandyou. RIYL Dracula Lewis, Gnod, PTV.