Boomkat Product Review:
Monte Cazazza is the dark godfather of Industrial music. A notorious performance artist from San Francisco, Monte's credibility is such that he even coined the term Industrial music from his "Industrial Music For Industrial People" quote, which Throbbing Gristle would later borrow for their legendary label.
Since the late 70's he worked as a producer and engineer for TG and Psychic TV among others, besides very occasional releases of his own peculiar music. Released through the crucial Blast First Petite label, on 'The Cynic' Monte gets some shit off his chest, from ultra-bleak doomscapes to narcotic electro and cod-country. 'The Interrogator' is the most overtly dark and atmospheric composition, but there's different strains of darkness to be found in the Ennio Morricone-aping 'A Gringo Like Me' and lyrics like "There's just one kind of man who tells the truth/that's a dead man/ or a gringo like me" or the Nick Cave-ish 'Terminal' with its vividly bleak desert scenery.
The "Dance" tracks are equally unnerving, from the vacant electro of 'Break Number One' or the slow sauna chug of 'What's So Kind About Mankind?' and the finale 'Birds Of Prey' with morose lyrics set to sluggishly-spiked and sombre piano house with a twyst. Well recommended to all tortured souls out there.