7 Oct 2011

3by3008 | Cloaks - Versions Grain.....

The 3by3 label returns from a long hiatus with a new distribution partner and renewed vigour to unveil its most anticipated release to date, ‘Versions Grain’ – remixes and versions of tracks from Cloaks’ 2009 debut album ‘Versus Grain’, where the label began.

Nine heavyweight industrial workouts featuring contributions from guest remixers Ancient Methods and Legion Of Two, alongside the entire 3by3 roster – JK Flesh (aka Justin Broadrick of Godflesh and Jesu), Dead Fader, Devilman, Oyaarss and Volt Music.
  • The inimitable Ancient Methods emerge for the first time on CD, providing a 9-minute slab of industrial Techno bass weight to get folks dancing like they mean it.
  • Planet Mu’s Legion Of Two make their first appearance since their 2009 album ‘Riffs’, adding their distinctive sound of live drums and tough electronics.
  • New 3by3 signing JK Flesh gets his first label outing. Yet another project from the insanely prolific Justin Broadrick (Godflesh/Jesu/Palesketcher), providing just a taste of what to expect from the forthcoming album.
  • Dead Fader return to home listening format following their 2010 debut album ‘Corrupt My Examiner’ and a succession of international live shows.
  • Latvian producer Oyaarss puts his unique spin on ‘Sixmenace Two’, promising a lot from his debut full-length, due on 3by3 later this year.
  • Also opening their 3by3 account is Devilman, featuring Shige Ishihara (DJ Scotch Egg/Seefeel) and Gorgonn (Dokkebi Q), finally making their release debut.
  • Carl Cloaks’ solo project Volt Music also gets a first airing and Cloaks offer up two alternative cuts that didn’t make the album.

A killer remix package in its own right but also an excellent step forward for the 3by3 label, providing an indication of things to come from its roster over the next 18 months.