A departure from this world is a welcome change. Gone are the days of old. The unknown begins now.
The Brvtalist is proud to present a new mix by Vancouver-based duo, Koban. Fusing darkened post-punk, wave and modern electronics, Koban's sound is nostalgic as it is fresh and forward thinking. We are thrilled to bring you a mix just ahead of their new album, Abject Obsessions, out April 21st on Italy's Avant! Records. The new record includes 10 tracks that are cold, caustic and brvtally infectious. As a preview for the upcoming release, we are also thrilled to bring you one of our favorite tracks, "Instinct of Ego".
After releasing material on Broadway to Boundary and Weyrd Son, Koban's sound has continued to evolve while on Avant! Building on the success of their EP, Vide, Abject Obsessions is a complete album showcasing French-speaking female vocals and English-speaking male vocals, along with synths and razor sharp guitars. As for the mix, New Brvtalism No. 048 is a twisted trip into the dark hearts of this drifting duo. With an already impressive catalog, Koban has quickly emerged as one of our favorite acts in the burgeoning renaissance of post-punk style bands. Abject Obsessions will be released on both LP and CD and we look forward to more material and live performances from this "satanic murder couple". For more information please visit Facebook and Avant!
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1. Salt- Institute
2. Day of the Rope - Spray Paint
3. 13 Ans Presque 17 - Scorpion Violente
4. After the Fall - Pure Ground
5. A Perfect Body - All Your Sisters
6. Fantastic - Kitchen and the Plastic Spoons
7. Not Enough Violence - Ariel Pink
8. Anyway - Oto
9. On- Borghesia
10. Honeymoon- Minuit Machine
11. In the Headlights - MOTH
12. Here Again - Factory Floor