STYLE...... Darkwave, Gothic Rock, Post-Punk, Shoegaze, Industrial
LABEL...... Vacant Valley
QUALITY..... VBRkbps / Joint-Stereo
Discipline Reaction is the much anticipated debut LP from Melbourne based post-punk industrial unit Bitumen. This free-standing document was recorded at Magnet Studios in Coburg, and produced by the band with the help of Alexander Anglias (The Faculty, Ill Globo) – the phantom fifth member, and realised with the guidance of Peter Bramley, (Vacant Valley executive) who created the idiosyncratic cover art. Experiencing their mesmeric live performances is to engage with a tense yet assured force. This year, the band have supported the likes of iconic UK post-punk group The Chameleons, and the needs-no-introduction Lydia Lunch, both in Melbourne and in Hobart as part of Dark Mofo festival. Discipline Reaction – an apt title reflecting the bands sincere sense of drive and earnest audacity. This monolithic record faithfully portrays their electric dynamism and sheer conviction.
1. Lash (4:24) 2. Twice Shy (3:44) 3. Sicker Dowry (6:13) 4. Pound Of Flesh (4:14) 5. Wriggling Signal I (2:13) 6. At Bended Knee (5:06) 7. Hate To Say / A Nice Ride (4:08) 8. Wriggling Signal II (5:26) 9. Cardinalidae (4:43)