Damage Control is pleased to announce that the second release Hypernoia The Remixes, a re-imagined and remixed version of their debut album Ultranoia. Hypernoia The Remixes will be released on the 15th of December 2020 and is available to order here.
The remix album features remixes from Australian Craig Saunders (Nova State Machine, Novakill). Canadian electronic music pioneer Phil Western (Download, Plateau, Beehatch, Kone) who tragically passed away not long after completing this remix. We are so honoured to have done this with Phil. He is sadly missed. Gin Devo from Belgian EBM pioneers Vomito Negro. Damage Control VS Markus App (Damage Control, Noonatac). Damage Control VS new band member collaborator Tom Slug. Other Damage Control VS tracks with Joshua Bradford (Ex Revco), Brian Bothwell (Manufacture), Ehsan Gelsi (Oolluu), Josh Rombout (Sirus), and Australian music icon Ollie Olsen (Max Q, Pay Harmonics, Third Eye, Dogs in Space).
Available now Ultranoia, the debut LP from Damage Control is a collection of tracks mixed, remixed and mastered by industrial music veteran Chris Peterson (OHMelectronic, Decree, Will, Front Line Assembly, Noise Unit, Delerium). Album is Mastered by Chris, with Sonic Finalisation by Greg Reely (Mastering Engineer extraordinaire for bands such as Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly and Fear Factory)..
Also included are tracks mixed and remixed by Industrial/EBM pioneer Claus Larsen (Leaether Strip, Am Tierpark, Disturbia, Klutae, DieKlute). Craig Joseph Huxtable (OHMelectronic, Landscape Body Machine) stars as guest vocalist and lyricist on the hard-hitting City of Ruins and dreamy Sci-Fi track 'Trauma'. Craig Huxtable and Chris Peterson also feature on 'Angst'. Kerry Alexis Peterson (Living Room Project/Stiff Valentine) shines as backing vocalist on 'Reasons'. We have some great friends.
Damage Control is an Australian based Industrial/Ambient/Electronic collective consisting of project architect Bill Barsby (originally UK) currently located in Melbourne Australia, with Sydney, Australia based long term friends and fellow noise makers Alex Wise and Richard Thacker (originally UK). There is a revolving door policy with collaborators coming in and out of the project to keep it ever-evolving. The original idea for this project was concocted by Bill and Richard, utilising sound experiments and recordings dating back to the early 2000s that also involved Alex Wise. Markus App (Karlsruhe, Germany) joined in 2012, which became the catalyst for the album 'Ultranoia'. At this time, we were heavily collaborating with old friends Damian Davis (one of the vocalists on Ultranoia and Hypernoia) and later Jason Podmore. We have also been heavily collaborating with Tom Slug (Vancouver, Canada) thanks to the introduction by our good friend and Producer Chris Peterson. We are excited to confirm that Tom is now a full-time member of Damage Control. The project has been a remote collaboration of exchanging files and brainstorming ideas for songs and soundscapes that document and protest this work through the eyes of empowered minds. We have a passion for hardware sound-making machines, remote collaboration, and music-making production technologies of today and yesteryear. Production is a huge part of it!
For the third release Oblivion Grid we are delighted to be collaborating with Canadians Tom Slug and Joshua Bradford (Revco, Simple Shelter) for the first time, and Chris Peterson and Kerry Alexis Peterson again. Joshua was recently in Melbourne recording vocals with Bill on several tracks. Craig Joseph Huxtable will be a guest vocalist; and Markus App as a guest remixer and guest artist. We are also excited that Kaine Delay (Left Spine Down) has agreed to collaborate with us on a track.
The collective members of the project confirm Chris Peterson and Greg Reely will be taking care of the sonic attributes of 'Oblivion Grid' as they have with 'Ultranoia' and 'Hypernoia The Remixes'. We also have some VIP remixers lined up for this album.
Click on the below image to buy the limited edition CD or download of Ultranoia.
The debut album Ultranoia received a 9/10 review from Belgium's Side-Line Magazine and had some other great reviews from Release Magazine, Brutal Resonance, Dark Entries, Regan Magazine, Elektro-Skull and The Infidel Network. Click on the links to read the reviews.