Pitchblack-LTD | Friction

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by Pitchblack-LTD

Stripped-down, electronic sound, but with a soulful delivery.
Genre: Electronic: Electro
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1. Trouble Skank
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2. Last Train To Metropolis
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3. Everybodys Monkey
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4. Rumble Walk
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5. Spaced Out Steppa
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6. The Late Mans Blues
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7. No Riot!?
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8. El Presidente
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9. Run Run Run
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10. Stand 2
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11. Rumours
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Album Notes
Pitchblack-Ltd saw light of day in the advent of this new century. With an ambition to create something undefineable and new, songwriter Mike Granditsky still had some clear thoughts on what this new band should be about. Pitchblack-Ltd delivers a groove that might bear resemblance to 70´s krautrock, and you are likely to find traces of punk, funk, soul, reggae and some new wave, executed with an edgy energy. One could argue that Pitchblack-Ltd draws inspiration from such diverse acts as Roxy Music, The Pop Group, Magazine and Sly & The Family Stone, but bear in mind that the bands open-mindedness for experimentation calls for a few fixed points. To go someplace new, one has to be well-rooted in the past.
Since forming Quiet Men in the dawn of punk, Mike Granditsky has fronted Spirited Sin and Kingfisher Men. With the first, vinyl-only, Pitchblack-album "Upton Park" (2001), he started the journey towards what is now Pitchblack-Ltd. In 2005, the band released a self-titled cd, which further explored the Groove, the Bassline and the Soul. 2007 sees a new incarnation of Pitchblack-Ltd with new core members Poke S and experienced reggaebasist Kenny McKenzie. The new album "Friction" takes it one step further, with a more stripped-down, electronic sound, but with the same soulful delivering.


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Rice B. and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team

Energetic and unique album
Sweden’s Pitchblack-ltd serves up their own vibrant take on dance-oriented rock on their terrific album, “Friction”. Unlike some recently successful bands of this genre, the success of Pitchblack-ltd’s new release is due more to an age-old reliance on brilliant song craft rather than mere adherence to the revival of the once unholy alliance between Rock and Disco. Indeed, each of the eleven songs on “Friction” bristles with its own immediacy, tunefully melding R&B and Rock influences with equal command. The first track, “Trouble Skank,” establishes their unique sound with an insistent groove and sing-along melody. Elsewhere, “Everybodys Monkey” and “No Riot!?” employ the same measures of dance-floor urgency plus garage band vocal inflections, while the more relaxed “The Late Mans Blues,” and the jazzy atmosphere of “Rumours,” are testament to the band’s adeptness with a broader – yet entirely cohesive, musical vision. Pitchblack-ltd’s second CD “Friction” is an outstanding collection of razor-sharp songs executed with precision and muscle, regardless of style or influences.