Review: Bone Cult – Digital Afterlife

Bone Cult
Digital Afterlife – Self Released
Behind spooky masks, the mysterious and enigmatic “electronic death” duo Bone Cult tend to shy away from the light, but that only serves to make their brand of electro all the more enticing. Mixing up rhythms and reassembling them in strange and delectable ways, this Nottinghamshire pair are cut from the same cloth as the Prodigy and Daft Punk, but don’t write them off as copyists because they are rocking a unique groove. Theirs is a nocturnal sound and songs such as ‘Night Eyes’ would make the perfect accompaniment to a pillion ride through a futurist Bladerunner cityscape, kind of like Iggy Pop’s ‘The Passenger’, only freshly filtered for Generation Z. With a sound so sharp it could cut fingers, Bone Cult pull elements of industrial, darkwave and synthpop into their orbit, but you get the feeling that nothing is off limits; if it veers towards the dark side then Bone Cult will throw it in the mix. Yet this is an album that flows exceptionally well, and it gently ululates like a strange life form. As their persona suggests, Bone Cult are happy to hide in the shadows but with an album as strong as Digital Afterlife, there’s not much chance of that.

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Review by Peter Dennis