The Penance Demos

by Hemlock Ladder

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The debut release from Melbourne duo Hemlock Ladder, featuring Joshua Wells (Nerve, Priors, A Colourful Storm) and Dave Coen (Sow Discord, Whitehorse). From the opening seconds, 'The Penance Demos' lays waste to any civilised ideals we thought we had about breaks-tinted techno, with needlepoint precision and at uncomfortably high BPMs. Its rhythms spacious yet cautiously complex, these deft executions of dynamic pulse and throb allow the majority of HL's music to exist without much melody at all and instead occupy an almost fractal percussive architecture. Several exuberant performances to date have shown HL are as club ready as any live act in Australia right now, as they prepare to push the tempo in your head cavity in 2020. For fans of British Murder Boys, Techno Animal.


released November 29, 2019

Produced, recorded and written by J.A. Wells & David Coen.
Mastered by Corey Kikos.
Recorded in Melbourne, Australia.

Artwork by Christopher Wayne Simpson
Layout by Mark Groves


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