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PREMIERE: New Radar Men From The Moon LP
Patrick Clarke , November 28th, 2017 10:42

Fresh from a storming Gnod collaboration earlier this year, The Netherlands' RMFTM's new album is streaming in full with tQ below

Not content with their shattering collaboration with Gnod earlier this year as Temple ov BBV, Eindhoven's RMFTM, formerly Radar Men From The Moon, will deliver the third part of their 'Subversive Trilogy' this Friday (December 1).

Subversive III: De Splendede Mens is streaming in full with tQ ahead of its release, with the all-consuming, shuddering drone available to listen to in all its glory above.

The record takes its name from the Dutch historian and cultural theorist Johan Huizinga, most famous for reinterpreting the late Middle Ages as a period of pessimism and decadence, rather than rebirth.

The band explained: "The album is named after a text by Huizinga called ‘Homo Ludens/De Spelende Mens’, literally translated as ‘the playing man’. For Huizinga, the playing man lies at the base of all culture; 'playfulness is what happens when people have satisfied their primary needs, thus forming the basis of all cultures'. There are conditions attached though - the act must be a free act, for it is art born out of pure imagination that manufactures whole new worlds."

It's the conclusive chapter in the trilogy, which began in 2015 with Subversive I, and was followed last year by Subversive II: Splendour Of The Wicked.

Reflecting on the body of work, the band continued: "The triptych of records is set out to explore new ideas. We wanted to crystallize our will and desires with this group by a subversion of our own context and boundaries. Subversion and transgression isn’t about breaking the rules, it’s about stepping outside the rules, outside the defined field.

"On Subversive I, we explored conceptual ideas on minimalism and repetition – it was about holding back and creating tension. Subversive II: Splendor Of The Wicked is more copious, awake and a celebration of a distinct focus. And with Subversive III: De Spelende Mens we deliberately brought new equipment we weren’t comfortable with and spent a year learning new techniques, creating and shaping new pieces of work over countless sessions."

The album gets its full release on December 1 via Fuzz Club. To purchase it click here

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