London-based experimental / electronic / ambient-industrial trio Decommissioned Forests have just released their new Industry Remixes album (Monday, 21 November 2022). Industry Remixes serves as the last phase in the trio’s release cycle for this year’s earlier studio album, Industry (April 2022), while the group move on to recording their next album.
Formed in 2018, Decommissioned Forests are:
· post-progressive multi-instrumentalist and resident producer, Daniel Vincent (The Resonance Association)
The Industry Remixes have been created largely inhouse by Decommissioned Forests and their members’ respective projects, lending an overall sense of cohesion to the otherwise diverse and varied collection. In the interim, an accompanying series of video singles, focusing on the ‘talking head’ of Max Rael, have been gradually teased out over the course of October and November
Vocalist / narrator Max Rael’s band History of Guns firmly place their trademark electro-punk / industrial-rock stamp on ‘Triggers (History of Guns Remix)’; while Rael provides the glitchy-beats-meet-minimal-synth textures of ‘Functional Programming for Humans of the Future (Raelism Remix)’. As a video single, the History of Guns remix of ‘Triggers’ premiered on 30 October.
Daniel Vincent’s other outfit The Resonance Association (TRA) deliver a darkly psychedelic drone-rock rendition of ‘Spectral Kleptomania’; whereas Vincent alone contributes the jazz-inspired ‘A Comforting Uncertainty (Daniel Vincent Remix)’. ‘Spectral Kleptomania (TRA Remix)’ was released with a jarring video created by Vincent and Rael, which premiered via post-punk.com on 24 October.
Howard Gardner, operating as Non-Bio, brings a blend of digi-dub, dark-ambience, and post-industrial noise elements to ‘Triggers (Non-Bio Remix)’, attended by Gardner’s “glitchy 8-bit video”, released on 12 November. Gardner’s cinematic short film, accompanying ‘A Comforting Uncertainty’ also received a ‘visual remix’ to accompany the Daniel Vincent Remix, released 8 November.
Guest contributions to the Industry Remixes meanwhile include the warped and disquietingly quirky electronica of Duncan Perry; the sparse minimalism of Mox Salnikov‘s ‘Drop Brick (MoX Remix)’; and the vast, blackened dark-ambient / drone soundscape ‘Ghosts of NOMH’ remix of ‘Triggers’, from Daniel Vincent’s TRA collaborator, Dominic Hemy.
The Industry Remixes from Decommissioned Forests are out now from Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music and all major streaming platforms. Decommissioned Forests are in turn preparing for their live debut on 9 December at Brixton’s The Queen’s Head, while working on their third studio album.