Streetwalker and Silent Servant meet on Diagonal
The Beau Wanzer and Elon Katz project gets remixed by Juan Mendez on the label’s latest release.
In what appears to be the latest in an ongoing series of news stories written about exciting records being released with the minimum of fanfare, Powell’s Diagonal Records have announced details of the imminent release of its long-promised Streetwalker record. The project of Nation and L.I.E.S. artist Beau Wanzer and White Car’s Elon Katz, Streetwalker first appeared on the Ooze cassette on Catholic Tapes back in 2011, before releasing the excellent Future Fusion LP on Minimal Wave sister label Cititrax last year.
As anyone who is familiar with their warped take on EBM, acid and post-punk will agree, the duo’s appearance on Diagonal makes perfect sense, and their first record for the label comes in the form of a vinyl edition of the title track from the aforementioned Ooze cassette. Clocking in at 12 minutes, and described as a “shadowy, mechanistic dancefloor crusher”, the track was recorded, using hardware including “a rare E-mu modular system and a home-built light-sensitive synthesiser”. As if that wasn’t exciting enough, former Sandwell District member and current Jealous God and Downwards America figure Silent Servant has been tapped up to remix the track for the B-side, adding “delicate drifts of melody” to the original.
Diagonal Records will release Ooze on 12″ vinyl on March 10.
B1. Ooze (Silent Servant remix)