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Melbourne's Total Control, whose line-up features ex-members of The Eddy Current Suppression Ring and UV Race, marry a dystopian, explicitly political message with a questing spirit and an anxious post-punk aesthetic. The end result is an incisive sound that manages to sound equally driven when dealing with neon-lit electro-pop stylings as angry guitar-driven exorcisms. Typical System builds on the achievements of their debut Henge Beat, which earned them something of a cult following, uniting an ear for a pop hook with an adventurous spirit in a manner that can call to mind luminaries like Wire and Mission Of Burma without sounding like anything other than a record from 2014. A prescient and potent record.
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