The Nothing Is Free 12″ from Justin K. Broadrick packs a remix from fellow Midlands icon Surgeon.
Godflesh man Justin K. Broadrick and Downwards first aligned earlier this year with the label presenting Black Dollars, an expanded 2LP reissue of his 2010 EP My Body is a Dying Machine under the long-running Final name. Initially announced midway through 2015, Black Dollars has sparked off another year of intrigue from Downwards; a third Samuel Kerridge album, Fatal Light Attraction, followed and they also welcomed Simon Shreeve of Kryptic Minds into the fold with the quietly-released D&B-techno hybridism that was The Healing Bowl.
It seems the low-key approach is one Downwards are adopting for the foreseeable future, with a 12″ of J.K. Flesh material from Broadrick slipping out over night. Nothing Is Free sees the label pull out two tracks from last year’s digi-only J.K. Flesh EP of the same name, whilst also securing a remix of the title cut from Surgeon. You can hear the crushing original in all it’s industrial-strength glory below. A recently-launched label website – “the only official Downwards Records information service on the internet” – also suggests the excellent DVA DAMAS have some new material due imminently.
Nothing Is Free by J.K. Flesh is out now on Downwards.
A1. Nothing Is Free
B1. Nothing Is Free (Surgeon Remix)
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