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Too Numb to Know

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Artist : Profligate
Album : Too Numb to Know
Label : Wharf Cat Records
Release date : September 25th 2020
Vinyl colour : Dark Blue Or Black
Catalogue Number : WCR107LP-C1
Barcode : 0843563129210 0843563129203

Fire Records Tracklisting

Hang Up
A Little Rain
No Clear Way
We Can Punish
Drink a Spider
Just a Few Things Wrong
My Days
A Stranger

Available to independent retailers on dark blue vinyl.

‘Too Numb to Know’ is another thrilling entry in Noah Anthony’s progression from the heavy electronics of his early years to the complex, razor-sharp pop songs that have increasingly come to comprise his more recent releases.

While the introduction of live instrumentation on 2018’s ‘Somewhere Else’ earned Anthony praise from the likes of Resident Advisor, Pitchfork and The Wire, ‘Too Numb to Know’s bright keyboards, pulsing beats and soft, alluring vocals take Anthony’s increasingly songwriting-driven approach to entirely new levels of mastery.

Although ‘Too Numb to Know’ is ultimately a record about growth, reflection and change, messages of positivity like those found on ‘Hang Up’ - on which Anthony urges his younger self to trust his instincts during chaos - are often so deeply entwined in Profligate’s spectral synthlines and multifaceted rhythms that they demand repeat listens to be fully revealed. Meanwhile, the melodies on more soothing tracks like ‘A Little Rain’, a duet featuring vocals from Gel Set’s Laura Callier, more closely align with their messages of hope and acceptance.

For existing fans of Anthony’s work, kinetic bangers like ‘No Clear Way’, ‘We Can Punish’ and ‘A Stranger’ are reminiscent of his noisier, beat-oriented years.

Recorded between Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Cleveland, ‘Too Numb to Know’ is a varied yet cohesive work that showcases Anthony’s ascent from basement techno to edgy electronic pop music with organic flourishes.

“Profligate’s Noah Anthony arises from the polluted underground stream where noise, techno, and industrial music flow together” - Pitchfork

“This is bold, underground sound with a contemporary bite.” - Resident Advisor

Genre: Electronic
Style: Synthwave, Techno

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