Factory Floor Factory Floor

Factory Floor Factory Floor
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If you've been keeping tabs on London's Factory Floor, the wait for their debut album has been insufferable. They've certainly been productive in the last four years, releasing steady twelve-inches and EPs, but a full-length is what everyone wanted. Before signing to DFA in 2011, the trio collaborated with Throbbing Gristle's Chris and Cosey, were remixed by fans such as Optimo and Stephen Morris, and acquired Eurythmics' mixing desk. Not bad. Dubbed "post-industrial" by the UK press, Factory Floor's notable evolution since 2008's post-punked "Bipolar" single is on full display with their self-titled LP. With the average track lasting seven minutes, they test your stamina, but this debut doesn't alienate the listener the way many feared it would. In fact, it's remarkably easy to swallow, yet cerebral dance music. They have established a signature sound and it remains fully intact, from "How You Say," which has the euphoric peaks to qualify as a "banger," to "Fall Back," a convulsing piece of acid-electro complemented by Nik Void's robotic coo, which hauntingly materializes like a ghost throughout the album. Factory Floor might be known for their life-changing gigs, but their album proves that, in the studio, they also have the ability to induce shivers, body jerking and a rush of blood throughout your entire body. (DFA)