Meat Beat Manifesto Answers Come In Dreams

Meat Beat Manifesto's Jack Dangers has spent nearly 25 years making albums that swerve a bit too far left of centre of the day's trends to ever strike it really big. Too acid to be industrial with 1990's 99% and too break beat to be industrial dance with 1992's high-point, Satyricon, by 2010, Meat Beat Manifesto is arguably too steeped in baggage to be taken seriously by the dubsteppers this album would otherwise cater to. Thing is, Dangers has turned in a pretty solid effort; Answers Come In Dreams is a moody, mostly instrumental effort that pulls in the echo-laden dub techniques of Mad Professor's '90s output, marrying it to the brittle bass and snare of Mala and the DMZ crew. It's a shame this album most likely won't find a larger audience, because this would appeal equally to legions of Trent Reznor fans and is a stronger outing than any of Dangers' contemporaries have churned out in his third decade of activity. (Metropolis)