The Suicide of Western Culture
Awarded as the best Spanish electronic music act in 2010, THE SUICIDE OF WESTERN CULTURE have been playing at Primavera Sound Festival, Arenal Sound (sharing stage w/Orbital), supporting Animal Collective, Cut Copy, etc.
Their eponymous debut album, tinkering with eerie, lo-fi electronics, sounds like Fuck Buttons or Animal Collective.
Unlike their Maryland brethren, however, Suicide doesn’t use any lyrics. Their entire 9-track debut and subsequent remix CD is silent on the human front, leaving only the droning nethers of crunchy, basement electropop. Drawing inspiration from the likes of God Speed You Black Emperor and Mogwai, their debut album is packed with otherworldly, distorted long notes underscoring sci-fi blips and tense, analog beats. It’s as if they’re beaming into an old ham radio — and warning the masses of UFOs.