Sunday, November 22, 2020

Security Device - "Device Interceptor" [199?]

Artist: Security Device
Title: Device Interceptor
Genre: EBM, Electro-Industrial
Country: Brazil
Release date: unknown, c. 1995

Track List: 

  1. From My Scorn
  2. Extermination Behest
  3. Wish To Die
  4. The Ritual
  5. Hypnosis
  6. Empty Zone
  7. Mental Riot
  8. Escape From Reality
  9. Clone

Brazil seems to have had quite lot of interesting cyberpunk-themed music projects during the 90s: Cyberthreat, Cybernetic Faces, and of course Security Device, an one-man project by Paulo Lanfranchi stared in early 90s and abandoned in 1995 after releasing one cassette. During its rather short career, Security Device once had an opportunity to share the scene with Vomito Negro, but other than that, his works remained extremely underground. Much later, Paulo Lanfranchi took part in the dark electro / harsh EBM project Homicide Division.

"Device Interceptor" is a very "true" but undeservedly overlooked EBM release inspired by sci-fi and cyberpunk literature (in particular, the works of William Gibson). The main lyrical themes are escapism, technological progress (and the increasing human dependency on technologies) and environmental pollution. It's uncertain which year "Device Interceptor" was released (the cassette inlay has no indication either), but it's certainly from the 90s. It was recorded using a quite primitive 8-bit Amiga computer, so there's a lot of hard work behind that "old school" sound that we all love.

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