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FUN'DA'MENTAL Erotic Terrorism

'Your brain is an instrument of torture or protest!' proclaims the cover of the new Fun'da'mental release. So no light reading here. The highly conflicting propaganda machine of the UK's rnest purveyors of Marxist liberation rhetoric, searches for weary pulse of the masses once again. The first single 'Demonized Soul', harks back to the delicious chaos of 'Fear of a Black Planet' Public Enemy, but with this completely possessed gruff, howling screaming. At once playing on western fears of Muslim fundamentalism, and using harrowing militaristic beats against collective blindness to call for individual deliverance from ignorance.

Much like Laibach, Fun'da'mental can use the symbols of struggle and mayhem to disturb the conscious to react. In the past they've been a magnet for controversy not shying away from targeting European racism in the press, in particular the British. The resistance they've inspired speaks to the effectiveness of their message. Amnesty International's 'Universal Declaration of Human Rights' is included for your pleasure. If you like Ministry, breakbeats, and know that anything coming out of Nation records these days has been excellent, this will dernitely be your cup of tea.

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