Little more than 1 year after the amazingly successful album ‘Deviator’, the unavoidable, staggering and pioneering Bill Leeb of Front Line Assembly fame is back and in full force with industrial project Noise Unit’s Album No. 8. The CD comes in a gorgeous Dave McKean art housed in a super high-quality digipak.
The new album title, Cheeba City Blues, references William Gibson’s novel “Neuromancer” set in Chibi City, Japan. It is considered one of the first in the cyberpunk genre, prompting Noise Unit to explore the various stylistic differences in cyberpunk, industrial and electronic/EBM in-depth.
This mechanical miasma is nuanced and multifaceted yet recalls the essence and fluidity of Front Line Assembly. A true masterpiece, the record captures the enthralling soundscapes championed by Leeb and Jeremy Inkel [RIP] like no other. With arguably two of the most profound pioneers of the genre, Noise Unit is a force to be reckoned with.