Drum, bass, and with added synth, sludgy noise-rock powerhouse duo Modern Technology will be releasing their long-awaited new album, Conditions Of Worth, next month through their own ethical imprint Human Worth. Featuring eight socially conscious tracks and as with all the label’s releases, 10% of proceeds will be donated to the Choose Love charity.
With pre-sales now live for the limited vinyl along with t-shirts and bundles over on Bandcamp, we at The Shaman are ecstatic to have been asked to premiere the latest single for the near six-minute aural and visual attack that is Salvation, about which bassist, vocalist, synth player and videographer Chris Clarke says…
‘Amongst all the tracks on the album, I have a very deep connection to this one. I’m proud to realise the themes of Salvation beyond the lyrical sense and into something tangible from a visual perspective. Working on the visual articulation of this track was a chance to pull on another emotive lever and capture the full sentiment of this song. And one that I hope resonates with others.’
Now click play below and surrender to the toxicity of Salvation…
More On Modern Technology & ‘Conditions Of Worth’
How two players can make this much racket just has to be heard to be believed. The bass guitar and drums duo Modern Technology sound deceptively larger, louder and noisier than one could expect. The duo of Chris Clarke and Owen Gildersleeve (Old Mayor) present their second full-length album Conditions Of Worth through the band’s own rising leftfield heavy label Human Worth.
Encapsulating influences of ‘90s Touch & Go era noise-rock, the grubby grit of sludge metal, and the ferociousness of post-hardcore – Modern Technology hit you with the same energy and volume as their lauded live shows. Marching forwards as thoughtful as they are sonically unhinged, Conditions Of Worth takes the duo’s voiced concerns and socially conscious outlooks further and louder, tackling issues including mental health, the effects of austerity, societal degradation, and the ever increasing climate emergency.
Conceived behind closed doors within a world locked down throughout 2020, and finally recorded with Misha Hering at London’s Holy Mountain Studios in the winter of 2022 (which has also housed Idles, Green Lung, 40 Watt Sun and many more) – Conditions Of Worth is a contemplative surge of seething fury, slowly boiled until the duo could no longer contain their exploding proverbial lid. Hering majestically reins in Modern Technology’s acidic aggression, capturing the duo’s most dense, textured and atmospheric offerings to date, showcasing the band at their largest, wildest and most empowered.
Conditions Of Worth will be released through Human Worth on 13th October as a limited edition transparent ‘utility yellow vinyl. 10% of all sales proceeds will be donated to the charity Choose Love that provides humanitarian aid, search, rescue and legal advice to refugees and displaced people across the globe.
Conditions Of Worth Tracklist:
01. Dead Air
02. Lurid Machines
04. The Space Between
05. Fully Detached
06. Lane Control
07. Conditions of Worth
Modern Technology is:
Chris Clarke – Bass, Vocals, Synths
Owen Gildersleeve – Drums
Conditions Of Worth, the new album from bass and drum duo Modern Technology, releases on the 13th October through Human Worth and pre-sales are available over on Bandcamp.