NOISE UNIT RELEASE PIONEERING INDUSTRIAL MASTERPIECE “CHEEBA CITY BLUES” VIA ARTOFFACT RECORDS
The unavoidable, staggering and pioneering Bill Leeb of Front Line Assembly fame is back with a new full-length album, Cheeba City Blues, out today via Artoffact Records. The album is in honour of the late electronic genius Jeremy Inkel (also of FLA fame) whose music is featured throughout. Listen to the album HERE or purchase at THIS location.
The 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 Inkel like no other. With arguably two of the most profound pioneers of the genre, Noise Unit is a force to be reckoned with.
CHEEBA CITY BLUES TRACKLIST:
2. Alone Again
3. Cheeba City Blues
5. Dub it Up
6. Orson Welles Was Right
7. Reality is Less Than TV
8. Still Alive
10. Heal all Wounds
12. Slow motion06:09
Previously, the group released four singles off of the album including the electromagnetic climax, “Ether“, “Still Alive“, “Dub It Up” and Alone Again”. These singles have already garnered over 50K streams.
Cheeba City Blues is the follow-up to Noise Unit’s 2021 record Deviator, also released via Artoffact Records. Deviator was the first full-length from Noise Unit in over 15 years and included work by Leeb and Rhys Fulber. An exhilarating piece, the album saw praise from various outlets calling it, “a sweet taste of archetypal electro/EBM as only the pioneers could offer” (ReGen Magazine) and, “in rivethead heaven while Deviator spins”, (V13 Media).