Sitting somewhere in the space between Nitzer Ebb and electronic soundscapes is the band Black Line. With it’s collaborative approach, the band creates a sound on Treason, Sedition, and Subversive Activities thats seductive, intriguing, ambient and atmospheric but also thumping and dance driven at times.
The Black Line roster is a who’s who of industrial and electronic music. Included in the line-up are the likes of Douglas McCarthy and Bon Harris of Nitzer Ebb, Paul Barker of Ministry, Christian Eigner of Depeche Mode, Cyrusrex and several other producers and artists.
The tracks on Treason, Sedition, and Subversive Activities are described as, “…each track represents a moment in time, constantly evolving in both style and collaborators”. This is an accurate description of the album.
Tracks like “No Crime” and “Keep Digging” have a slight thumpy, Nitzer Ebb-esque sound. Where as tracks like “Losing You” and “First Moment” have an electronic ambient feel to them. The album shifts it’s sound between each track but it’s well produced. All tracks work together to create an interesting and danceable artistic piece of electronic musical work. Fans of Nitzer Ebb, Fixmer/McCarthy and the like will enjoy Black Line’s Treason, Sedition, and Subversive Activities