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April 9th, 2014 MITCH LILLIE | Music Stories
 

Show Preview: Factory Floor, Dva Damas

music_factoryfloor_4023IMAGE: Emilie Bailey
[POST-INDUSTRIAL] London’s Factory Floor is a manufacturer that has fully embraced cottage industry over mass production. Forging some of the harshness of industrial with a lightness and space borrowed from minimalist techno, the three-piece band makes driving, carefully constructed electronic music that isn’t cranked out so much as slowly fermented. Despite four years with the current lineup, the group’s self-titled debut was just released late last year on DFA, complete with label’s standard left-field vocal samples. To the uninitiated or undercaffeinated, Factory Floor can start to feel backbreaking around track five, but the open-minded will spot some true promise. While the record was still brewing, the group drew some standout remixers to the table, including New Order drummer Stephen Morris and industrial pioneer Chris Carter of Throbbing Gristle. But this is a revolution, not a hit machine. It’s the latter, not the former, that is Factory Floor’s true paragon, inhabiting the margins of music so fully it can’t be ignored.


SEE IT: Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside St., 231-9663. 9 pm Wednesday, April 9. $13 advance, $15 day of show. 21+.
 
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