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Listen to the 1989 debut from Detroit's Final Cut

February 2016

Stream Deep Into The Cut by Anthony Srock and Jeff Mills's collaborative project Final Cut

Final Cut is a Detroit industrial techno project fronted by producer and DJ Anthony Srock. The project came to light in the late 1980s when Srock started collaborating with Jeff Mills. As Final Cut, the pair released the single “Take Me Away” on Polydor in 1989, followed by their debut album Deep Into The Cut on Srock's own label Full Effect Records. But Mills left Final Cut shortly after, to be replaced by Joseph LaFata.

Reissued by Emptyset's Paul Purgas on his We Can Elude Control label, the album will be made available as a double vinyl set for the first time. The label states, “Deep Into The Cut marks a significant moment in the convergence of the classic industrial aesthetic and the emerging sound of Detroit techno in the late 80’s. The release serves as a window into this unique moment evoking both the transgressive spirit of European industrial music and the raw militant power channelled into the early releases of Underground Resistance.”

Founded in 1987, the Detroit-based Full Effect Records now operates out of Maccomb, a northern suburb of Detroit. The label is responsible for the original Final Cut releases, as well as music from Faster Pussycat, The Newlydeads, Paul Epic, Rabbit Junk, Fashion Bomb, Pigface and others.

Mastered by Rashad Becker, Deep Into The Cut will be reissued on 12 February. Pre-orders are available via We Can Elude Control's website.



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