The song "Tender Friend For Hire" by the American artist Rottinghouse takes us into a dark and energetic world of sound. Already in the first seconds, a clear parallel to the Front 242 classic "Headhunter" can be recognised. The song presents a brutal EBM minimalism that runs consistently through the entire piece and is only occasionally interrupted.
The successful fusion of different genres in this work is particularly interesting. The classic EBM beats are combined here with modern synthwave sounds, which gives the song a unique touch. The mechanical sounding sounds create a subtle 80s nostalgia, which gives the track a special atmosphere.
"Tender Friend For Hire" captivates with its energetic mood that inevitably draws the listener in. The powerful beats drive the song forward and invite you to bob along. The dark soundscape creates a mysterious atmosphere that harmonises perfectly with the industrial character of the song.
Listen to 'Rottinghouse – Tender Friend For Hire' on Bandcamp
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