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ATR Takeover: Alec Empire’s Top 5 ATR tracks

April 30th, 2010

Alec Empire was – and is – the lynchpin of Atari Teenage Riot. Even after the band’s implosion around the turn of the millenium, Empire’s songwriting continued the band’s white-noise assault with the nihilistic and violent Intelligence and Sacrifice solo-album, but like his frequent co-conspirator, Nic Endo, Digital Hardcore is not the be-all and end-all of Empire’s talents. His next two solo albums showcased two completely different forms of electronic savagery –  first came the digi-punk riffery of Futurist, and then the cleaner, razorblade electro of The Golden Foretaste of Heaven.

The only person that knows what the next Alec Empire project will sound like is, well, Alec Empire. And it’s because of that musical unpredictability, that of all the members of ATR, it’s Empire’s top five Atari Teenage Riot tracks that we were most intrigued to finally discover.

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ATR Takeover: CX KiDTRONiK’s Top 5 ATR tracks

April 28th, 2010


We’ve all got our own opinions over which Atari Teenage Riot tracks are the best – Hell, on Alec Empire’s recent Past.Present.Future tour, the main topics of conversation throughout the crowd was over which tracks they thought he would dig out later that night. With the reunion tour kicking off next week, we decided it was time to find out what the band’s favourite ATR tracks were – if only to see if we can’t second guess what they’ll be playing live this time around.

And who better to start us off than the new boy in ATR – CX KiDTRONiK.

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