“Perverse Technology” By Augustus Miller
Augustus Muller (aka Gus of Boy Harsher) has shared “Perverse Technology,” the latest single from Cellulosed Bodies (Original Score) — a new album featuring two scores, Crash and Automaton. The album drops on September 1st via Nude Club Records. Four Chambers is the project of experimental pornographer Vex Ashley, known for her filmmaking and photography. Both scores serve as accompaniments to films released by Ashley last year through Four Chambers.
Crash is an homage to David Cronenberg’s 1996 film of the same name. Both Ashley and Cronenberg explore the eroticism of car accidents, a fetish that feels both mechanical and gory. This violent juxtaposition is Muller’s ultimate inspiration. Featured in Crash, “Body and Machine” is a pulsing, synth anthem, exhibiting both synthetic echoes and playful plucky highlights. “Sharing a Smoke” has a somber austerity, you can almost see the hands pass across leather seats, shattered glass against sweaty bodies, and open-mouth kisses in the headlights.
Automaton came from the isolation brought upon the pandemic, which turned many into digital fiends. Ashley explores the fixation of technological intimacy with a sci-fi tinged film. Unlike Crash, Muller uses less industrial sounds in Automaton, instead favoring synthetic instrumentation. “Who is in Control” and “Observation” are chilling examples of this — compositions that feature oblique strings and organ-like synthesis. Songs such as “Subdue Yourself,” featuring vocal samples of dominatrix Miss Marilyn, are deftly human, yet “speak” from the perspective of the machine.
Boy Harsher 2023 Tour Dates
Fri. Nov. 3 – Guadalajara, MX @ C3 Stage
Sat. Nov. 4 – Mexico City, MX @ Hipnosis Music Festival
Sun. Nov. 5 – Bogota, CO @ Teatro Royal Center
Tue. Nov. 7 – Santiago, CL @ Blondie
Thu. Nov. 9 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Niceto Club
Sat. Nov. 11 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Versa
Pre-order Cellulosed Bodies HERE
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