Blaqk Audio - Material (2016)
Label: Blaqk Noise | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 43:19 min | 101 mb
Electronic, Darkwave, EBM
Material is the 2016 album from Davey Havok and Jade Pugets electronic alter ego, Blaqk Audio. Produced and recorded by Puget, Material is Blaqk Audios third release following 2012s Bright Black Heaven and 2007s Cexcells. Though best known for their work with multi-platinum rock band AFI, Havok and Pugets shared love of electronic music runs deep. Havok, who counts Devos Freedom of Choice and Duran Durans self-titled debut among the first albums he owned, saw his tastes evolve over the years from the synth pop of Erasure and Pet Shop Boys to Depeche Mode and ultimately to the heavier, darker Skinny Puppy, Ministry, Front 242 and Lords of Acid. Later, Havok immersed himself in the futurepop genre, which combined dark dance-y electronica with melodic vocals. From roughly 1999 to 2003, his contemporary musical diet consisted almost exclusively of artists falling under the industrial/EDM/futurepop/bigbeat/trance umbrella.