The Hidden Persuader – “Stand Up Straight EP”


Artist: The Hidden Persuader
Title: Stand Up Straight EP
Format: Download Only (MP3 + Lossless)
Label: Ukonx Recordings
Distributor: Bandcamp
Rated: *****


Active since early 00’s, Bob Davies under The Hidden Persuader has produced dark electro for different labels such as Access Tonal Communications, Bass4Bots, Shameless Toady (for his collaboration with Pip Williams) and participated to different compilations. After eight years of hiatus he’s back with a new four tracks EP titled “Stand Up Straight”. Released on digital download and streaming on the usual platforms plus at the Ukonx Recordings’ Bandcamp page, “Stand Up Straight” is a really strong release with mid/fast paced dark funk-fuelled Electro music. Recorded in an underground basement deep in Wales, UK, the EP would satisfy the finest taste of every electro fan. “Trust Issues”, “Stand In Line”, “Tear It Down” and “There’s No Respect”, beat hard (but no 808 has been harmed during the recordings of this EP) and thanks to their “neurotic” melody changes they sound kinda hypnotic. Robotic filtered vocals this time don’t sound cold and detached, but they are able to sound menacing and melodic. I really dug these tracks and they’re a must if you love Dopplereffekt or Luke Eargoggle.