Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Frequency Divider releases new EP 'Retribution'


The industrial music artist known as Frequency Divider has released his latest EP record, titled, “Retribution.” The album is comprised of six original Frequency Divider tracks for an approximate listening time of half an hour, making “Retribution” a comprehensive treatment of his repertoire that easily approaches the depth of a full-length release. It is his most significant official release under the Frequency Divider name.

“Retribution” by Frequency Divider is categorized variously as electronic, industrial, darkwave, and post-punk music, but most commonly as EBM (not to be confused with EDM). EBM is a subgenre of music with elements of post-industrial music, electronic dance music, and what is sometimes referred to as “synthpunk.” It is extremely danceable, often very intellectual music, both of which attributes are exemplified well by Frequency Divider's “Retribution.” The album is heavy-hitting, healthy music for both the listener's mind and the dancer's body.

Frequency Divider himself cites Decoded Feedback and yelworC as “similar” to his own sound, but has said on many occasions that he is “primarily influenced by movie directors, such as Neil Breen, Coleman Francis, etc.”

Speaking candidly about his work on “Retribution,” the DC / Virginia-based artist writes, “The last album I published (under a different pseudonym and band name) was released in 2003. Over the years, I continued to write but didn’t publish anything. I’m really liking some of the newest material I’m writing, but to do so, I feel as though I should release my archived material that never made it to the light of day.”

This archived material was written between 2003 and 2013, and includes more than 200 minutes' worth of Frequency Divider music. Fans new and old, therefore, have more than a few lucky stars to thank.

While FD's lyrics are carefully penned and often discuss social and political issues, he insists that his aims are musical at heart.

“I don’t have any particular messages,” he writes, “and the project as a whole is sort of one giant meta joke than no one is likely to understand.”

Don't believe him. Fans of industrial and EBM music all over the world will grok “Retribution” better than a gourmand understands silverware.

“Retribution” by Frequency Divider is available online worldwide beginning 19 September 2013.

-S. McCauley
Staff Press Release Writer

The EP “Retribution” is distributed globally by MondoTunes ( and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

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