The Los Angeles, CA-based Liars have a long-held reputation for defying expectations at every single turn of their careers and for a sound that’s purposely challenging – and yet accessible despite it’s strangeness. Their previous effort, WIXIW, which landed at number 21 on this site’s Best of 2012 list was a deeply, anxious album with material that left a lingering sense of unease.
However, the band’s seventh, full-length release, Mess manages to be the complete, schizophrenic antithesis of WIXIW. As Angus Andrew has admitted in interviews, the sessions for the new album were “instinctual, fun, and confident.” And much of the material on the a bum has the band in a state of purposeful, balls-out, primal sense of abandon.
Factory Floor recently remixed “Pro Anti Anti” and their remix turns the original version into starkly minimalist, industrial electronica. The track is layered with skittering percussion, buzzing synths, swirling electronics, hot flashes of cymbals, bloops, bleeps and other mechanized sounds while managing a relentless motorik-sort of groove; in fact, Factory Floor’s remix turns the song into a totally different and unrecognizable song.