MASTER BOOT RECORD – FLOPPY DISK OVERDRIVE
MASTER BOOT RECORD has returned in spectacular fashion with what may be his best album to date. "FLOPPY DISK OVERDRIVE" is an exercise in sheer brilliance, providing an evolution of the MBR sound into a more robust and well rounded aesthetic than ever before. By combining MBR's
MASTER BOOT RECORD has returned in spectacular fashion with what may be his best album to date.
“FLOPPY DISK OVERDRIVE” is an exercise in sheer brilliance, providing an evolution of the MBR sound into a more robust and well rounded aesthetic than ever before.
By combining MBR’s signature synth guitar and crunched chiptune sound with new clean synth guitars, a mixture of baroque, romantic, and bay area thrash influences, “FLOPPY DISK OVERDRIVE” has achieved a truly fantastic and innovative sound that is pushing the envelope of the metal genre and simultaneously darksynth and cyberpunk genres to their limit. This combination of influences makes for a very hard listen that never becomes tedious or grating.
With more variation in track length and progressive composition, MBR has also shattered the circuit board ceiling he had been pressing against with his previous, shorter but also amazing release “INTERNET PROTOCOL.”
In short, “FLOPPY DISK OVERDRIVE” is one of those rare albums which acts to permanently change the state current musical achievement – setting the bar a little higher than ever before in truly grandiose fashion.
It is also worth noting that MBR has another project coming up in the form of the soundtrack to a retro-futuristic cyberpunk point-and-click adventure game entitled “VirtuaVerse.” Out May 12th!
*** “A resident of Italy, MBR has recently been in the midst of one of the most severe outbreaks of COVID-19. With this terrible situation as a backdrop, “FLOPPY DISK OVERDRIVE” was released, adding another certain historical context for this record we would be remiss overlook. While we at NRW do not endorse any particular charity, if it within your power to do so, please try to find a way you’re personally comfortable with to donate to the victims of this ongoing crisis.” – Andrew Zistler