Berlin-based duo Workforce is the caustic love-child of Víctor Hidalgo and Josey Heyes - a sardonic collaborative powerhouse. Extending from their catwalk aesthetics and performative-based roots, The Flood sees Workforce at their peak musicality to date. Combining harsh and cutting electronics with a sense of twisted dystopian glamour, the duos second release sees the project pronounce its acid-tongued lyricism and esotericism with a biting wit. A brilliantly executed, blood spattered canvas of pure ecstasy and mania.
A noisy vortex of heavy, slow-burning pop anthems, familiar yet non-conformative, The Flood is ultimately a piece of tremendous transgressive allure; one that grabs you by the throat and drags you through a lurid, violent journey into its belly. It is music as a flag of resilience, a song of hope in the age of collapse - both a safehouse and a scorched-earth testament to youth. A comment that eviscerates as it extends a consolation.