Editors are no strangers when it comes to risk taking and genre bending and their seventh album ‘EBM’ is the true personification of this ethos. However, this might be Editors’ most leftfield and experimental body of work to date.‘EBM’ is the first album with new band member Benjamin John Power, aka Blanck Mass and the name of the album is an acronym of Editors and Blanck Mass, but is also a reference to Electronic Body Music.
aking inspiration from Nitzer Ebb, Front 242 and Skinny Puppy, EBM is a visionary and sonic adventure playing tribute to both industrial rock and electronic dance music. But, you can also hear traces of Rammstein, Depeche Mode and The Cure’s earlier material throughout the album too.Unrelenting, hedonistic, wildly oscillating and at times feverish, EBM connects with both the physical and the emotional. There’s wild, visceral and heart-stopping moments that nestle in with the more emotive and tender moments, but at the heart of it is the need for human connection – physical, emotional and spiritual.
It’s also about getting lost in music, dancing, and getting lost in each other and letting go of what’s happening in the world and ultimately what people think of you. This unyielding approach is evident throughout the nine tracks of ‘EBM’ which a nod to the genre that is front and centre to their seventh and most progressive album to date.