Listening to 30XX, particularly their July 3 cassette/digital release Desolate Future, is like hanging out with someone who has A.D.H.D. and is really into cyberpunk anime and goregrind, but can’t decide whether to watch DVDs (AD Police, Wicked City, Akira, and Perfect Blue) or listen to music, so s/he does both simultaneously. And maybe it’s an odd side-effect of the stolen immediate-release Dextroamphetamine sprinting through your system, or maybe your companion is just extraordinarily well-practiced at cranking and depressing the volumes of each medium at exact intervals, but either way, it sounds fucking perfect.
30XX has (gore)grinded out two splits since Desolate Future, both of which are great in their own right, but this remains my personal favorite… probably because, as one big-eyed LastFM.com commentor posted, “It’s less goregrind with bits of anime samples than anime samples with bits of goregrind.” If I were Goreman X, I wouldn’t take that as an affront to my music’s integrity, but rather as an affirmation of its very state of being, the self-described “cybernetic aural mutation.” Hell, I’d include it in my EPK, but that’s just me.
According to their Facebook page, 30XX will upload a new album called DECAYING FUTURE “sometime this week,” so look out for that as well.