Roman Nails – All Hardware No Tools (BC02)
Catalogue number: BC02
Title: All Hardware No Tools
Artists: Roman Nails
Newcastle born, Melbourne-based producer Cooper Bowman steps out as Roman Nails with his first 12” for Beat Concern. Following tapes on Where To Now? (UK), Night People (US) + Rhythm Works (AU), Roman Nails has maintained a steady flow of experimental techno over the last few years. Utilising a minimal, CV-triggered hardware set-up and from a perspective rooted in improvisation, RN is a unique beast. The tongue-in-cheek titled, All Hardware No Tools, is his most concise and well-considered release to date, offering noirish synth tones, slinking basslines and captivating interplay between a 707 and 727. 300 copies.