Founding member and co-creative mind behind proto-industrial post-punk icons Killing Joke, Big Paul Ferguson has announced the release of his new solo album 'Virtual Control'.
Featuring ten original tracks written with guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite and highlighted with special guest appearances from former Marilyn Manson member Tim Skold as well as Die Krupps mastermind Jürgen Engler, Virtual Control conjures a dense and foreboding aural atmosphere, layering guitars, synths and Ferguson’s own distinctive vocals, that underscores the thoughtfulness of Ferguson’s introspective and observant lyrics. It will be out on June 25. Pre-order your copy here.
In anticipation of the album’s full release on June 25, we are excited to share Virtual Control’s first single “Extrapolate,” one of the album’s most propulsive tracks that rides an unrelenting guitar/bass hook supported by taut percussion and a hypnotic lead vocal, expertly mixed by award-winning producer Tom Dalgety (Pixies, Rammstein).
Ferguson shares these thoughts on what inspired the song, “My reflections on the dichotomies, social and personal, of these times. How our lives are being affected by isolation coupled with the bombardment of conflicting information. Our trust in what is real and true being challenged on a daily basis.”
Check out the album's tracklist and watch the video for "Extrapolate", below.
Virtual Control Tracklist:
02. Shiny Toys
03. The Unraveling
05. Sea Of Judgement
06. Seeping Through The Cracks feat. Tim Skold
07. Data Lama
08. Glass Houses
09. Plausible Deniability
10. Dystopian Vibe feat. Jürgen Engler