Release Date 1. July on All platforms
This is the first single from the new Headman album. The track features vocals by
Silver Jan and a remix by Zillas on Acid. It’s the first new material produced since
the self-titled Robi Insinna mini album and SASM, the new band project with
Douglas J McCarthy from Nitzer Ebb, released on Industria in 2018.
Robi Insinna has been releasing music since his debut in 2001. At the same time he
started Relish Recordings, with the aim to re-create a vinyl label similar to the
records he was buying at that time, obscure post–punk, new wave and disco records.
Very inspired by the British Balearic scene and the Italian afro scene, he created
Manhead as an opposite to Headman. The trademark Bass was always very present
in Headman production.
This time Robi Insinna decided to work again under the Headman moniker. The
single has a kind of NYC 80’s vibe, which is pretty much what the music was always
about, strong retro raw edge funk machine driven sounds. The use of analog
equipment, synthesizers, bass and loads of outboard gear is a trademark of Robi
Insinna’s production. Saying that, the idea is not just to copy the past, but to take
influences from it to create something new.
Zillas on Acid rework the track into a slow-driving techno chugger, taking it in a
darker and more sinister direction.
No Surprises is a funky new wave track echoing the optimism of past decades.
“If you steal, steal right” – Brian Eno
- No Surprises
- No Surprises Dub
- No Surprises (Zillas On Acid Remix)