Influential, controversial, admired and despised. Genre twisting, intense, in your face, violent, maniacal, twisted…..the list goes on. Throw these pieces together and you are presented with Manufactura. The gripping Powernoise/Industrial/EBM/experimental/electronic/IDM/etc. project from the mind of Karloz M, one of the most controversial figures in the modern rhythmic noise scene. If parts of his reputation can be disputed, however, his talent cannot. For going on more than 10 years now, Manufactura has been behind some of the most creative, genre-pushing explorations of power noise, ranging from the straightforward club-killers, to gritty and atmospheric moods, to lyrically-driven EBM crossovers. His music will take you on a journey through the mind of a mad man, loud and angry, crunchy and hard hitting. Then, before you know it, you’re lost in the middle of a soothing, serene and melancholy down-tempo moment, then up again, pounding your fists away at the heavy beat. His brilliance lies in making it all flow together perfectly. Manufactura’s music is intertwined with violence, but unlike the militaristic imagery of many of his fellow artists, Karloz M. explores violence from an intensely personal level that no doubt adds to the controversy. By dealing with the uglier side of human nature from such a close perspective, there’s something inherently more confrontational about his music. You can’t dance to a Manufactura track and then forget about it; it’s more disturbing than your typical four-on-the-floor beat laced with war movie samples. There’s a lot more to Manufactura than aggression though and some of the most chilling moments are the quietest.