Berlin based industrial project OPERANT Instruments Of Discipline operators Luna Vassarotti & August Skipper return with their third EP Harnessed To Flesh. Since 2016s ZKII & 2017s Zero Knowledge Operant have been consistently touring enforcing their reputation as a live act which this third release encapsulates melding dark ambience and chaotic noise with a disturbed euphoric techno. Harnessed To Flesh schismically engages both the sense of intimacy and vast space; sonically Operants familiar hypnotic rhythms and collaged sound are revisited but the duos production and focus have evolved opening up new spaces and textures to their private realm. The release is a journey rather than a focusing on one particular genre and though at times it stretches the linearity of expectations a strong aesthetic cohesion brings the tracks into whole. The opening track also to the organic world reflects the more noise oriented moments of their live show improvised fragments contact mics and metal sheets combine with soundtrack like synths that seek to bolster a sense of unreality and pervert lofi expectations Be A Boy is a slow build punctuated by carcrash impacts with the most coherent almost narrative driven vocal of the record concluding with a jarring rhythmic seizure. SideA finishes with Chancellory which conveys a sense of drowning peacefully choking vocal sounds straddle the line between disturbing and playful. The BSide sees a more direct and aggressive approach The Sacrifice of Meaning for Power is a dance floor oriented storm of percussion and punishing snares Lunas vocals violently penetrate at moments creating a feeling of vertigo within the locked rhythm Dead Realities VIII closes the record beginning with a gabber influenced rhythmic groundwork that unravels into a dronescape where an already torn reality is utterly destroyed. Harnessed To Flesh sees Operant return to the studio with Blush Response for additional mixing and production.