Practically Educated


A1. Savagen – Practical Education (Practically Educated Mix 2)
A2. Savagen – RT2
B1. Savagen – Indoor Puncture
B2. Savagen – Roughten Pounder
B3. Savagen – Wound Up Tight

Two long time friends, Kevin Blackwood (Ingen) and Gregg Davies (Savier), united by their love of metal and industrial music both got into recording electronic music at about the same time. 'Practically Educated' is their debut EP together as Savagen.

Support for the record includes – Surgeon, Truss, AnD, Sunil Sharpe, Stormfield, Tomohiko Sagae, Israel Vines, Warlock, Vacated, Swarm Intelligence, Domagoj Šavor, Under Konstruktion, Laica, DVNT.

Release Date: 24.06.2014
Mastering: Black Monolith Studios
Original Photograph: Kevin Blackwood
Artwork: makemassair
Vinyl: Curved
Digital: Bandcamp

Your purchase includes downloadable FLAC files.

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“Scottish production duo Savagen mark their debut with a truly abrasive EP. The rotten fox that makes up the artwork sets the tone for Savagen’s abusive and ruthless structures of rhythm. Overdriven synths spread darkness and distortion on the EP’s title track. ‘RT2’ follows the broken rhythms of its predecessor and ‘Indoor Puncture’ ties in with its sawing aesthetic and robotically punching beat. This is resumed in ‘Roughten Pounder’ which flaunts the EP’s sheer levels of brutality.”

Surgeon (Downwards, Rinse FM, Tresor)
“I really like the weird Wound Up Tight track on there.” Rinse FM radio rip

AnD (Inner Surface Music, Electric Deluxe, Ann Aimee)
“new Savagen release is dope. Great EP… we like it a lot! All tracks are strong but RT2 and Practical Education (Practically Educated Mix 2) really stand out for us. We like the broken rhythms and textures.”

Truss (Avian, Perc Trax, R&S Records)
“Whole EP is wicked, Indoor Puncture and Practical Education are my favs”

Tomohiko Sagae (Rodz Konez, HueHelix)
“very cool EP.”

Sunil Sharpe (Earwiggle, Works The Long Nights)
“sounds great – proper clanging broken techno with a healthy injection of anger!”

Swarm Intelligence  (Acre Recordings, Ad Noiseam, Krake)
“Banging EP – ‘Indoor Puncture’ is prob the pick for me.”

Warlock (Rag n Bone, Kool London)
“these are proper twisted and heavy. ‘Indoor Puncture’ and ‘Roughten Pounder’ particularly.”

Stormfield (Combat Recordings, Electronic Explorations)
“Solid collaboration from Ingen and Savier. Like ‘Roughten Pounder’ the most.”

Israel Vines (Borrowed Language, Semantica)
“Savage mate!”

Vacated (futuremusic FM, Power Vacuum)
“the whole EP is brutal man, seriously loving it!”

Domagoj Šavor (Dots LED)
“This is the sound we all love, nice effort from Savagen boys.”

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