Corporate Park play some seriously deconstructed and destroyed version of early Industrial coldness. These tracks crawl and trudge to a menacing BPM set to kidnap-terror fantasy, layers of swamp-gas reverb and synths that sound as distant and adjacent as walking through a nightclub on a dangerous level of codeine and two busted ear drums. Corporate Park is comprised of S. English and J. Lange from Texas. I'm not sure what it is but there has been an amazing proliferation of synth-based music coming out of the Lone Star State, most of which has been coming to us via Holodeck Records. Corporate Park take on the syncopated, lock-step groove of a group like S U R V I V E, but drag it deep under the man-made lake/corporate landscaping/occult-symbolism-seen-from-google-earth of reverb and toxicity. Highlights from this tape include "All or Nothing" which launches into this strangely danceable polyrhythmic groove with sparse amounts of detached, reverbed-out-yet-incredibly-close vocals interspersed throughout. In "Too Expensive to Live" synths are at their most distorted but also their most melodically straight forward. "Too Expensive to Live" is a post-coldwave banger for the rest of us. After a few listens, "Pundit Mantra" has become one of my favorite tracks. Everything is turned waaaaay down, just limping in knuckle-dragging weariness, that is, except for all the snippets of speeches from political hopefuls, who are eternally too turnt to be taken seriously. This tape. Too expensive to live, too turnt to die.