January 28, 2023

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The Glitch Mob are breaking new ground with their current album “Ctrl Alt Reality”.

When computing, the Ctrl+Alt+Del function most often invokes the Task Manager, an operating system component that gives a user access to some of the computer’s most internal processes and information. Here you can check hardware usage, add/remove programs and processes, look up app history, and more. In short, it’s the not-so-secret window into the soul of your favorite electronics.

The Glitch Mob have been a pillar of electronic music for over a decade and their impact on live show production and musical trends is, to put it mildly, palpable. But between their last studio album, See Without Eyes, in 2018 (the Drink The Sea anniversary album, the Drink The Sea ambient version and Revisions, not counting any releases between 2020 and 2021), and now the trio have settled into their own immersed processes and checked their history and come out on the other side with Ctrl Alt Reality.

For the new album, the group moved away from their futuristic, glitzy sound and embraced history with a 10-track album that relives the glory days of drum & bass and breaks. Obviously there are still many, many artists who represent and push these genres as their main sound, and The Glitch Mob aren’t trying to invade anyone’s space. They just add their spin to a classic sound.

Reality is malleable. It changes from perspective to perspective, of course, and the trio have clearly felt their reality has been under attack in recent years, as have many of us.

Listen to Ctrl Alt Reality below.