Brutal is a new two-volume compilation out on Allison Trench’s label TSA. They were released in June and September on the small Chilean label and are described as “music that reflects the daily cruelty” and “music to listen to on the road to lose everything”. With that bleak outlook in mind, the music feels surprisingly uplifting from the opening track by Berlin’s Flucc. This is hard, industrial techno all the way – from Cekta in Russia, to Kill Your Idols in UK, to Emiliana in LA. You’ll also find some great local talent from Chile here.