After several splits and shorter releases Czech electronic punks V0NT are back with their first full length record. ‘Rovnost’ is a heavy dystopian collage of cold industrial techno beats and mutated samples stolen from obscure punk records.
V0NT members have played in numerous DIY hardcore bands for many years and their roots are clearly translated in the energy of the record, although guitars were replaced by samplers, synths and beaten effect pedals.
The whole album is built around themes like guilt, fear, surveillance, faith, obedience, survival and life choices as experienced under extreme conditions. This is where the title comes from. ‘Rovnost’ was a corrective work camp in totalitarian Czechoslovakia where ‘persona non grata’ were sent to be broken by the ruling regime.”
The first single “Černější než černá” (Blacker than Black) is about the conflict of faith and power, strength and weakness, ideals and selling out. It is inspired by the stories of christian priests collaborating with the totalitarian regime.
Artwork by Nejc
Layout and typography by Zoran Pungerčar