Revival Booking presents:
MASTER BOOT RECORD – IT
Italy-based electronic metal maven Master Boot Record (MBR) recrudesces on striking new full-length album, PERSONAL COMPUTER. Helmed solely by technologist/songwriter Victor Love, Master Boot Record is, if anything, creatively prolific. The follow-up to FLOPPY DISK OVERDRIVE (2020), Personal Computer is Love’s eighth full-length album since emerging – as an 8-bit ghost – from the bulletin board system (BBS) scene in 2016. Now, he’s returned (like a carriage) to right-click on devotees with yet another easter egg and symbolism-rich mélange of intensely ornate yet driving digital orchestrations. Just don’t call Personal Computer synthwave, or whatever new-fangled term is being used to describe Master Boot Record‘s masterful video game-like scoring. To put it simply: this is metal done with a synth.
“I live stream from my desktop,” says Love, who composes Master Boot Record songs on his YouTube channel. “When I have enough material to bundle an album together, I finish it off and prepare it for release. So, it’s a continuous songwriting process. My approach is familiar to me and my audience, and I really enjoy working in an interactive environment. As far as what I listen to, it’s the same stuff as always – from classical music (especially Beethoven and Bach) and thrash/death metal to chiptune music and crack intro/keygen music. I also listen to retro game music. So, in a way, the starting point is still the same. I’ve been growing musically.“