Industrialised synth-punk/body-horror from '90s Chicago. Taking inspiration from Front 242, Skinny Puppy, early NiN, Lassigue Bendthaus etc, U.S.O.C.A. pedalled a kind of gristly, militaristic aggro-funk that would've been right at home on Wax Trax!, while also, in its more playful moments, anticipating electrocash postmodernists like Soft Pink Truth and Safety Scissors, and modern-day fetishist-purveyors of shut-in, ultra-alienated machine grind like Beau Wanzer and the L.I.E.S. crew. Minimal, metallic and always rhythm-centric, but still DIY and dilapidated as fuck - Latvian emigre Jānis Sils home-recorded this music, using primitive, mass-market synths and samplers, with no computers or sequencing - Emancipator is a caustic, confrontational, and invigoratingly honest document of urban frustration and resistance. Edition of 250 copies.