The inspiring write-up comes in conjuction with the upcoming November 27th release of the band’s new album “Siste Lys” on Medication Time Records and Â Tant Rêver Du Roi.
New album ’Siste Lys’ out November 27th on Medication Time Records/A Tant Rêver Du Roi.
Lorn – Vessels
On tour, while you can’t avoid the loud noises of everyone’s guitars and cymbals, of each band you play with, on top of yours, the overcrowded one, you must enjoy sounds that are made of air and soil. Vessels is the album we listen to in the van so that our ears can rest and our brains travel in another dimension.
Neurosis – Times Of Graces
Monolithic. Cinematic. Untouchable.
There’s a depth to their music that was unmatched all the time, crushing and vulnerable at once.
“Post-Metal” before there was such a world. “Under the surface” is the most devastating song ever.
Love & Decay – Spotlights
This is one of those ‘power trio’ bands that bring us down a peg or two! Compared to ourselves, there are half as many instruments on stage but they fill up all the auditory range our bodies can cope with. Spotlights are definitely louder, yet their music is made up of fine details and delicate levels of composition. Less is more.
Have A Nice Life – The Unnatural World
The kind of album that follows you for a long while although you didn’t expect it at all.
The kind of soundtrack that reminds you of the fragility of the moment and the uncertainty of the future.
It could be exhausting to listen to this track while being sad, but for us it’s salutary, and makes us want to love as much as to burn banks. Then in terms of reverb, there’s a lot of it, so we’re over the moon.
Glassing – Spotted Horse
It’s a strange feeling to listen to a record whose first notes seem obvious, even familiar.
There are some common features, such as twisted and melancholic melodies, but we admire it for everything we are unable to create: intensity, chaos, efficiency.
We were supposed to do an European tour together, but a virus decided otherwise…
It would have been difficult to overcome that emotionally if listening to Spotted Horse hadn’t been one of the great cures for not sinking.
Among the similar bands we feel close to are Fall Of Messiah and Birds In Row, who, in addition to being gentle humans, echo within us musically, and grab our hearts at each of their shows.
Boards Of Canada – Geogaddi
A lot of electronic music nowadays tries to be original by using noisy or sampled sounds. But this one is not mimicry, nor filling, since this album is one of the few to hide a mood far from contemporary aesthetic considerations. Besides, when listening to it, one can almost no longer distinguish the work that went into creating these living sound textures…
And its organic substance echoes in us, as if these pieces were talking above all about water, wind and trees.
Slowdive – Souvlaki
In terms of sonic landscapes and guitar sounds that don’t sound like guitar anymore, this album ticks all the bones.
Great ambient songs, even greater songs, intensely nostalgic and melancholic, perfect.
Grivo – Elude
Melancholy can’t turn itself down just because you decide to. It’s just here, and you sometimes need to find the sound that gets along with it. Elude is this nonchalant and overwhelming breath you get addicted to so easily, that you finally see the world melting around you.
Perturbator – New Model
Just before we arrived to our last show before the lock down (so late, so outrageous, and we didn’t even realize it, the promoters and the other bands were jumping everywhere), we played New Model in the van like teenagers before a party, it’s really kinky and straight to the point. Really fitting to nowadays collapsing times.
Lichtlaerm – Alpinist
Our playlist seems to boil down to pachydermic rhythms and gloomy melodies. But in case it lacks the urgency of making some meaningful noise before everything collapses, here are some telluric quakes prompted by the crust band Alpinist. Lichtlaerm reminds us to look up from our shoes and gaze out!