Thanks to Julien and Francis.
Here is next System Morgue’s return to DNA Production, this time as a split work shared with another Moscow-based project iatemyself.
In his two-tracks part System Morgue fills up air with guitar drones where vibrating, shivering consonances mix with heavy breathing pulsations, and fragmentary sonic images comprise a sickly acoustic illusion occasionally teared by sound upsurges of distorted guitar neurasthenia. Sometimes it looks like a drift towards areas of guitar noise but in fact it happens in iatemyself’s three-tracks part where jumble of electrical interferences and distorted sounds boils up. This dense and physically perceived sonic cloud presses ears with low-frequency waves while high-frequency bursts split and lumps together this uneasy acoustic mass making visible its parts and then stepping back for a moment to let see the whole panorama of enraged sonic elements.
- System Morgue – Mourir de ne pas mourir (10:50)
- System Morgue – Jours de pluie (14:11)
- iatemyself – Guess I’ve Been There Before (03:07)
- iatemyself – Syntony (11:56)
- iatemyself – Whotoldyouthat (05:49)
Tracks from Berthelot – «Les trous noirs de l’espace sémantique» and Cédric Elisabeth – «Timeless» have featured in the «Electronic Therapy» radioshow which took place on March 04, 2016.
Thanks to Julien and Francis.
After a string of dark ambient works Polish project MJDK turns to something off-the-wall, crazy and eccentric. His «Hymn» looks eclectic enough in the combination of dark ambient canvases behind distorted electronic sounds with prolonged speeches and Scorn-like illbient loops. And the core of the work, more-than-fifteen-minutes Coil-inspired escapist track adds more diversity to this weird and somewhat unreal work.
«The song «Hymn» (Anthmen in Polish) is inspired by the French movie «La prochaine fois je viserai le coeur» (2014).
I love Phallus Dei music and courtesy of Mr. Oliver St. Lingam I could record a remix of the song «Will You Come Now».
«Filokles & Lykofron» is a tribute to the incredible project Coil. At all costs, I decided to record something in their style.
The song «London» was recorded during my stay in the capital of the United Kingdom.
«Inception» is a veritable frenzy with a speech of one of my philosophical guru Alan Watts.»
— Mateusz Jędrzejczak (MJDK)
«Will You Come Now (Phallus Dei)» by John Walker/Phallus Dei, remixed by MJDK.
«Inception», voice by Alan Watts.
Artwork by Hanka.
- MJDK – Hymn (02:29)
- MJDK – Will You Come Now (Phallus Dei) (07:23)
- MJDK – Filokles & Lykofron (Tribute to Coil) (15:37)
- MJDK – London (02:08)
- MJDK – Inception (05:34)
Variable melodies suddenly appear from nowhere and pierce supple soundscapes and noise layers. Later they slowly dissolve in the soundscapes to give birth to new consonances… Sonic illusions, deceptive images behind tangibly embossed human voices and vibrating strings tones. Awakening out of time, waiting and sound detection in the space around. Slow discovering nearest places, perception persistence accumulation, gradual incapsulation in own consciousness, fading activities, introspection, falling asleep…
This four-track work is fully builded on various combinations of sounds, noises, drones, melodies and spirits. It provokes associations, it consists of associations, it draws sonic pictures and impels listener to paint them with colors depending on his imagination.
Cover by Adam Ryde.
- Cédric Elisabeth – Gravity (08:12)
- Cédric Elisabeth – Horizon (11:13)
- Cédric Elisabeth – Sound Of Paris (06:08)
- Cédric Elisabeth – Air (10:25)
Black holes of the semantic space (les trous noirs de l’espace sémantique) are related to the dialogues of the deaf, a common activity on this strange planet.
In this album, the sounds come and go, hesitate, disappear and then they reappear more far in time. They are trying to avoid, but also they are scrambling to finally get lost in space, without even trying to harmonize.
These chaotic soundscapes act as a reflection of our society of hyper-communication in which the informations, the messages, all the words, and all the data get lost anywhere.
Nobody try to understand and everything always ends in a great dialogue of the deaf, each arguing for oneself, and ultimately the knowledge is lost in the black holes of the semantic space.
Tracks 1 to 7 recorded in November and December 2015; music by Berthelot.
Track 8 recorded in January 2016; music by Berthelot & Launay.
Cover by Hieronymus Bosch, «The Hell and the Flood» (detail).
Photos by Ironside. Sleeve design by Berthelot & Graph’Hypnotic.
- Berthelot – Dans les cavernes du paléo-cortex (06:43)
- Berthelot – Vision fugitive du hazard (04:09)
- Berthelot – Fissures de rêveries dans les vitraux de la nef sud (08:14)
- Berthelot – Verbiage Statique (03:46)
- Berthelot – L’attrape-rumeurs (04:23)
- Berthelot – La sciure du balancier intemporel (04:14)
- Berthelot – Procédé chaotique de propagation sémantique (08:05)
- Berthelot & Launay – Prolégomènes aux dialogues de sourds (07:26)