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    Opera Mort – “Dedales” – [Alter]

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    French siamese twins, Jo Tanz and Laurent Gerard,
    joined at the data cable. Deliver an interesting
    mix of experimental and exploring electronics. If
    Dedales is their inspiration, they flew not to
    close to the sun, but to the motherboard. Heat sink
    cool blips, klicks, waves, ghost drones and mechanical
    mechanizations. Distored voices from their remnant
    human forms bleed through, dig the quasi robot/Robert
    Ashley on “Baillon Rose” (that sort of internal
    whisper voice, before the slippermen join in and
    wobble with worried voices). “Les Spirales Messmer”
    features one of the gents singing like a drunk
    astronaut! This is definitely not a glitch release,
    more like digital ping-pong on a lot of the pieces.
    The electronics often have an eerie pretty feel,
    sci fi homemade Doctor Who designs like elegant
    spaceships of yore. “Mille Viviers” stars with a
    tiny cilia ear alarm and then the toy police cars
    come. Busted! The opening and closing tracks are
    the most droney, but other pieces are more rambunctious
    with non-dance rhythms, and waves that are icy, but
    not cold-wave. It’s a great album that is *not* a
    lot of things, but a confounding find. The duo
    used to record as Reines D’Angleterre, KFJC has those
    two ruling releases. Vive l’Morte! (and sadly RIP
    Bimbo Tower who released the first O.M. action).

    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on July 9, 2014 at 7:08 pm
  • Filed as 12-inch,A Library
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