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    Vita Noctis – “Against The Rule” – [Dark Entries]

    Hyper alienation of 1985 Belgium youth. I think it is hard
    to get synths these days to sound as raw as Vita Noctis did.
    Circuits are too good now and drum machines too snappy.
    Here the drum machines sputter as if they know they are
    going to be put out of work by a coming wave of Japanese
    electronic efficiency. The twin Kips kin formed the band,
    and talked Kris’ girl Martine Genijn into joining them. She
    can sing, but I actually really liked the male vox on the
    earlier tracks. Their unsinging matches even better with the
    unlearned unplaying! Shouting in a choppy and bitter English,
    the songs often stop, lurch, derail and resume again in
    another manner. “Introductory Works” and “Hearing Noises”
    are just tremendous art-damaged synth displays. Stuck on
    that wedge between punk and new wave, there is some guitar,
    but like everything else it gets mangled into beauty, along
    with the detuned oscillators and dejected lyrics. The bitter
    distrust of youth paired up with a nagging drive to put it to
    music is always striking to me, no matter the musical genre.
    But adding that alienation to the advance of machines via
    early electronic consumer instruments and especially the
    anemic drum machines here makes for a potent mix. Much
    more biting than a lot of the minimal wave reissues coming
    out, this was stands true and tart 25 years down the road.
    Talk of a reunion worries me, as I think this caught them at
    their apex. Am I the only one who caught an eerie draught
    of “Dead Ringers” while listening to this? An exceptional
    rerelease, kudos to Dark Entries.

    Bitter synth of youth
    Foreign feeling foreign tongue
    Dark Belgian Brilliance

    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on December 14, 2011 at 5:45 pm
  • Filed as 12-inch,A Library
  • 1 comment

  • One Comment

    love this review ! so right from the heart !

  • Comment by Kris, December 19th, 2011 5:34 pm

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