| VI!VI!VI! |
Label : Cheap Satanism Records / Tandori
Year : 2019
Format : LP
Style : Rock
Availability : In stock
Price : 12.40 € - BUY
|Description :||It would have been difficult for us to not release a record by a band called VI!VI!VI! whose name can be read as 6!6!6!
VI!VI!VI have been founded in Lille in 2011. They label themselves as 'Dead Avant-Garde' or 'Regressive Rock'. 'Krautrock', 'Noise' and 'Experimental' can also be used if you are looking for more common genre names.
They started as a trio consisting of Maxime Manac'h (also member of Faust's latest line-up), Sylvain Delanoé (current collaborator of Punish Yourself) and Guillaume Dubreu (ex-La Société Des Timides À La Parade Des Oiseaux and Chausse-Trappe).
After a first LP released in 2014 on Tandori Records (which has also co-released Vitas Guerulaïtis, Blind Thorns, Fuzz Orchestra, Convulsif or Enob with us), the band evolved as a quintet with the hiring of Ciro Martin, a drummer coming from the jazz scene, and Xavier Poittevin, a bass player also active in Oui Mais Non.
The band play an experimental rock descending into a noisy maelstrom made of various sonic layers that match the members' moods and feelings. VI!VI!VI! create an orchestral and spatial sound. They like to use unusual instruments, such as hurdy-gurdy, santur, jackhammer, grinders and miscellaneous industrial tools. The music develops into textures and kaleidoscopic frequencies. This (de)construction is rich of abrupt melodies with volatile properties. The listener walks through a coherent labyrinth between psychedelic rock, concrete and industrial music.
On stage, VI!VI!VI! integrate both experimental video and industrial performance. They have already shared the stage with artists such as Child Abuse, Dylan Carlson, Terminal Cheesecake, Die!Die!Die! or Cosmic Dead...
The second LP, soberly entitled II, was recorded at the end of 2016. It's the first time it is released on vinyl.
Since that recording, Xavier Poittevin has handed over the bass to Maxime de Waegenaere, who is used to be in the dark-ambient scene. The band have also joined forces with singer-saxophonist Geoff Leigh (Henry Cow, Steven Wilson, Faust, Mike Oldfield...).
A third album is already on its way but it has yet to be released.
|Titles :||01. Gergovia 10:17 |
02. Rust Belt I 10:50
03. Rust Belt II 8:11
04. Badelia 7:17