Artist: Art et Technique
Label: Hi-Tech Records
Tracklisting: Derive, Nouveau primitif, Acier, Noel tombe un jeudi, Intervention dâ€™un element neuter dans un ensemble vide, Alerte chantee, Alerte instrumentale, Just, tube, Afrique, bali, Off-shore, Feedback-fillmore
Relatively little is known about the trio of Parisian musicians that were behind â€˜Clima-Xâ€™, other than the fact that Art et Techniqueâ€™s only album remains one Franceâ€™s most notable industrial discs.
To quickly dismiss â€˜Clima-Xâ€™ as being a derivative of the likes of Throbbing Gristle would be a mistake, although the metallic drones of tracks like â€˜Acierâ€™ and â€˜Baliâ€™ are broadly reminiscent of the much under-appreciated Dome. Like Dome, Art et Technique neatly avoid the clichÃ©d notion of creating harsh and aggressive mechanical textures and instead offer up a dreamy and surprisingly warm album that, in places, leans in the direction of a gently distorted krautrock ambience. Defining the sound in particular, is the delicate use of white noise and rumbling low-pass filters, making the whole listening experience somewhat similar to being trapped in a semi-musical wind tunnel.
X-treme and X-ellent.
Edited by amahrose - 21 Dec 2011 at 4:15pm
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