act 179 · axiome · il pleut des cordes · 12"
axiome is olivier moreau and c-drík fermont.
'the title 'il pleut des cordes' means 'it rains ropes'. it's a french expression which means it rains really hard with big drops. so this title is a kind of follow-up to the previous release 'va-t-il faire beau?' which translates to 'will the weather be nice?" (axiome)
on september 9th 1999 the belgian alien axiome saw the light of day and through the years his parents c-drik fermont and olivier moreau watched it grow and grow - eventually becoming a unique creation far beyond his relatives: imminent, delta files, c-drik or crno klank. axiome delighted at home listeners and live crowds all over the world. after the last vinyl release on ant-zen there were lots of curious requests about a new sign of life - well, here it is!
if you once again expect merciless breakbeat attacks and heavy noise experiments, you're in the right place. yes it indeed rains ropes, starting with a chaotic rhythmic assault and irritating vocal manipulations, followed by a fast straight-forward breakbeat rally combined with symphonic keyboard lines - richard wagner on amphetamines. but you will lose your orientation in the heavy rain when you try to follow the destructed loop variations and changing beat patterns. turn over to side b - hey what do we have here? it's the beach boys - so maybe the rain will stop ? but no - poor brian wilson, drowned in an ocean of rhythmic noise and loops ('and you'll never hear surf music again' - jimi hendrix). the rainfall expands more and more, and it seems you're lost in a thunderstorm of electronic drums. while you desperately try to escape from this hellish flood the rhythm becomes followable but stil contains breaks - and in the end the droning synth promises sunshine - maybe...
axiome website: www.syrphe.com