act 316 · lingouf · frequences sensibles · cd

01 orage de décembre
02 faim du monde
03 comme le dernier écho d'une symphonie qui s'éloigne
04 balade sentimentale et polytesse
05 un arbre
06 fréquences sensibles
07 leçon de danse émotionnelle
08 plaisirs d'amour

upc 821272212126
release date: 09september2k14

artwork / painting by lingouf

the album 'frequences sensibles' offers a strong progression in the fields of harshness and rectilinearity, in which artistic playfulness is replaced with frantic power. varied elements of musique concrète and heavily distorted noise have been constricted and pulled using high pressure into eight straightforward hardcore techno based beat corsets which do not make room for any intake of breath. this album demonstrates another facet of vincent ingouf's harsh rhythm-oriented side, eligible for public and home environments. une leçon de danse émotionnelle - écouter à fort volume!

discography 09.2k14 (excerpt):
frequences sensibles. cd. ant-zen act316. 2014
illumina-tv. cd. ant-zen act298. 2013
terre de pierres. cd. ant-zen act278. 2012
go quantum!. digital album. ant-zen dig027. 2012
doème. cd. ant-zen act266. 2011
ange et gruikk. cd. ant-zen act226. 2009
area keloza. cd. ant-zen act216. 2008
ecritomate. cd. ark-aïk ark.cd004. 2007
printemtrash. cd. teknomad records tnm cd 02. 2006
internazional fratricide. cd. ark-aïk ark.cd002/1. 2005

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let's start right at the beginning with this, as it is one of the most interesting opening tracks i've heard in a long time - at first it sounds like you are listening to a field recording - there are dogs barking, floors creaking and such typical noises - however, listening carefully you realise that all is not what it seems, the dog barks change pitch, the creaks stutter, then a creaking door slowly opens... ...and we are into the world of lingouf, which turns out to be just as interesting. harsh soundscapes juxtapose with jazz singers, heavy beats play along to affected rhythms, and everything, no matter how harsh, is extremely listenable. lingouf is actually vincent ingouf, a very talented artist and electronic musician - as much influenced by nin as he is aphex twin, it would seem - and more than at home on the ant-zen label. back to the album. there is a focus on the heavier side of techno to almost industrial noise here, but it never becomes unpleasant, which is one of the easy things to happen in this genre, similarly the music evolves enough to never become monotonous and boring, packed with vocal snippets, strings, and field recordings - another key factor in this genre that many fall foul of. this is all the more worthy of note when you consider that most of the tracks on this album are near 10 minutes long (in fact the shortest, the idm-like "un arbre" is still a substantial 5 minutes). "lecon de danse emotionnelle" is my favourite without a doubt - it is funny and hard as hell - in fact everything that is good about this type of music we love - it could easily make my best of for the year (and i'm sure it probably will). without trying to pigeonhole the track it sounds like aphex twin taking his synths on a holiday in paris and recording the atmosphere while sipping café au lait on a terrace. listen to "faim du monde" or the title track itself to realise the talent this artist has and you too might be sucked in to the world of lingouf - a barnstorming release, one as playful as it is hard, and one that deserves a bigger following than just fans of the genre. (mike whyte)

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