act 344 · thorofon · roots · cd

tracklist:
01. your masked god
02. cold fever
03. mafia murder victim
04. frosty smile
05. sick mode
06. don't wake up
07. klean
08. nothing remains
09. lsd attack
10. in blood and heels
11. anti savak
12. roots
13. stone against head

release date: 19.april.2016
upc: 821272217923

renewal of old traditions: all music written by thorofon
mastering by manuel g. richter / leafaudio
artwork by salt

'you cannot bring light to the world without being burned. we're burning for you!'

in 1996, thorofon was launched and has grown to become one of the most remarkable projects in the german power noise / industrial movement, and with its 20th anniversary on the horizon, the time has come to present an exceptional celebratory release for the constant and faithful listeners all around the globe.

the main components of 'roots' are archival ones from the last two decades, featuring unreleased material and compilation tracks as well as technically updated reinterpretations of past sonic assaults, a fact which is hard to believe while listening to this monolithic release. it succeeds in turning the past into the present in a most astounding way.

'roots' skillfully combines the brightness and wide palate of today's recording possibilities with the oppressive darkness of a bygone musical era including frozen surgical ambiance, unsettling canalized noise and distorted, straight rhythmic sequences. the ingredients of vintage industrial music, cold power electronics and menacing electronic body music coalesce in a most perfect way - a trademark thorofon has been well-known for throughout the last two decades.

far from being nostalgic thorofon return to their roots - just to start over again. stay tuned!

thorofon discography:
www.discogs.com/artist/thorofon

official websites:
www.umbkollektif.com
www.facebook.com/pages/thorofon/125914984206296

reviews:

silenceandsound
des claquements de fouets métalliques frappent l'air sur fond de synthés passés au hachoir. avec thorofon, la musique prend des allures de torsion des sens, alimentée par une batterie de sonorités indus glaçantes et de rythmiques à la rigidité ebm brutale. roots est une compilation regroupant du matériel inédit, sortis sur des compilations ou ré-enregistrés, de cette formation emblématique allemande née il y a 20 ans. entre explosions soniques et tremblements noise, la musique de thorofon est à la croisée des mondes, pris entre throbbing gristle, consumer electronics et prurient, amassant des débris radio-actifs pour les transformer en matière mutante à la perversité maladive. l'oeuvre de thorofon résonne singulièrement actuelle, de par les grondements acharnés de sa violence sourde, qu'elle soit toute en retenue ou à brides rompues, dévoilant la noirceur de l'âme humaine, écorchée dans sa chaire et flétrie dans sa psyché, oppressant les sens pour en extraire une essence rance, au goût rageur et à l'anxiété cold wave paranoïaque. très fortement recommandé. (roland torres)

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