"A n’en point douter, si la Musique du Crépuscule était un livre, il commencerait par la fameuse formule : « Il était une fois… ». Mais loin de représenter le royaume de féerie comme un univers niais e(...)"
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Fine Austrian Post-Punk! Three youngsters whose lyrics still manage to conjure up the images of a gray and drab Austria from the early 80’s. Or as Martin Blumenau once put it: "It was Austria's finest band back in the day, a band nobody knew!"
Psychedelic and gaudy, messy and robotic, X-Ray Pop music has never been from its era: it has missed the great whirls of the 60/70 years, from Zappa to Kraftwerk, yet brings their inspiration into wacky minimal electro tunes.
"Desertshore" is a re-imagined cover version of Nico’s seminal 1970 album first conceived by Peter Christopherson in Berlin 2006, completed by Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti. "The Final Report" collects recordings from their final 2009/2010 sessions.
Fierce beats, grinding synths, haunting distorted vocals, and noise. Ray H. and Paradox deploy additional programming and samples to create a raw form of true industrial chaos that strays from the polished and standard sound of today’s "EBM" acts.
A trip through groovy Ambient tunes with surrealistic atmospheres to chaotic soundscapes towards slower, more experimental pieces which however form an intimate coexistence. Deeply fractured sonic mutations build up their own morphogenic aesthetics.