tempobet yeni adresi
like this cassette review

27/03/2020 : FEU FOLLET - Le champ des morts

FEU FOLLET

Le champ des morts

MusicCassette
Dark Electro

[80/100]   
27/03/2020, Aldo QUAGLIOTTI

Alban Blaising’ s dramatic alter ego Feu Follet’s Le champ des morts was released on the 26th of July 2019 but keeps its fascination in solid health. The project, labeled Blackjack Illuminist Records, is a ten track journey into the Nancy based artist’s vividly incandescent imagination, an island covered in umbratile wanderings and momentous u-turns.

When you don’t happen to have plenty of information on an artist, the closest you can get to his inner, biographical world will always come from his uttermost fears and pleasures, grouped in an artistic project. That’s the Genesis of every passport and should be what we stick to when looking for gossipy traces of the artist we are devoting our ears to.

Far from global stardom and close to the niche environment of cassette supporters, the record starts with a title track, a song that titillates Depeche Mode’s moods, tackling an atmosphere of pieces that highlight his mastery with long strides of sythethizers. It boasts a jaunty crescendo, in the lights of electronic heartbeats of paintbrushes fitting for Lust For Youth and Cold Cave’s aficionados.

La dame des eaux is a musical seizure straight from the '80s, a pulse wisely mastered with background voices supporting the refrain. Layers of sonic investigation are strengthened by the surprising main melody, captivating and emotionally intriguing. There is a pleasant, palpable nostalgia in the air, stretching backwards like a sling until it gets thrown to the unforeseeable future.

For example Le sotré pivots on digital rhythm teased with reminiscences from Iamwhoami, a lighter version of Light Asylum yet an indecipherable, psychotropic excitement codified in music. Whereas Nantosuette is a sweet signifier of a long-distance affection for electro-shoegaze hitherto combined with different elements. Its spirit seems to lord it over the other songs, manning up in the ending.

In front of us, there is a talent who doesn't abide by fashions or former, personal dictatorships. He keeps himself afloat by responding to refined instincts and nebulous visions of beauty.Through its untroubled gait, the record fences off past and future with creative chopsticks, at times briskly stirring together unseasoned elements and occasionally overcharging the solidity. But in the face of its flaws, this chapter is fervidly full of beans, betwixt greed and conscience, impressive tunes and weird twists.

In songs like La queue du loup Le champ des morts measures off its fence with darkwave: hints of Nine Inch Nails are sighted, mocking up an interesting example of an hybrid who shapes its identity through previous reverbs. You can actually visualize the loop queue mounting up in density, effervescently mirroring the maze of voices (nearly a translated, less solemn and beeping-fueled version of Nico Muhly's Mothertongue)

Alban’s composing is a map itself, a scribble starting with an opaque idea and ending up with a remarkable fresco. In fact Mi-bête mi-forêt blossoms immediately with its recondite beauty, reminiscent of Tape's Parade. It moves ahead without mouthing off, with an implacable, muscular saudade. Its coda is akin to The Cure's best clairvoyance over the years. Once again Feu Follet's shredding talent changes its outcome and media. He delivers a strapping song without following nor recycling anything that had worked before.

His greatest outcome is not being an Amanuensis: He crosses countless genres, always putting his stamp on them, hence even when the album is far from his peaks, it still manages to stay balanced.

In Rupt, for instance, its stridulous texture muddles through an uncertain path, devoid of wrongdoing but not particularly convincing in the ensemble of the album, like it was exculpating itself from being there. And Les terres noires starts with soporific structure, then nips out to a tenebrous hegemony of up beat drums and glissando sewed tight.

Aldo QUAGLIOTTI
27/03/2020


Music reviews

10
05
TERMINAL SERIOUS
Fear And Cufre
09
05
NEL & JP
Desinterersse
07
05
DARKEST NIGHT 2024
30
04
ATTRITION
The Black Maria
26
04
HYBRYDS
Mythopia, the sequel
25
04
PROJECT PITCHFORK
Elysium

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

NEWS

26
05
Happy birthday Wayne Hussey!
24
05
50 years Of Diamond Dogs!
23
05
38 years of 'Let Your Body Learn' by Nitzer Ebb!
22
05
43 years Spellbound!
19
05
46 of The Man-Machine!
15
05
On this day, 34 years ago, British post-punk band Wire released their 7th studio album Manscape

Concert reviews

15
04
FAD GADGET
***FLASHBACK REVIEW***The Return of FAD GADGET (15.04.2001)***FLASHBACK REVIEW***
16
11
DREADFOOL - EUFORIC EXISTENCE - EULFI
ELECTRO au BNR
09
09
ENZO KREFT - DARK MINIMAL PROJECT - CAUSENATION
@B52 Music Club Eernegem
23
08
AMPHI FESTIVAL 2023
A second opinion...
18
06
ERATO - BLACK SNOW IN SUMMER
Black Planet Fest - @ B 52 Music Club Eernegem - friday 19th of may
18
06
KORINTHIANS, NEL & JP, NONA PROBLEMO
@Charlatan Ghent - 25 mei 2023

GET A COPY OF OUR MAGAZINE
SEND TO YOUR HOME

INTERVIEWS

27
05
AUSGANG
“This crushing, slamming, heavy strife …” It is 1982. In and around Birmingham a band arises from the ashes of various Post-Punk acts.
11
05
XTR HUMAN
An Interview With Electro-Industrial Artist, XTR Human
09
05
THE RED MOON MACABRE
Resurrected after 32 years in 2021, now very active again. Interview with Renzo Tellez, founder of the classic Goth Rock band ‘The Red Moon Macabre’.
06
05
NOW AFTER NOTHING
An Interview With Darkwave Band, NOW AFTER NOTHING
10
04
ATTRITION
An Interview With The Legendary, ATTRITION

PHOTOS

26
05
DER W STEFAN WEIDNER
Christuskirche Bochum
20
05
MONO INC
Christuskirche Bochum
14
05
CHRISTIAN DEATH
Rockpalast Bochum Matrix
16
04
PROJECT PITCHFORK
Kulttempel Oberhausen
16
04
NICHTS
Christuskirche Bochum
15
04
FAD GADGET (15.04.2001)***FLASHBACK REPORT***
Elektrofest 15/04/2001, Mean Fiddler, London
14
04
OTTO VON SCHIRACH
Magasin4 Anderlecht

ADVERTISE
IN PEEK-A-BOO

VIDEO CLIPS

27
05
MIDAS FALL
Glue
26
05
NEW ORDER
Blue Monday
25
05
ANIMAUX ANIME
Power
24
05
BEBORN BETON
Last Day On Earth
23
05
SRSQ
Permission
22
05
SKEPTICAL MINDS
Emptiness
21
05
COLD CAVE
People Are Poison