tempobet yeni adresi
like this cd / vinyl / digital review

27/02/2019 : PAS MUSIQUE - The Phoenix

PAS MUSIQUE

The Phoenix

MusicCD / Vinyl / Digital
ElectroElectronicsExperimental

[85/100]   

Shameless
27/02/2019, Kevin BURKE

Pas Musique return with a new mission statement in form of “The Phoenix”. An artistic work sprawling with density over seven solid tracks rich with electronic experimentation.

The New York based quartet are the brainchildren of Robert Pepper who started work a sole entity back in the mid-nineties. After lineup changes and some heavyweight output the band now consists of fellow voyagers Jon V Worthley, Michael Durek and Jesse Fairbairn.

After the success of the 2015 release “Inside The Spectrum”, Pas Musique have nailed down a transcendent follow-up in “The Phoenix”. This was a work which saw its genesis and inspiration during their 2016 Indonesian tour and the 2017 European tour. The life on the road was captured and forged with grace, “The Phoenix” is painted with influences-“Ancient Culture in a Warp Drive” for one.

Lashings of influence from Krautrock to Alien Sex Fiend have meshed with a subtle homage within their sound. A standout is “Electronic Brain”, an industrial-eerie intensity as it circles the abyss of taste with static moans and of course a distorted sampled voice for extra drama. This is a work consistent brilliance which never fails to deliver. The aforementioned “Ancient Culture in a Warp Drive” sounds like a road movie into a zone of terror, a twisted soundtrack in a hopeless universe.

“A Finish Bedtime” is build from the same foundations of German-seventies experimentation as Kraftwerk, a marvel of sound, defining electronic music in the twenty-first century whilst submerging any of Pas Musique’s contemporaries in the same waves of breathe oozing from the apocalyptic noise.

Not an album for the faint hearted but lovers of the dark-wave electro genres will relish in the dense fog of computerized imagery which Pas Musique have delivered along with hailing their long awaited return.


Tracklist:
1. The Phoenix (4:04)
2. Miss Globule (7:16)
3. Electronic Brain (6:51)
4. Ancient Culture in a Warp Drive (4:03)
5. Xlalo (5:00)
6. A Finnish Bedtime Story (5:12)
7. New Sheriff in Town (7:25)

Credits:
Performed by Robert L. Pepper, Michael Durek, Jon V. Worthley, Jesse Fairbairn
Recorded, mixed and mastered 2016-2018
Audio sample on “A Finnish Bedtime Storys” is from Kenneth Kovasin ([ówt krì])
Mixed and recorded in Brooklyn at the Pas Musique studio
Mastered By All Real Sound
Released by Alrealon Musique
Catalogue number ALRN082
Original cover photo by Chris Carlone
Record Design by The Glue Mill

Weblinks:
www.pasmusique.net
www.facebook.com/pas.musique

Kevin BURKE
27/02/2019


 

Next reviews
BLUTENGEL • UN:GOTT
WE ARE THE LINE • Songs of Light and Darkness
ERNEST MOON • Ba-Jesus
UNIDENTIFIED MAN • Memento Mori
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM • A modern adaption of Shakespeare's comedy play
NEON ELECTRONICS • Mondriaan
QUAL • Cyber Care
0KONTROL • 3RDEYE2NDHAND
LIEBKNECHT • ICE over Erfurt
THE SPECIALS • Encore

 

Same combination of genres: ELECTRO + ELECTRONICS + EXPERIMENTAL
MARKUS SCHULZ PRESENTS DAKOTA • Thoughts Become Things II
SYLVGHEIST MAËLSTRÖM • Lahar
5 F-X • Flight recorder 5.0

 

Same genre: ELECTRO
STAATSEINDE • Staatseinde live @Kinky Star - 14 mei 2022
SAMHAIN • Experiment
ADULT. • Becoming Undone
MICHAEL ZODOROZNY • Other Side
ARMAGEDDON DILDOS • Desctruction
RHYS FULBER • Brutal Nature
J:DEAD • Tearing me apart
HERRNIA • Takkewereld
STAATSEINDE • Crazy Earthlings Collab Tape - Episode II
JIHAD • Retrospekt

 

Same genre: ELECTRONICS
PORTION CONTROL • SEED EP3
WULF7 • Dark Hate
DEAR DEER / EMBERS • Split
FIRST • Restless
VARIOUS ARTISTS • PERIHELION 2134
GHOSTING • The Flanders EP
THE BLACKHEART ORCHESTRA • Mesmeranto
STATIQBLOOM • Asphyxia
MECHANIMAL • White Flag Single
RADIOAKTIVISTS • Radioakt One

 

Same genre: EXPERIMENTAL
ANALFABETISM • Rotvälta
JESU • When I Was Small
ALSO • Live in Celovec
LUKE LUND • Hopium
YATES AND YOUNG • Splinters Ep
NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS • Ghosteen (Ghosteen/Bad Seed Ltd.)
SIX HANDS // A-TOTA-SO • Bromance EP
I AM A ROCKETSHIP • Mind Grafitti
FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY • Wake Up The Coma
HACKEDEPICCIOTTO • Menetekel

Music reviews

27
06
BALVANERA
Courses of Action
14
06
TERMINAL SERIOUS
Gift For You
10
06
SAMHAIN
Experiment
09
06
CELESTIAL NORTH
When The Gods Dance
12
05
SHE HATES EMOTIONS
Space and time
11
05
THIS CAN HURT
A Darker Shade Of Blue

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

NEWS

29
06
Canadian Label Dem Modest Kids Unveils Into The Coldwave Compilation Highlighting Alberta - Based Alternative Artists
29
06
Dark Pop Artist Lia Hide Addresses Emotional Struggle With Plato-Inspired LP
28
06
Ayria releases new single Irreplaceable on Artoffact Records
28
06
The Number H Explores Loss & Regret With New EP, 'The Conditioning'
16
06
44 years ago Suicide performed their legendary '23 minutes over Brussels'!
15
06
Roobanok: new talent on SkyQode

Concert reviews

14
06
WULF7 + THE JUGGERNAUTS
11/06/2022 - LIVE AT THE BAROCK - BRUGGE
14
06
'N TALES, INTERZONE, GROUND NERO
At B52 Club Eeernegem
24
05
STAATSEINDE
Staatseinde live @Kinky Star - 14 mei 2022
13
05
WUK
A try-out that became a book...
21
10
NICK CAVE
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - 2021 Tour - Stadsschouwburg, Antwerp- 20/10/2021

GET A COPY OF OUR MAGAZINE
SEND TO YOUR HOME

INTERVIEWS

18
05
PUSSY RIOT
Unfortunately, everyone only understood what Putin is like when he started a war in Ukraine.
18
05
HAGAR THE WOMB
Now we know the audience will help us out when we forget the lyrics.
18
05
HETZE
We all work with homeless people on a daily basis and we try to be actively involved in their struggle.
20
04
NINO SABLE
I am not a friend of boxed content...
13
04
ECHO ROAD
'There was no easy way or any shortcut to be taken in terms of producing something truly representative of the human experience. We simply had to ‘just do it'.'

PHOTOS

29
06
VNV NATION
Sinner's Day Oostende
29
06
PUBLI IMAGE LIMITED
Sinner's Day Oostende
29
06
NITZER EBB
Sinner's Day Oostende
29
06
TALK TO HER
Sinner's Day Oostende
29
06
DIARY OF DREAMS
Sinner's Day Oostende
29
06
DISORIENTATIONS
Sinner's Day Oostende
29
06
IST IST
Sinner's Day Oostende

ADVERTISE
IN PEEK-A-BOO

VIDEO CLIPS

29
06
THIS CAN HURT
High Tide
28
06
GUS GUS
Deep Inside
27
06
MOTOR!K
Stunden (Official Visualizer)
27
06
SEA OF SIN
Synchronize
27
06
MERCIFUL NUNS
Lightwaves
26
06
AMBASSADOR21
FUCKALLSYSTEMS
25
06
CIRCLE OF DUST
Outside In