WL//WH is glad to host the premiere of “Être c’est être coincé” from Magnétisme Animal‘s debut EP “Les Bergers du Galetas” through Berlin/Paris based independent record label YGAM, founded by sound artist Ōtone in 2015 as a space for sound experimentation and exploration which develops and supports a plurality of projects in the field of electronic music.
“Les Bergers du Galetas” is Magnétisme Animal‘s debut EP and YGAM’s first vinyl release, with which the French duo, formed by brg and Catartsis, shares their intimate view of society.
They invite the listeners to dive into a journey through the density of the modern metropolis. In a time of materialistic fetishism, where superficial occurrences and capitalism rule, the 4-track EP acts in opposition to these current matters. However, rather than trying to create a contrasting sonic landscape, Magnétisme Animal use sounds recorded in their environment to elaborate pieces that bear the heavy and frenetic industrial atmosphere of our urban sceneries. All sorts of clanging metal, steam discharge, electromagnetic static noise, train rails frictions, sirens and distant traffic, are combined with breathing, footsteps and vocal humming to create an oddly industrial as much as organic soundscape.
“Les Bergers du Galetas” is an unsettling industrial tapestry, a strange study of noises, that depicts the contemporary frenzy of the artists’ environments they referred to as the urban jungle. A landscape where one is a witness of the disparity of human conditions, where mind and body coexist with difficulty, where one is subject to conformism, where one is lost in the smog while carried by the masses through the cemented maze.
Listen to the premiere of the A2 track of the EP, “Être c’est être coincé”, with its ponderous bass and distortion work, appears as a peculiar blending of noise and techno, disturbing and subtly pervasive yet extremely hypnotic and addictive.
Magnétisme Animal’s debut EP will be released on November 30, 2018, as a limited edition vinyl 12″ of 300 copies, with PRoche’s ink works on both sides of the sleeves and the labels.
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