Genre/Influences: Experimental, industrial, ambient.
Background/Info: French artist and multi-instrumentalist Franck Vigroux likes to work with other artists, but from time to time he also releases a solo-work like this newest opus available on vinyl.
Content: “Rapport Sur De Désordre” (which can be translated in English as “Report Of Disorder”) is an interesting title for a composition that invites the listener to experience dark and mysterious atmospheres supported by industrial sound treatments and pure experimentalism. There’s a slow and fascinating progression running throughout a few cuts. It all moves to a crescendo, and finally reaches a climax.
The work has been accomplished by great sound manipulation and even a kind of vintage industrial approach. The global atmosphere hanging over the work remains pretty dark and sometimes mysterious.
+ + + : Franck Vigroux confirms his great writing skills and talent to create a fascinating mix between different-, but related music genres. The writing and progression of cuts like “Simulacres” and “Elastique” are little jewels of ambient- and industrial music both resulting in a truly sonic apotheosis. This artist takes care to accomplish his work with amazing sound treatments and numerous effects.
– – – : The experimental side of the work is always present and maybe not the most accessible side of the album, but that’s the essence of this kind of music. I enjoyed this work and simply regret it hasn’t been released on CD.
Conclusion: Franck Vigroux composes music to wake our inner thoughts and other fantasies, which clearly are flavored by dark images coming from unknown places. This new sonic odyssey only reveals the creativity of this artist.
Best songs: “Elastique”, “Simulacres”, “Stadium”.
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