Genre/Influences: Experimental, industrial.
Background/Info: French multi-instrumentalist Franck Vigroux can already look back at a considerable discography. He worked together with numerous other artists and has released his work on different labels. For “Désastres” he joined hands with the Serbian label Jezgro.
Content: “Désastre” features 4 tracks, which mix pure experimental sound treatments and industrial music. It’s a dark sonic format, but also an intelligent sound approach featuring electronics and guitar. Every single sound seems to have been decomposed and reworked. Heavy sound blasts, broken rhythms and even an ambient-like intermezzo (cf. “Cap”) have been featured here.
+ + + : Both cuts featured on the A-side are simply genius pieces of modern experimental music. The complex and intelligent sound treatments are fascinating. “Supernova” even reveals a few IDM treatments. I also noticed great guitar sounds and effects at the last track entitled “The Dune”.
– – – : The only cut that can’t convince me is the kind of ‘intermezzo’ (cf. “Cap”). There’s no rhythm and the ambient approach is less convincing than the other tracks.
Conclusion: Franck Vigroux remains a very unique artist, and is becoming more convincing with each new release.
Best songs: “Supernova”, “Mare Nostrum”.