KAMI 神

by FOUDRE!

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Limited transparent beer vinyl+digital edition (300 copies)
GZH86 | Release Date : November 18th, 2018

KAMI 神 is the fourth opus of FOUDRE! - a telluric drone quartet composed of Frédéric D. Oberland (Oiseaux-Tempête, Le Réveil des Tropiques, The Rustle Of The Stars, FareWell Poetry), Romain Barbot (Saåad), Grégory Buffier (Saåad, Autrenoir) and Paul Régimbeau (Mondkopf, Autrenoir, Extreme Precautions) which are meeting punctually for sessions of ritual improvisation where they invoke by the noise and drone the deities of chaos.

Improvised and recorded live at Le Rex de Toulouse supporting the 10th anniversary of French doom metal band Monarch!, KAMI神 extends the cosmogony and the sound of the band by taking excursion into the invisible and ambiguous side of nature. In this orgiastic and surprising mix of sonic textures and rhythms, it may be heard strange phenomena, summoning of animistic spirits, shamanic calls, siren yellings and growls. The original chemigram artwork was created by French artist Fanny Béguély by painting with chemicals on light-sensitive paper.

Following the sold-out EARTH soundtrack (GZH71, 2017), KAMI 神 delivers an immersive soundscape for abstract clubbers, where kosmiche electronic, power ambient and industrial punk music are freely invited to commune. This pagan ceremonial is an ode to the ever-changing vortex of life - a sonic dream machine for the occurring now.

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released November 18, 2018

Frédéric D. Oberland / electro-baglama, analog synths
Paul Régimbeau / analog synths, drum machine, vocals
Romain Barbot / modular system
Grégory Buffier / acoustic laptop, analog synths, electric guitar

Recorded live at Le Rex de Toulouse by Nash Caralp & Alex Massiot on the 14th of October 2017
Edited and mixed by FOUDRE! at Magnum Diva, Paris
Mastered by James Plotkin
Original chemigram artwork by Fanny Béguély (cargocollective.com/fannybeguely/)
Live photographs by Anaïs Grü
Graphic design by Romain Barbot


PRESS

SVBTERRANEAN (USA) : 'FOUDRE! transport listeners to another plane of existence that can be both frightening and elevating simultaneously. Listeners may get lost in the swirling vortex of sound, but they won’t want to come out.'

FLUID RADIO (UK) : 'A dark beast hides within its music, obscured in shadow and only revealed when the unsavory noise claws at the record’s skin. The percussion taps on the door, wanting to gain entry, needing an invitation. Its bleak industrial and power-ambient setting converges with a chrome sky, the electronics spitting out a cycle of polluted noise.'

MERCHANTS OF AIR (UK) : 'FOUDRE! surpasses 'EARTH', something that I didn't know would be possible.'

AURAL AGGRAVATION (UK) : 'KAMI 神 carves a most extreme trajectory, taking the full duration of the set to build from a whisper to a terrifying scream. And it’s this arc that makes KAMI神 so accomplished and so exciting.'

X-SILENCE (FR) : "FOUDRE! nous confronte à nos sentiments et à nos impressions; la découverte est constante. La découverte de sons, qu'ils soient musicaux ou plus bruitiste, et surtout la découverte de ce que provoque tous ces éléments assemblés sur nos émotions"

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Frédéric D. Oberland
Romain Barbot
Grégory Buffier
Paul Régimbeau
Christine Ott

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