Give us back this martyr​.​.​.

by Stalsk

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Also available from Foolish Records : apocalypsesounds.bandcamp.com/album/give-us-back-this-martyr

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Recorded by exchanging files from a distance, "Give us back this martyr ..." is the new release from Stalsk, a project initiated in 2020 with the EP "Dreamin 'ghost" and bringing together two French experimental musicians, Philippe Neau, also a visual artist and formerly known as Nobodisoundz, and Innocent But Guilty (aka Apocalypse Sounds and the more beat-based alias Psychotic Kingdom), creator of the experimental music label Foolish Records with which IRM Netlabel is co-publishing this first proper LP. Brought together by their common taste for long progressions of dark and deeply textured atmospheres, the two musicians borrow from the movie "Tenet" the name of its abandoned Soviet nuclear base but especially its post-apocalyptic aesthetics of empty and devastated Siberian landscapes. Announced by by the track "D-Generative land" heard on the excellent compilation "Anti f: Orm volume 7" from Belgian label GodHatesGodRecords, the album is indeed a magnetic journey in foreign land, irradiated with throbbing drones and swarming field recordings, whose abstraction has become more cinematographic and futuristic but also more refined and strangely naturalistic, alternating crescendos of intensity, ballets of anaerobic harmonies and walks in the cracks of a musical ecosystem unknown to men.

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Façonné à distance par échange de fichiers, "Give us back this martyr..." est la nouvelle réalisation de Stalsk, projet lancé en 2020 avec notamment l'EP "Dreamin' ghost" et réunissant le musicien et plasticien mayennais Philippe Neau, ex Nobodisoundz, et le Bordelais Innocent But Guilty (aka Apocalypse Sounds), créateur du label de musiques expérimentales Foolish Records avec lequel IRM Netlabel sort conjointement ce premier long format. Réunis par leur goût des longues progressions sombres et texturées (Innocent But Guilty touchant également au beatmaking sous l'alias Psychotic Kingdom), les deux musiciens empruntent au film "Tenet" le nom de sa base nucléaire soviétique abandonnée mais surtout son esthétique post-apocalyptique aux paysages sibériens ouverts et dévastés. Également préfiguré, sur l'excellente compilation "Anti f​:​Orm volume 7" de nos confrères belges GodHatesGodRecords, par le morceau "D-Generative land", c'est ainsi à un voyage magnétique en terre étrangère, irradié de drones lancinants et de field recordings foisonnants, que nous convie le duo sur ce disque dont l'abstraction se fait plus cinématographique et futuriste mais également plus épurée et étrangement naturaliste, alternant crescendos d'intensité, ballets d'harmonies anaérobies et randonnées dans les sillons d'un écosystème musical inconnu.

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released April 17, 2021

All music by Innocent But Guilty & Philippe Neau.
Artwork by Philippe Neau.

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