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After blowing everyone’s mind at the last Kraak Festival with an unbelievable (double) performance, and following the release of their first self titled lp, France come back with the definitive drone monument! There is still no better words to describe this unique sound, as the ones we used last year to introduce their debut cassette on 8mm last year:
“Europe’s best kept secret comes from south of France, somewhere between the Rhone Alpes region and the Massif Central. Now, If you are wondering how the traditionnal music from there could meet La Monte Young’s “Theatre of ethernal music” in a very abnormal ‘rock’ band, you must hear the sound of France, the incredible project of Jeremie Sauvage (bass), Mathieu Tilly (drums) and Yann Gourdon (electrified hurdy-gurdy). The music of France is built around the idea that a circular rhythm section combined with the trance-inducing riffs of the hurdy-gurdy can generate an endless series of (micro)tonals variations, bringing the sound to always new unpredictable directions, also according to the site where the music is performed. In fact the crazy thing about these folks is that, wherever they are, they play always the same piece: a long wonderful drone monolith, blowing the listener’s ears like the wind blows on the top of the Alpine mountains.”
This new work, simply titled ‘Pau’, adds a new brightness to their music, giving us the ultimate hi-fi distillation of their sound to date.
Unbelievable silkscreened artwork, with double handprinted insert!
Edition of 200 copies, whose only 100 available for wholesale inquiries.