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France, Temple Solaire

Voyage Spectral (LP)

Label: Standard In-Fi

Format: LP

Genre: Experimental

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* Mono, 300 copies. Offset printed ultra-glossy cover with Pantone 877C, offset printed Pantone 877C labels. Ultra-raw, all-hail!-low-fidelity tape recordings of a memorable night in Saint Etienne where both bands shared the bill. The split LP features both band's full set, respectively 25 minutes (Temple Solaire) and 40 minutes (France)!!! * Over the course of the last decade, Standard In-Fi has taken on the task of illuminating some of the most exciting currents of underground music in France. With a carefully curated catalog, specialising in material from across a vast range of fields - drone, field recordings, traditional, experimental, and rock - they’ve quickly risen as a label to watch. Running like a thread through Standard In-Fi’s output is the music of France, the Repetitive-Drone trio of Jeremie Sauvage, Mathieu Tilly, Yann Gourdon, founded in Valence, 2005. Over the last 14 years they've been delving into the dark folds of drone and experimentalism, collaboratively breathing new life into these territories or sound.

Voyage Spectral, comprises a never before issued body of recordings made with Temple Solaire - the Industrial / noise / dark ambient project from Strasbourg, France, made up of Bertrand Gaude on guitar and vocals, Mathieu Tilly on drums, and Bariz on bass - during late 2013.

With two bands working in perfect complement to the other’s sound, the first half comprises the sprawling four part, Temple Solaire led Voyage Spectral, which stretches out into beautiful expanses of heavy, distortion laden psychedelia, rising toward walls of sound that touch on minimalism through the cohesion of blistering noise. The second part of Voyage Spectral is driven by France, stretching out into an immersive sheets of distorted hurdy gurdy drones, pushed ever forward by metronomic bass and drum lines, the repetition of which nails down a truly incredible hypnotic effect.

Weaving trance-inducing sonorities that call up the depths of the human spirit and soul, we’ve struggled to get them off the turntable once the needle dropped. Absolutely essential, and not to be missed.


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Cat. number: STD IN-FI 33
Year: 2021