A free compilation from the French audio-activist label/collective Audiotrauma, on the occasion of the 37th G8/G20 meeting in France.
Chrysalide – Don’t Be Scared, It’s About Life
The self-proclaimed electro-punk-noize-terrorists Chrysalide have returned with their second full length album, “Don’t Be Scared, It’s About Life” – and what a disc it is! Though many people will make obvious Skinny Puppy comparisons, this album is no mere clone. It could easily be the soundtrack to someone’s nightmares or in the day of an insane asylum.
Chrysalide & others: an interview with Arco and Syco Trauma
2010 was a busy and interesting year for French cyberpunk band Chrysalide and, with a new album “Don’t Be Scared, It’s About Life” coming out soon (and a tour to go with that) Syco, Arco and Amnesy won’t be slowing down anytime soon. We got the chance to talk to Syco and Arco about their music projects, Audiotrauma, life on tour, politics and just how people react to their Pink Floyd cover…
Starting a new sub-section dedicated to video highlights we present a few pieces by artists from the French collective/label Audiotrauma: Chrysalide, Lewsor and F.Y.D.
Punish Yourself vs. Sonic Area – Phenomedia
CD, Audiotrauma, 2010 www.myspace.com/phenomediamusic This is, by all accounts, a bloody odd coming-together of minds. I’ve come across Punish Yourself before, an insane French industrial-punk-dayglo soundclash of a band, but [ … ]
Lewsor – No Error
CD, Audiotrauma, 2010 www.lewsor.com Noise. Not exactly a music form that is renowned for its sense of humour. In fact it’s mostly quite surly and terribly serious and mostly made [ … ]
Amesha Spenta: an interview with Sebastien Béné-Le Touarin
A newcomer to the French label/collective Audiotrauma, Amesha Spenta welcomes the listener into a universe of distorded progressive electronic music with ethno-cultural references to the Zoroastrian religion of ancient Persia. [ … ]
Amesha Spenta – Amesha Spenta
CD-R, Audiotrauma, 2009 www.myspace.com/ameshaspentamusic As one of the world’s most ancient surviving religions, Zoroastrianism has a mythic quality about it. With theorized formative links to both Eastern and Western religious [ … ]
Ten Data Keshin – Neo Neon Generation
CD, Audiotrauma, 2008 www.audiotrauma.org Drawing influences from various sources such as comic books, Japanese futurism, and science fiction novels, Ten Data Keshin”s second album for the French label Audiotrauma is [ … ]
Neo Neon Generation: an interview with Nik Bender of Ten Data Keshin
Three years after “Tex*s Instrument”, Ten Data Keshin comes back with a new album, “Neo Neon Generation”. This is an album inspired by comics, manga, science-fiction, video games and some [ … ]