CD, .Angle.Rec., 2005
“De L’Utilité des Convoyeurs” is a headlong charge by Canadian project LCEDP into the well-worn, wearily embattled territory of harsh rhythmic noise and abstract sonic mayhem. At 22 tracks (including an excellent remix effort from Orphx) and over 70 minutes long, the album is an overdose of definitive jagged textures and unforgiving distorted metallic sounds.
“De L’Utilité…” focuses on severely distorted convulsions and pulses, and barely channeled monotonous eruptions of disintegrating machinery. Though essentially straightforward and certainly overdrawn, this release is brimming with nicely sculpted, destructive beats and unrelenting sonic assaults (“Unheimliche,” for instance, is without doubt among the most energetic, toe-crushing tracks heard in quite some time). “De L’Utilité…” does not once falter from the path of total aural domination, forging ahead track after brutal track with impressive stamina; a stamina which you may need to reflect to avoid being beaten into a gelatinous pulp by the end.
Unfortunately, LCEDP does not take any risks with convention. Converter is immediately recognizable as the most overt stylistic influence on “De L’Utilité…,” despite the album’s general lack of layered complexity in comparison with the established Ant-Zen giant. The rhythmic noise endeavors of LCEDP almost seem diluted in their aggressive emulation and unwavering tradition. “Broken Convoyeur,” saturated with ultra-heavy beats and groaning dark ambient backgrounds, is a natural example. There are, however, more than a few rather outstanding individual pieces on the album – “Haskp,” reminiscent of fast-paced Synth-etik material, and “Slow Contamination,” in which crashing beats pummel schizophrenic and spacey acid tones, are recommended selections.
— Dutton Hauhart