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Etat Brut - Sollicitation Extérieure( 4 in 1, Grafika Airlines, 1982 )

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Etat Brut - Necro

B-01 Karol Simon
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Etat Brut, “Karol Simon” B-01 of Géométrie d'un assassinat (1981)

“To many this is regarded as Etat Brut’s most ‘accessible’ release. Although at first sight the music may seem rather enjoyable, the themes or underlying content does not differ from the violence and disturbance of previous releases.


The idea of brain damage, interference and chemistry seeded in the earlier releases is here fully featured by the 'Surgeons of Electronic Hardcore’ as they were called in ’Cassette Gazzette n°ree;7’: “This C-60 dissects with a timely realism, the victims that we are of the machine or of the ambient bestiality. The sound material, raw to say the least, works on the wretched corpse with precise notions, a sharp point. Neither sentimentality or hawkishness. Armed with the experience of their autopsy, they lavish care on the severely wounded persons of their euthanasia on the incurables in a final cry of agony (which is ecstasy, of course). A sound universe at the point of intersection of the industrial experimentations / machinations and the German cosmic rock. From this truth-document, one will remember above all "Poles du Cerveau”, “Dealey Plaza” where the texts will convince the ultimate sceptics, “Karol Simon”, cut-up incision gives free reign to convulsive spasms approaching the dance, and “Allright” howled by DDV in a psychotic trance".”

- from Club Moral on Archive.org

Personal pick of the week.  A must have for the personal stash.

Etat Brut
Mutations Et Protheses

Sub Rosa

Rare recordings by pioneers of industrial noise music, 1979-1983, never released before on CD or LP. Etat Brut was an industrial/noise band from Brussels that operated from 1979 until 1983. The duo (Phillippe x and Philippe X, today academic scientists) released dozens of cassettes, various flyers and Xeroxed booklets. Some collective concerts were organized at that time with Club Moral and Pseudocode. Cassettes like Emissions 1 (1981) or Géométrie d'un assassinat (1982) were released on their own label, some others in collaboration with Danny Devos (Club Moral) or Jerry WX (2Tracks, Digital Dance). EB001 was released by Club Moral in 1986, a few years after the fact. The double cassette Mutations et Prothèses was released in 1981 (Etat Brut) and re-released by Club Moral in 1986. The two bonus tracks (only on CD) “Sollicitation Extérieure” and “Psychosomatique” are extracted from 4 IN 1, a cassette released in 1982 by Grafika Airlines, Brussels, including works by Pseudocode, Human Flesh and Mécanique Végétale.

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Etat Brut - Sollicitation Extérieure

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Etat brut - Karol Simon

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Etat Brut - Malaise

“Mutations Et Prothèses”, Etat Brut, 1981

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Etat Brut - Karol Simon

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Etat Brut - Fragments

“Emissions 01”, Etat Brut, 1981