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