Minitel, quatre morceaux en 45 tours
MP3 (from the record): Streisand
If you see them play, you can see this
Four people are standing around a dinner table except the table itself is not visible, only the plates and ware are. They stand around the table and the four people begin to play. Suddenly, as they play and fight, the tablecloth materializes between them. The plates, cutlery and glasses lay on the tablecloth, threatening to fall down. The four people, as they play and fight, each take charge of a corner of the tablecloth which they hold with their teeth, hands or feet. Balance is observed. They fight and the tablecloth follows the fight, and play, along with the sound. It is common that nails are used, but momentarily. The instruments are drums, they are guitars, they are mouth. Sometimes they stop, the play, the fight. Whenever this happens the tablecloth and ware vibrate dangerously. The four people regain contenance, with the martiality of the drums, they become group. The tablecloth is held again by hands, feet, teeth. It's a fight for balance and counter balance. Sometimes it's over. They disband. They ungroup. The table materializes and the cloth and ware vanish.
The group have made a record.
They were together at the time and little is known of the proceedings. Table ? Ware ? Cloth and glasses.Drums. One can hear that it was the Night. Table, ware, cloth and glasses. Drums and mouth. There was fight and then it was night. Guitars and other ware. They were thinking, they were waiting. After a feast of flesh, birds flew in the dark. They talk. Guitars and drums. Mouth, it's loud. The record is made, heard. You can play it again, sense the table that was. We are group, we fight.
Edition of 500 copies.
Sleeve by Hendrik Hegray, mouth. Juliette Bineau stands and Drums. Lionel Fernandez, guitars etc. Erik Minkkinen, etc. guitars.
Lionel and Erik are also part of Sister Iodine, etc.
encore plus loin!
Siltblog: The French they are a funny race. They like to do it with their________. Drum machines? Synthesizers? Baguettes? Aperitifs? I forget how that old chestunt ends, anyway, the Bruit Direct label is doing a fine service to us all by providing the most wonderous noise escargot, seemingly feeding their potent Gros Gris a diet of petit greens & toxic earth. The 2nd release, this 7" from Minitel is a plump bugger ripe w/schizophrenic angst; the a-side is clearly borne out of the avant soil once trod upon by Ilitch & DDAA while the flip sounds like the band harvested an entire field of wormwood, distilling it into a noxious absinthe of Swans like potency. The blind carnage that follows, well what did you expect, A Saucer Full Of Secrets? Bruit-Direct is growin real live monsters, no two ways about it. Go to http://www.bruit-direct.org/ & see what I mean.- Tom Lax
Dusted Magazine: Hot, tangled, primal noise scrape rock action with tons of moaning, drum triggers and full-on Greco-Roman scrambler guitar/FX box grapple. France’s answer to Sightings has produced a swift, saturated blow of old-school industrial terror and classic hive attack/defense tones for maximum discomfort. Some more peaceful, tribal motifs on “Sang” and “Minogue” on the B-side act as a cooling off from the hammer attack of the first two songs. Anti-music, pro-knuckledrag, and just what a lot of you yobbos out there want. Actually reminds me of the washing machine churn score of the movie “The Entity,” which Thurston realized the potential of on the Male Slut single. 500 copies.- Doug Mosurock
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x-mist.de says: "Extreme noise terrorism from France, released in a limited edition of 500 copies with full-color cardboard-sleeves! MINITEL are from Paris, including members of the seminal French Post-Rock band SISTER IODINE, playing extremely harsh noise-improvisations, comparable to bands like WOLF EYES or other stuff coming from labels like AMERICAN TAPES, but with an additional intense industrial-touch as THROBBING GRISTLE used to have!"
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