ARTIST:

BRUIT<

(FRANCE)
TITLE:

THE MACHINE IS BURNING AND NOW EVERYONE KNOWS IT COULD HAPPEN AGAIN

(2021)
LABEL:

AUTRE LABEL

GENRE:

ATMOSPHERIC ROCK

/ POST ROCK
TAGS:
Concept-album, Instrumental
""'The Machine is Burning" confirms all the potential that 'Monolith' hinted at. Bruit= brilliantly succeeds in its transition to the long format, delivering a captivating work from start to finish."
CORTO1809 (30.04.2021)  
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At the end of 2018, the Toulousans of Bruit≤ (noise in french) had seduced the editorial staff of Music Waves with their 2-track EP "Monolith". This time, they take the step of the first album whose interminable title, "The Machine is Burning and Now Everyone Knows It Could Happen Again", is quite a program that unveils in a single sentence the concept carried by this album.

Who says concept album says story, and it is well the case here, being a "philosophical tale putting in scene a humanity in its fall and in its rebirth". The most curious can read the details of this tale on the Facebook of the group. But if it is frequent and (relatively) easy to tell a story through the lyrics of songs, it proves more delicate when the album is entirely instrumental, because Bruit≤ is a band without a singer.

Nevertheless, Bruit≤'s music is sufficiently cinematic to allow the listener to feel the progression that takes place between the four long tracks making up the album. Thus, the distorted and dissonant sounds, the chaotic rhythm and the anxiety-inducing atmosphere perfectly evoke the dehumanized character of "industry" and its downfall ('Industry') while the sweetness of a melody carried by different acoustic instruments tells us about the sprouting of a big tree ('Renaissance'). The big tree grows at first in a relative quietness, confidential themes, stretched sounds and Japanese impression dominating the first 7 minutes of 'Amazing Old Tree' before a drone atmosphere brings on the end of the piece a sensation of end of the world. Then the music finds its anguishing and suffocating character, characterizing the resurgence of the "industry", before leaving place to some sporadic and reverberated guitar notes ('The Machine Is Burning'). A distorted sound loop closes the album as it had begun, a way of saying that everything is only perpetually starting over.

The listener navigates from calm and pure atmospheres to anxiety-inducing walls of sound, avoiding any boredom. The music, cinematic, works more by impressionist touches than it relies on "hummable" melodies, borrowing from post rock the dramatic crescendos followed by sudden returns to calm on three of the four tracks: only 'Amazing Old Tree' escapes this process used a little too systematically, the only real drawback to bring to this record.

"'The Machine is Burning' confirms all the potential that 'Monolith' hinted at. Bruit≤ brilliantly succeeds in its transition to the long format, delivering a captivating work from start to finish.


More informations on https://www.facebook.com/bruitofficial/



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TRACK LISTING:
01. Industry (09:29)
02. Renaissance (08:35)
03. Amazing Old Tree (09:19)
04. The Machine Is Burning (12:11)

LINEUP:
Clément Libes: Basse / Claviers / Violon
Julien Aoufi: Batterie
Luc Blanchot: Violoncelle
Théophile Antolinos: Guitares / Tapes
Benoit Huet: Invité / Cor D'harmonie
Fabien Dormic: Invité / Trombone
Florianne Tardy: Invité / Clarinette
Juliette Carlier: Invité / Vibraphone
   
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