jeux de terre

by vromb

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Maison Planàterre Voici donc le premier album, d'une discographie bien remplie, relié au projet de renommée internationale Vromb (alias Hugo Girard) de Mario Girard, un Québécois originaire de Montréal. Apparu en 1993, réédité en 2003 par le label allemand Ant-Zen, cet album préfigure le courant musical électro-techno-industriel. J'aime prendre une pose en écoutant cette musique et laisser se développer mon imaginaire dans des voies inconnues. Favorite track: gigantisme.
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tremblement 01:59
virus annaxe 08:00
gigantisme 08:06


until 1993, hugo girard's only appearance on record had been on a canadian compilation cd (adolphe présente), but these new ambient industrial sounds caused enthusiastic reactions in europe and canada. the first full length release was a canadian / german label collaboration: 'jeux de terre' . this cd was beautifully packaged in a 7"x10" cover and the disc was in a hand numbered paper sleeve. also included was a postcard and several large prints of nicely drawn insects - the text was in both french and english. the original 'jeux de terre' has been deleted for years. now there is the opportunity for vromb addicts to get it again on cd and for the first-time on vinyl. this re-release is in celebration of the ten year anniversary of vromb.

the concept behind 'jeux de terre' (earth plays) was of a journey through an imaginary world of insects. insects that had not been identified yet - as you can now read in english for the first time. 'insects, go for food or discovery, warzone, life purpose at the insect dimension' as girard explains it.

the sound on this disc is less beat oriented than later vromb releases, but nevertheless it is partly rhythmic. drones and basses create a hypnotic and sometimes threatening atmosphere. you might seem to hear natural, even sampled, insect sounds but there were no samplers used. just 'strictly analog and digital synthesis'.
you can hear what makes vromb's music unique even on his debut. a soundtrack to a film yet completed.

the ant-zen re-release contains one unreleased extra track which was intended for the original version.

more releases of vromb:

ant-zen act161


released September 5, 2003


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