the unique parisian duo 2kilos &More (hugues villette and séverine krouch) have garnered 10 years of experience with a couple of cd releases and more than 70 live concerts. often supported by new york based artist black sifichi whose sinister spoken word performance adds considerably to the band’s signature sound, and with the cutting edge videos created by lisa may.
2kilos &More's recent full-length album 'lieux-dits' takes us on a road movie where you’re left mesmerized by repetitive landscapes; neon halos along suburban roads, columns of electric pylons, or the effect of strobes through a train's window. and when sonic layers and guitar notes sharpen the frame, we drift toward a more inner journey, a lysergic dream, a memory of intoxication, an intimate trance that takes us dangerously elsewhere. somewhat lost, emptied, we take a bypass onto one of these nocturnal avenues where black sifichi, sensual or enraged, recites a narrative that fits between 'beat generation' and contemporary fables… their evocative power is conveyed on this album which is vigorous, dense and filmic.
with parisian producer norscq at the studio controls, this album spans and joins different genres, shifting from downbeat electronica and industrial to post-rock and complex experimental soundscapes, like an aural self-conception somewhere between autechre and sonic youth. within the eight compositions the group combines trippy drum machine grooves with hypnotic noise guitars, fusing arcane drums with the dismantling amplification texture of post rock. the charismatic voice of black sifichi appears 3 times and enriches the compositions with its poetic and powerful lyrics.
'lieux-dits' injects the senses, to visions, through nostalgia - a manifestation of diversity, parity and anti-conventionalism. to be discovered...
2kilos &More. VIDEO trailer by R-Hoffmann:
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