Ambiances Magnétiques / 2017
Political Ritual is an abstract electronic music duo led by Félix-Antoine Morin and Maxime Corbeil-Perron, two founding members of the Kohlenstoff label. Bridging minimalist techno and pure sonic abstraction, the duo manipulates synths, digital sound processing, percussions, homemade wind instruments and field recordings to create fleshed-out radical music. Somewhere between cosmic minimal techno and abstract sound art, Political Ritual’s high-toned oscillations, unpredictable frequency manipulation and dark drones form a hypnotic mantra — though their benedictions don’t last long, breaking in a cathartic crescendo or a cacophony of percussion that resolves in silence. Furthermore pushing the boundaries of abstraction, using analog modular and digital synthesis and incorporating invented wind instruments, traditional Balinese percussion, field recordings and digital signal processing into their compositions, with the intent of shaping a transcendent listening experience.