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Our Balls Are Like Dead Suns
Ladyburn (2009), 6m43s [excerpt]
CD: &records (2010) ET 07

The name of the band may glimpse at literary references, but La Part Maudite, to whomever hears them, reaches for the gut. Presumably inspired by an essay penned by Georges Bataille, whose writings bear the influence of Friedrich Nietzsche and the Marquis de Sade, the music is straightforward, loud, and exhilarating. One feels, by listening to them, that they prepared a soundtrack for a movie yet to come, filled with images of wild parties and sinister alleys drenched in menace. As in most of Bataille’s stories, though, one never forgets that darkness can be borne out of playful innocence.

Here is a bunch, after all, of twenty and thirthysomething who obviously enjoy toying with electricity like mad scientists who’ve just discovered the Mighty Powers of Distortion. Hence this first set, whose atmosphere and texture-centered pieces would qualify for the sometimes highbrow abstract/experimental label —although its delivery seem closest to the sheer sense of fun of a good rock jam: tight yet loose, focused yet aloof, dark yet imbued with a good dose of festive energy and humour. Because they care, you see. They want you to be in on the joke and have a good time: as good as the one they are obviously having, bringing the music to your own sound system, after weeks of practice in decrepit rooms, and many a candlelit hour spent alone, pondering the evil miasmas Bataille’s dark ramblings. —Jean-Philippe Gravel

Track Listing

    • 1
      Ladyburn (2009)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      6m43s
    • 2
      Asbestos (2009)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      1m52s
    • 3
      Maison des jeunes (2009)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      4m56s
    • 4
      Boxer Blood (2009)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      3m17s
    • 5
      Half-Sucked Egg (2009)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      7m22s
    • 6
      Lixiviate (2009)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      3m57s
    • 7
      Panic Park (2009)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      7m13s
    • 8
      Barnacle Bay (2009)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      6m35s
Total duration: 41m51s