IN AETERNAM VALE – FUNKYTOWN

Band : In Aeternam Vale
Title : FUNKYTOWN
Release Date : 14 May ’18
Label : DEMENT3D RECORDS
Catalog ref. : DM3D020

You’re invited once again to the IAV vaults, where the measured density of “instant classics” is getting higher and higher as we dig. This time around, you’re up for three techno steamrollers, infused with both club and rave DNA, from distant times ranging between 1989 and 2000.

While those tracks will let you connect with your utmost dancefloor and rave self, one should keep in mind Laurent Prot is not your average club punter. Set aside his more recent club live PAs, Laurent has hardly even been to clubs or raves altogether. Funny enough, the dancefloor is not his favorite place to be, but he’s been cultivating this special techno fantasy-land from his own studio in the Lyon suburbs. His own little private funky town.

Speaking of Funkytown, this 1989 cryogenized squared-up mechanical version should be seen just as much as a nonchalant pastiche from the purest punk tradition. The format too, an unedited 18-minutes live machines jam with intact energy, shows no preoccupation for your classic DJ set requirements. Naïvely put : In Aeternam Vale on his best behaviour.

Subway Battle is the fruit of a collaboration with Philippe Tona, a frequent flyer at IAV in the early years. The result is a shot of pure adrenalin, made in 1995.

180 GeV is the most recent piece here, it’s a heavy collision of Industrial and Dub Techno, and an impressive progression into your deepest late-night energy powerhouses.

Thus a techno EP this time around, it also shows In Aeternam Vale is as crossover a project as it gets, where techno, punk wave, disco and industrial all blend together in unconventional ways.

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IN AETERNAM VALE – FUNKYTOWN

Band : In Aeternam Vale
Title : FUNKYTOWN
Release Date : 14 May ’18
Catalog ref. : DM3D020

You’re invited once again to the IAV vaults, where the measured density of “instant classics” is getting higher and higher as we dig. This time around, you’re up for three techno steamrollers, infused with both club and rave DNA, from distant times ranging between 1989 and 2000.

While those tracks will let you connect with your utmost dancefloor and rave self, one should keep in mind Laurent Prot is not your average club punter. Set aside his more recent club live PAs, Laurent has hardly even been to clubs or raves altogether. Funny enough, the dancefloor is not his favorite place to be, but he’s been cultivating this special techno fantasy-land from his own studio in the Lyon suburbs. His own little private funky town.

Speaking of Funkytown, this 1989 cryogenized squared-up mechanical version should be seen just as much as a nonchalant pastiche from the purest punk tradition. The format too, an unedited 18-minutes live machines jam with intact energy, shows no preoccupation for your classic DJ set requirements. Naïvely put : In Aeternam Vale on his best behaviour.

Subway Battle is the fruit of a collaboration with Philippe Tona, a frequent flyer at IAV in the early years. The result is a shot of pure adrenalin, made in 1995.

180 GeV is the most recent piece here, it’s a heavy collision of Industrial and Dub Techno, and an impressive progression into your deepest late-night energy powerhouses.

Thus a techno EP this time around, it also shows In Aeternam Vale is as crossover a project as it gets, where techno, punk wave, disco and industrial all blend together in unconventional ways.

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In Æternam Vale – Pink Flamingos

Band : In Aeternam Vale
Title : Pink Flamingos
Release Date : 6 Jun ’16
Label : DEMENT3D RECORDS
Catalog ref. : DM3D013

In Æternam Vale, long the best-kept secret of the french synth punk scene, has been revealed many times now. This is about writing a new chapter of that 33+ years story, that begun in Lyon in 1983 as a band, whose leader Laurent Prot – an electronics pioneer and maniac – took over as a solo act since 1985. This new album (3xLP gatefold actually) explores another side of ‘IAV’, that echoes how Laurent sounds now – a ferocious take on techno, post-punk rhythmic elements and drone soundscapes, planted with unrestrained improvisation, and getting closure with a song time after time.
This record is not a compilation of tracks that would stick to a particular time period or subgenre. On the contrary ; there is a definite common thread, that had been found while losing oneself in the intensity of his spectacular live performances lately. Being carried away by his drone improvisations and smothering bass bins, and hearing him play his music, both old and new, there is a singular feeling of both freedom and transcendence that emanates from his music. Some of his lives have lead audiences to become completely silent, and taken away by hypnosis, some other have caused a riot, leading the audience to ultimate excitement. IAV stands for a whole-hearted involvement in the making of his music, and despite the cold and electronic textures, there is a sense of intimacy that we’ve tried to reflect through the choice of the closing song “La Pluie”.

RELEASE DATE …………………………………… 6TH OF JUNE 2016
DISTRIBUTION ………………………………………… CLONE.NL