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ARTIST
TITLE
Festin D'Acier
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
ROTOR 020LP ROTOR 020LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/29/2016

Festin D'Acier is perhaps the most "industrial" of Le Syndicat's albums, even though Le Syndicat has always distanced itself from industrial music, striving instead to go further than music. Festin D'Acier is designed for those who know and appreciate Le Syndicat's rhythm albums. The title, which translates to "Steel Feast," is a deviation from Burroughs's bestseller Naked Lunch (1959). To Le Syndicat, Burroughs was a visionary, describing a world that never ceased to transform itself, led by basic human characteristics: power, domination, submission, cupidity. For Le Syndicat, we bathe in this world. Everywhere, artists from all horizons tell of the world's destruction. The steel feast is all that remains to eat during this apocalypse that we are living, the twilight of the fascist liberal world domination. Our old rusty tools, the dismantled leftovers of our glorious industries . . . Festin D'Acier, an end to the world's deeds, a dance of death -- but also a work in praise of strength, promoting rebellion. There's blood, sweat, survival instincts, muscles in motion, truth down there. . . . Le Syndicat was founded by art students J.M. Onni aka Ruelgo and Van Minh L aka Zyklon in Paris in 1982. The first goal of this association was to make noise performances. A year later, the tape label Le Syndicat was created with help from Zorïn, painter, graphic designer, and visual scientist. Their fascination with chaos, strength, and violence was not motivated by provocation but by the sheer pleasure of manipulating noise material. This was the main difference between industrial music and Le Syndicat's empiric bruitism. After releasing some intense noise albums in the mid-'80s, Ruelgo, with new member Veïdt Mjölnïr, turned to more musical styles, experimenting with ambient loops, heavy rhythms, etc. Limited edition of 333.