NP 043LP NP 043LP

Paris Noise chiefs, Sister Iodine, return with Hollozone. Their seventh album and second on Nashazphone following the 2018's double album, Venom (NP 028LP, 2018). Erik Minkkinen, Lionel Fernandez, and Nicolas Mazet have represented the cutting edge and vanguard of French noise since the nineties and yet remain as radical and uncompromising as ever. With Hollozone, the group manages to confirm the sound and spirit intensity which perfectly embodies their unique world of controlled chaos. It is with the advent of the 21st century -- more than ever -- that the decisive path of Sister Iodine has taken a fascinating route. From their debut album, ADN115, released in 1994 which was strongly influenced by the original New York no wave scene (Mars, DNA, Red Transistor) to their more recent works which have been augmented by "newer poisons" such as black metal, or the most abrasive end of industrial music and power electronics, or experimental electronics (Editions Mego reissued an extended version of Flame Desastre (DEMEGO 009CD) on CD), the band has managed to survive through the decades, from the inhospitable French squats of the nineties to nowadays' established venues and proper tours. Today, the band's music has changed recipients and has attracted younger generations with their organized radioactive chaos while never conceding anything from their initial intensity. Over the years, Sister Iodine would have also created their own idiosyncratic language, for which sound exploration matters and pure beauty seem to count as much as pure explosive ferocity, while intense violence and energy gets deployed in live shows. The last few years witnessed an increasing number of collaborations such as the recent sessions with Meyhna'ch (Mütiilation) or the ones with Masaya Nakahara (Violent Onsen Geisha, Hair Stylistics). Hollozone offers a track featuring the vocal contribution of Stephen Bessac, the deviant front man of the cult French hardcore band Kickback. Sister Iodine produces today a music that is actually unique and unheard anywhere else. One of eternal youth and audacity. Edition of 200.