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ARTIST
TITLE
Inonu
FORMAT
2LP

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ROTOR 079LP ROTOR 079LP
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RELEASE DATE
7/1/2022

Double LP version. Inonu is the last collaboration between the three founding members of the industrial band Urbain Autopsy, originally released in 1988, in a box containing two C40 tapes, a booklet and a leaflet on the now defunct Tears Compilations label. Inonu is a concept album, it is divided in four acts, themselves divided in scenes, and as it is a story there is no dead time between each scene. The pieces follow one another like in life. Inonu tells a slice of history of the life of an imaginary totalitarian country, which could make think of an ex-Eastern country, who knows? It should be noted that Inonu was published one year before the collapse of the communist bloc... One can also compare the architecture, the constructivist art, and the industrial music of Urbain Autopsy and notice the osmosis that emerges. Some names have been picked at random from an encyclopedia. Their realities have no relation with the fiction transmitted in Inonu. The story that begins is known... Act 1: It tells the story of a country dominated by a dictator, with the recurrent theme of "an iron fist" and that of an oppressed people; Act 2: Two revolutionaries form a coalition to eliminate the dictator and begin rebuilding the country; Act 3: One of the two revolutionaries, having more desire for sole power, eliminates his friend and takes over the reins of the country by force; Act 4: The phrase "the snake that bites its own tail" is used again, and over time he becomes a new dictator with the same problems as before. The imaginary and the factual collide in the present. This musical concept generates a futuristic collaboration between the musicians, the illustrator and the editor of this double album. What a visionary look the group Urbain Autopsy had in 1988 when they conceptualized a fictional reality, one year before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the dislocation of the USSR in 1991, the Balkan Wars of the 1990s, these transforming states into myriads of micro-states, often implying a rise of authoritarianism. So today, in this year 2022, this incomprehensible or programmed war (each one will choose) between two European countries, can we see a vision in it? See the subtitle of Act III: "The Fratricide". Illustrations by Enki Bilal.