“Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.”
Leonard Cohen: Anthem (The Future – 1992)
The year 2016 marked the beginning of our fight against a coalition of the most vile entities farrowed by this vulgar world: the administrative services and the estate managers. The bruitist material remained derelict on its tripods and on my architect’s table, in my little overcrowded studio. I shared my time between the preparation of legal files and the processing of sounds and images for the next releases of ENTRE VIFS, plus the graphic montages that I always carried out in parallel. This resulted in the booklet Argument Total (prolonging, 30 years later, the KMX / Destructeur de Formes experiment), the reissue of the cassette MARS published in 1987 with a limited edition of KMX / Schlagmusïk (Aussaat / La Procédure), the CD Ontologie (Aussaat), the cassette The Harvest (Cipher Productions), the digital albums Ciment and Erebos (entrevifs.bandcamp.com) and the very limited edition of the cassette Heavy Duty (Cthulhu 1989, redux 2018).
With a heavy heart, I resolved to store the instruments and their effects boxes in separate parts to free up some space, but I took this opportunity to engage in Indian ink drawing experiments with homemade tools and assemblages from recycled materials – not really a gain in terms of work ergonomics. The spring of 2018 saw the resurgence of the noise system on the occasion of three consecutive home sessions during which Shirubee, my teammate since 2010, let express her Kobaïan atavisms by duly chastising her favorite instruments: Shriller, Kratz (New Smasher) and Mini- Electrolyre. This is a concentrate of these country spring sessions that we invite you to discover in our latest opus, Offrande & Partage. –Zorïn / Entre Vifs