The trio will soon release his sixth album and therefore is preparing a new show for his promotion on stage, everywhere in France and abroad. The compositions have been simplified, yet they are still highly efficient and the group controls its purpose more tightly than ever. For almost ten years of experience and independence, IDEM have had the opportunity to perform with the most famous French or international names (cf Amon Tobin, Bauchkland, Dub Trio, Mad Professor, Erik Truffaz, Ez3kiel, Zenzile, High Tone, Lab°, Vitalic, Miss Kittin, Hint, The Herbaliser, La Phaze, Hexstatic, and so many) and they have been on the programmes of the most demanding festivals (Festival Printemps de Bourges, Télérama Dub Festival (Paris), Scopitone (Nantes), Festival des Musiques Volantes (Metz), La Nuit du Dub (Clermont-Ferrand), Panorama Festival (Morlaix), Microcosm (La Roche/Yon)…). Yet this new creation raises the multidisciplinary standard even higher . It is indeed difficult to know where the shivers running down your spine come from. Does it come from those inescapable rhythmic ascents? From Stephanie Sourisseau’s blazing light show? From Bruno Brevet’s biting dubs assailing the frontage? From the sepulchral voice of the gothic diva, Isabelle “Pitch” Ortoli, recurrently invited by the trio? Or does it come from these sickly video projections impregnating your cortex for a long time?
IDEM’s music admits no label. So, sticking one would be no use and inevitably against nature. If you really want to find any consanguinity, look for clues towards Massive Attack , Erik Satie, Nine Inch nails or Mogwaï, among so many others, even more disconcerting. It may be more explicit after all to say that their work would be a sensational soundtrack for Maurice G. Dantec’s science-fiction films, for the American film-maker David Lynch’s film scenes with schizophrenic tendencies, or for Enki Bilal’s frost comic strips.
Music for the eyes, pictures for the ears…
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