The Brvtalist is always pleased to see new material from Montreal-based duo S/V\R. The experimental electronics project of Chanoine and S. (Menace Ruine), very few other acts have the ability to add such a finesse to what would otherwise be considered destructive noise. Last year the duo contributed New Brvtalism No. 007, and we continue to follow their strong discography. Out now is a new cassette (and digital release) of two mini albums that have combined to form one superb work.
Side A is 3e Libido, an 8 track digital offering originally released this past March. It incorporates a well received dose of synth and wave into the band's signature rigid distortion techniques. Tracks like Libido Sentiendi and Nuit secrète carry a harsh but noticeably poetic quality that exude a certain feeling of tragic romance. The compositions are thoughtful, well constructed and the album's narrative has a nice cinematic flow. The las two tracks, Isolement and La fin de la nuit quietly close out the final scene.
Side B presents Autres gestes, a brand new release that finds us caught in the grips of a more punishing sonic assault. These tracks get back to more familiar S/V\R territory but are refreshed with sporadic, dizzying components of harsh noise and power electronics. Fans of post-industrial and other apocalyptic electronic genres who are unfamiliar with this duo will definitely feel right at home.
The cassette is limited to 50 and also contains the perfect cover art to accompany such an amorous release. Union Finale continues to offer an impressive stream of desirable material from across the board and this cassette is no exception. As always, we look forward to move from Chanoine and S. You can also purchase the tape here.