The Ceiling (Ca.) website, Winter 2001 :
An interesting and hypnotic mixture of trip-hop, dark noise and melodies, modified bizarre sounds, and danceable beats from the little-known but always interesting French group. Imagine the wayward experimentations of Dome transplanted to the new millennium, and you may get an idea of the directions of this CD.
Metamorphic Journeyman (Bel.) e-mag, June 2002 :
This album is split into two parts (“Le Territoire Des Ames I & II”) comprising five segmented ‘tracks’ on each. However each piece runs into the next, making for a smooth, ever-transforming listening experience. It brings to mind the self-indulgent sprawls of FUTURE SOUND OF LONDON with the tight Dubby in-yer-face-ness of “Evanescence”-period SCORN. There are passages here which bring early NEW ORDER to mind, with simple guitar motifs hung in the air as querying shapes. I feel the album works best when it gets down to warm, dark mood music – certainly the ponderous bass-trawl of the sixth track has a rich depth which sets it ahead of many who have chosen to follow this style – unhurried, yet never too late at introducing new events to the mix; and the gloriously deep, soporific ninth piece, which would might have made an alternative soundtrack to some of the dreamier segues in LYNCH’s “Elephant Man” – particularly while he is still being paraded out at the freak show – a diaphanous dream-haze which seems to stimulate images of musical boxes and calliope, even ‘though they use no such sounds. And lastly the warm blanket of the concluding track which creates a simple spider’s web of guitar while nodding towards the like of late 70’s TANGERINE DREAM.Some parts of this album are self-indulgent ventures into found sounds set over skeletal rhythms – voices both processed and raw, scrapes and others.This is one of those albums which are not so much a collection of songs as a passage through a variety of different soundscapes.
Empty (Fr.) newsletter issue #8, December 2003 :
Quiet & melodic & low end/lofi dub ambient made circa 1999 by a french duo. I only has this record last week and these people live 40 km away from me. And i’ve been in touch with System Corrupt (who live in Australia) for 4 years now. All tracks are mixed into one another and it all sure makes you think of Muslimgauze or Astron or the quietest moments of Techno Animal : you could find worst references. Sad tunes you can whistle, beats you can slowly wave your body to and few vocal samples “comment Ça va ? pas très bien…” : music for grim monday morning breakfasts and it’s raining outside and why should i go to work.
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