Jan 27, 2016

RhoDeo 1604 Aetix

Hello, ok so the retarded UK MP's have declared every psychoactive illegal, as if the police hasn't anything else to do. It proves once again how backward looking this country is, the past oh that glorious past when we ruled the world. The government’s non-descript psychoactive bill was supported by those halfwit MP's who down a bottle of clarid (or more) on a daily basis. Specially the gays worry about their 'poppers' used to relax their muscles. Once again gays can expect jailtime and i guess in this case those 'macho' police will love to round up gays and throw away the key. Meanwhile in Iceland the Pirate Party is set to take over advocating 35-hour working weeks, the loosening of drug regulation and a drastic rethink of copyright law. How far have they come away from their original Danish masters who just introduced a new law, stripping refugees of any valuables.

Today's artist Die Form is a French post-industrial and electronic band formed in 1977-78. The name 'Die Form' means '(the) form/shape' in German, like the Bauhaus diary and is a play on the English homonym 'deformed' and on the French homonym 'difforme' (deformed). .....N'Joy

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Die Form is the primary project of the French electronic musician and multimedia artist Philippe Fichot. He began by recording a number of experimental cassette releases, starting with Die Form 1 in 1977, and with the first Die Form vinyl release ('Die Puppe') appearing in 1982. Whilst the project was still in its infancy, the underlying concepts were still evident - a combination of esoteric electronic experiments with an underlying theme of erotism, death and other 'taboo' subjects, apparent in both the music and the album artwork, which Philippe also produces. Other early projects of Philippe Fichot included Krylon Hertz, Mental Code, Camera Obscura, Eva-Johanna Reichstag, Hurt and Fine Automatic.

'Some Experiences With Shock' followed in 1984, with the project taking a direction towards a more commercial sound on 1986's 'Poupée Mécanique'. The project then consolidated its experimental and melodic sides on 'Photogrammes', before introducing vocalist (and model) Eliane P. on the 1990 album 'Corpus Delicti', who remains with the project to this day. The next release, 1992's 'Confessions' saw a club hit in 'Silent Order', with sister album 'Ad Infinitum' (which originated from the same recording sessions) released a year later.

The next 'Die Form' releases saw the poetic, emotional side of their sound richen via 'The Trilogy of Passions', starting with 'Suspiria De Profundis' in 1994, followed by 'L'âme électrique' the following year. 1997's 'Duality' does not complete the trilogy, Phillipe Fichot choosing to leave the project open-ended. The 'Histories' compilation discs appeared in 1998, with the next album 'Extremum/XX' appearing in 2000. Then followed the 'diptych' of 'InHuman' (2004) and 'ExHuman' (2006), continuing their release of interrelated concept albums.

"The Bach project" was released in January 2008, an album obviously devoted to Bach. Die Form first presented this work live during the annual Bach Days in the German city of Leipzig, where they got invited. Die Form has created a new show for this project with the German dancer Sabine Seume.

Die Form left Trisol to join Out of Line in late 2008. A new single, "Her[t]z Frequenz", was released in October 2008, followed by the "Best of XXX" in November 2008 (a compilation with reworked and remastered songs from the past 30 years). In 2009, "Noir Magnétique" saw Die Form back in a club-oriented sound. The album was made available on CD only, with a special edition limited to 999 copies in a box with a 7" single and extra artwork. Die Form created a new show with Laina Fischbeck on stage. In March 2010, a vinyl boxset compilation of early K-Cassette material was released on Vinyl-On-Demand. In 2011, a double-CD digipak limited edition of Sombre Printemps ("Ambient & Film Music 1+2") has been released on Out Of Line.


Philippe Fichot is the creator of Die Form, and has been a photographer for more than 43 years. His work is almost always in black & white, described as being, "an exploration of the subconscious of eroticism and of the dark poetry of the human body." An artist whose work continually seeks to expose the ultimate beauty, he has mastered the use of light and shade, as well as darkroom manipulation, to an extreme degree. Each photograph is timeless, like seen through old mirrors, and an esthetic offense bordering on the prohibited. The figures float between life and death in obscure fluids - perhaps drowned, or perhaps sleeping and always exposed to the eye of the voyeur. Eroticism (and sex) are in this case not excuses for exhibitionism, but a reflex of the soul which emerges from obscurity : absolute phantoms whose sensitive image commences to exist...

All these dream visions are projections of the theatre of the spirit. They are put on stage with precision and then reprocessed in the dark room by hand, engendering an unknown, microscopical and abstract reality under the surface of the picture. The ultimate dimension of passing time emerges... petrified beauty, a soiled and diaphanous icon.

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In 1982 Die Form released their debut vinyl album, “Die Puppe” in a limited edition of 1,000 copies. These are the first esoteric electronic experiments, often improvised, from what would become the sound of the project. Underlying themes of eroticism, death and other ‘taboo’ subjects are apparent in both the music and the album artwork, which Philippe also produces. The album was recorded with entirely analog equipment (Roland MC4 Micro-Composer, TR-808 Rhythm Composer, ARP 2600, Kawai 60F, Revox B77). Songs range from hypnotic, minimalistic proto-IDM to pure, daring experimental sound manipulation. Unable to fit into any genre, “Die Puppe” is in a class of music all its own. All songs have been remastered from the original master tapes for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. The jacket is an exact replica of the original 1982 edition designed by Philippe Fichot, with a photograph of a porcelain doll holding a syringe. Prepare to indulge your lustiest hedonistic fetishes..

Die Form - Die Puppe  (flac 387mb)

01 Re-Search 2:36
02 Automatic Death 3:19
03 Invalid 5:35
04 Hand In Hand 3:52
05 Darkness 4:21
06 Prefazione Di Pompei 4:18
07 In A Tea-Room 4:49
08 After The Crime 2:24
09 Leders Club 6:05
10 After The Last Gaze 3:54
11 Eastern Ghost 1:55
12 Message Through Her[t]z 6:00
13 Strange[r] 3:45
14 Sex By Force 4:38
15 Ton Retrait Des Eaux 2:47
16 Hidden Track 2:39

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This is a re mastered version of the 1983 album "Some Experiences With Shock". Knowing that, you have to understand that even though they are on Metropolis, it isn't going to sound like a VAC album. Also, since this is much older, Elaine wasn't part of the project yet. This album is designed for people who have become attached to the Die Form sound,and want to hear all of Philippe's older and rare music, but dont have the time to search used record stores for the original copies. As far as the music goes, you can tell he was doing alot of experimentation with the sounds he had, and still avoiding being influenced by other bands (Although, a few songs did have a resemblance to Skinny Puppy's "Back And Forth"). Its hard to accurately describe this album with words. Sonic and visual experiments, splitting the work into two parts that contradict each other - 'Survival & Determination' might be framed under cold synthetic goth rock tag, while 'Lacerations & Immolation' is clearly more experimental and daring dark avantgarde industrial music experience, quite new thing back in time!. If you are a serious Die Form lover, or listen to bands with original abstract sounds like Mental Destruction, Einsturzende Neubauten, or maybe even Mentallo & The Fixer, you might enjoy this one.

Die Form - Some Experiences With Shock (flac 342mb)

Survival & Determination 
01 Heart Of The Monster 5:59
02 Autolyse 2:00
03 CloseUp 2:04
04 Damaged Corpse 3:49
05 Masochist 1:48
06 Caresse 3:03
07 Red Action 1:59
Lacerations & Immolation 
08 Intractable Pain A.A. 6:10
09 Survival Of A Severely Burned Child 2:18
10 Catheterization 2:51
11 Anesthesia & Disfigurement 2:42
12 Medical Canthus Operation 7:23
13 Periods 2:24
14 Life Inside The Machines 2:54
15 Distress 2:42
16 La Fille Aux Yeux D'Or 6:40

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The album ‘Poupee Mecanique’ (1987) marks a turn of the project to more technoid yet still playful tunes. Early on, Die Form forged a Gothic brand of Industrial music... in time they became more Gothic Techno. This album is an odd one for them though, being very strong New Wave/Synth Pop. All the fetish imagery is present in the art and lyrics. The music is a great blend of analog/digital sounds (DX7, Prophet 5, Super Jupiter, etc) and the production is perhaps the slickest I've ever heard from Die Form -- strong hooks & very melodic! Not all of the original art is presented (the LP came with lyrics and instrument list, both of which are missing here) but the Slow Love 12" is included on the CD, and alternate versions of a few tracks.

Die Form - Poupee Mecanique (flac  311mb)

01 Grey Scale 3:29
02 Dawn Is Near 2:37
03 Slave 2:25
04 Poupée Mécanique 3:29
05 Strike Me 3:27
06 Film 1:51
07 Strangulation 2:31
08 The Beast 2:54
09 Metaphase 2:04
10 Knee Down 2:58
11 Bypass 2:59
12 Little Boy 1:56
13 Slow Love 4:02
14 Poupée Mécanique (Instr.) 3:32
15 Metaphase (Pre) 2:11
16 A Case Report 3:50

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Any chance for an re-upload? "Poupée Mécanique" is one of my favourite albums.