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Vigroux, Franck: Camera Police (D'Autres Cordes)

Franck Vigroux takes on the dangers of surveillance technology in a dark and disturbing concept record of electronic noises and mutant beats that create thick, paranoid atmospheres.

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product information:

UPC: 884502384499

Label: D'Autres Cordes
Catalog ID: DAC 302
Squidco Product Code: 13350

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: France
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recordded live at Teatro Fondamenta Nuove, Venice, Italy, November 2008 by Alberto Spezzamonte.


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track listing:

1. Police 4:13

2. Camera 4:18

3. Judas 3:26

4. I.D. 4:24

5. Menottes 3:12

6. Papier 5:21

7. Garde a Vue 3:48

8. Matraque 3:18

9. Fichier 3:06

10. Nom Prenom 3:12

11. untitled 2:03

12. untitled 3:30

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"Camera Police is another great one from Franck Vigroux, the French one-man jazz-rock electronic genius. As you can tell from the title and the cover art which features a single riot policeman with helmet and baton inflated in Photoshop so he looks like a grotesque leaping blimp, this concept CD is highlighting the dangers of the surveillance technology which is one of the blights of the modern age, and Vigroux makes no bones about his very real fears that we'll all end up under the iron rule of a Police state if things go much further. Track titles take up the theme, alluding to identity cards, truncheons and databases of personal records on 'Fichier'. One of his more exciting and abrasive records results, with plenty of harsh electronic noises and mutant beats thickening up the textures of these paranoid atmospheres, ultra-fast instrumentals and chattering side-swipes. Musically, Vigroux is proudly carrying on the traditions of Pinhas, Lard Free and Metal Boys, and it's also great to hear the Situationist spirit of rebellion and political critique expressed with such passion and panache. Garde à vue, gare à toi !"-D'autres Cordes

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