For its 50th release, Da ! Heard It Records invests in stone.
After a first try as a flyover of their machines (Fusée Pétard Volant - “Flying Firecracker Rocket” - released in 2019), the duo À Travers returns to earth and goes deeper. Far from the omnipresent pyrotechnical effects of their previous opus, Mathieu Rouchon and Maxime Palmer dig up the foundations of an industrial folklore of their invention. For close to an hour, rhythms crunched by machines give shape to a terrain conducive to the meticulous arrangement of primitive sonorous signals. Sometimes braced by a synthetic buzzing reminiscent of certain traditional western tunes, these elements are superimposed into strata, fashioning a thick mosaic of psychedelic landscapes.
In the image of its mineral sleeve -Nadège Moulineau, The Absolute Design & Grö) and of a choice of titles that echo various ancient legends, Tesselles seems to go back in time all the way to the origins. From this view, we foresee a good evolution.
Danielle Josset (translation)