Étant Donnés | Re-Up (Munster Rcds)

Étant Donnés | Re-Up (Munster Rcds)

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Reissue of this 1999 album by French duo Étant Donnés, one of the leading acts of the industrial/experimental European scene since the late 70s.
Packaged in new artwork and available on vinyl for the first time, this buzzing, crackling soundtrack for sensual explorers features vocals by Alan Vega, Lydia Lunch and Genesis P-Orridge, plus collaborations by Mark Cunningham and Bachir Attar, leader of The Masters Musicians of Jajouka.
Includes one bonus remix by Marc Hurtado. For this 1999 release, France's Étant Donnés (Eric & Marc Hurtado) brought in Alan Vega, Lydia Lunch and Genesis P-Orridge to provide lyrics and vocals for specific contributions.
Vega features on the first four tracks, juxtaposing his stream-of-conscious vocals with the phasing pulses and analogue crackles and sighs on hadows Lights', responding to the rhythmic ticking and splintering synth on the title cut, helping on a track he originally wrote with Martin Rev to cover Suicide's 'Ghost Rider' with an eerie Elvis Presley vamp, along with the epic 'Brutal Piss Rods'.
Lydia Lunch follows on 'Sexodrone', a lengthy piece where treated trumpet from Mark Cunningham duels with Lunch's breaths and icy cold delivery.
Genesis P-Orridge brings along a different feel with his steady spoken word work on the three final tracks: the metallic gongs, bells and revolving synth washes of 'At Last', the companion piece 'Angel With Iron Wings' and 'Secret Tear'.
The latter track also features Bachir Attar, leader of The Master Musicians Of Jajouka, playing the ghaita; P-Orridge and Attar conclude the voyage with a vigorous call and response between P-Orridge's instrument of flesh (his voice) and Attar's human-made one.
A perfect soundtrack for sensual explorers. The last bonus track is a 2014 remix of 'Ghost Rider' by Marc Hurtado that gives the feeling of being transported into the centre of an intergalactic war.