CONTREPOISON - Discography 2010-2012 2LP
Highly recommended by Strangeworld.
Hospital Productions collect some of the strongest cold-wave pop dirges of a generation with CONTREPOISON's Discography 2010-2012 survey, wrapping up both his self-released tapes and releases for Dominick Fernow's cherished imprint. Since the late '90s, Québécois musician and noise artist PIERRE MARC-TREMBLAY has been recognized as a vital force in nether musical realms with a palette ranging from hermetic black metal (AKITSA) to the bitterest rhythmic noise (ÂMES SANGLANTES), and, more recently, the nerve-bitingly melodic pop of Contrepoison, whose I Keep On Searching 12" (2012)—included here—is a firm fixture. Arriving at the vanguard of a new slew of cold-wave revisionists and fetishists in 2010, his music stood, and still stands, head and shoulders above the rest thanks to an incessant drive and directness that can't be ignored by anyone into the original stuff, or who has arrived via the sound's prevailing, contemporary winds. Vacillating belting vocal pop arrangements with howling, stygian instrumentals of synth, guitar and enslaved drum machines, Discography 2010-2012 drags a perfectly malformed body of work.