A1. The Chess Of Death (3:59)
A2. Tribal Moment (4:13)
A3. Shema Yisrael (2:46)
A4. Tisha B'Ov (1:39)
A5. Torture (0:39)
A6. I Hate Politics (4:38)
A7. L'Orage (4:52)
A8. Zoolologie (2:05)
A9. Rhone Poulenc (3:18)
A10. You ! Yes You (2:17)
B1. Le Peuple Révolutionnaire (1:11)
B2. Le Sang (4:39)
B3. Stalingrad In Blue (3:49)
B4. La Vie En Rose (3:40)
B5. Shall Be Free (3:29)
B6. Numéro 6 (4:29)
B7. Zyklon B (3:07)
B8. Le Retour D'Edgar Le Scieur (5:55)
"Psycodrama are two beerbellied, bearded men who long ago went to art school and then went on to Virginia, where they “died.” Listening to their music—a cat wailing over disco beats and songs about Jesus and asses (sticking cocks up them and poop coming out of them)—is for me like looking in a mirror, if only I were a redneck homosexual in my thirties. I write them a fan letter—their only one, I believe, and they immediately invite me to join the troupe. I spend my eighteenth birthday with Gator and Bubba (Brett and Jim) in Virginia making a video where we all eat bacon and sausage and drink whiskey at a restaurant called Grandma’s, and laugh about terrible things until I think I’m going to be sick. And then they drive me around the hills of Virginia drunk, talking over and over about “twee” instead of “three” (I don’t get it, but it cracks both of them up every single time) and their plans to beat up our friend Wha whose mother did heroin so he has very long arms and very tiny legs and their next tape which they will call Nigger. They swerve all over the gravelly road until I’m so scared I start crying. On the train home the next day, I feel like I hate them, but a letter from Brett explaining that what they did to me was “theatre” convinces me that I got what I claimed to want. My favourite authors (all stolen from Andrew) theorize on terror and absurdity, but it was my drive with the hairy, horrible men through the backwoods that was fast and real, with taste (the bacon and sausage kept coming back up) and touch and sound. Suckdog are feral. Psycodrama—the way they play with racism, sexism and homophobia—are more seasoned, more dangerous. I want in." (Lisa Crystal Carver, Drugs are nice, London, Snowbooks, 2006, p. 58-59)
If you want to listen and learn more about mysterious, provocative and crazy act Psycodrama - Costes US alter ego and collaborators -, please go there and there.
A1. Two Witnesses - Only Love (2:20)
A2. Tzilenda Kopfdachtung - Tribut-Tot (4:00)
A3. Pietro Insipido - Remember (4:09)
A4. A.I.Z - La Purge (5:08)
A5. Controlled Bleeding - Body Bags (6:17)
A6. Arnovah - Symetrical Segments (4:44)
A7. Stenka Bazin - La Conscience Immolée (6:48)
A8. S-Ink - Monument (3:24)
A9. Vivenza - Unité Objective (Principe Conducteur) (5:00)
A10. Urbain Autopsy - Overload System (3:37)
B1. Schlafengarten - Looking Glas (2:46)
B2. Moly - Val De Travers (3:46)
B3. Mystery Hearsay - Sunrise In Disguise (7:04)
B4. Ampzilla's Delight - Mindscape (3:50)
B5. Alain Basso - Parliures Et Aveuglements / Les Murmures Du Moribond (3:55)
B6. Controlled Bleeding - Trunk Time (3:35)
B7. Yves Mo - Ecouter Strauss Sous La Douche (2:22)
B8. Mystery Hearsay - Plumtree Spiral (7:19)
B9. Yves Mo - La Femme Est Merveille (3:28)
B10. Société Musicale Marine - Chat De Printemps (6:21)
C. Big City Orchestra - Orange Is The Color Of My True Love Eyes (3:58)
D. La Sonorité Jaune - My Dreams Collapse In The Orange Landscape (Excerpt) (3:29)
From Le Syndicat website :
"Due to a painful experience of censorship at the festival of new music DMA2 in Bordeaux (France), Le Syndicat decided to build his personal sound system.
Zorïn immerses himself in electronics and starts constructing "The MATRIX" : the electro metallic material intended to be used at the live appearances of Le Syndicat.
It is about an armada of objects over amplified by contact microphones, often discovered in the belly of a trashcan and designed to the manner of dangerous weapons : Low Tech electronic instruments, walkmans, multitrack tape recorders to cassettes used at the same time as samplers and mixing tables, racks of preamplifiers, distorters, ring modulators, delays. 800 meters of cables concentrated on 5 square meters.
The goal of the system was to be able to react as quickly as possible to everything that all other operator porduces. What they named "The reflex piloting", something that holds as much the fight sports or the instinctive monitoring of the other. This live version of Le Syndicat conceived by Zorïn became naturally his thing in 1986 : The bruitiste ensemble (Noisecraft band) ENTRE VIFS".
From inner sleeve :
"We began to build our Noise Complex (generators, switches, intermodulations, mixing) in 1985.
Our Sessions or Training meetings started in early 1986. Some were performed in front of a few selected listeners.
These live excerpts were recorded at our Noisecraft Workshop, Enghien (France).
The instruments used on these tracks are : the Rumbler, the Shriller, the Harrow, the Smashers, the Cracklers, the Screecher, the Rails.
Our voices are picked up by Laryngophones and processed by various distortion units".
From Empty Records website : "This concept album is the only vinyl release this Nürnberg band ever released, and is based upon an obscure story by H.G. Wells. Musically, these nine tracks are somewhere between soft industrial and guitar based new wave".
A1. Instantaneously Drown (6:04)
A2. Eastward Slip (4:22)
A3. The One-Eyed King (4:36)
A4. Zwischen Knochenrissen I (3:07)
A5. A Great Big Kiss (4:52)
B1. Sacrifice For Love (4:53)
B2. A Man Is Close To Nothing (8:30)
B3. Zwischen Knochenrissen II (5:14)
B4. Blue Deepening Into Purple (3:28)