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  • Release Date 2014-03-28
  • Label HANDS
  • Catalog HANDSD192
Le Moderniste, a well-established act in the Rhythm'n'Noise scene joins HANDS in 2013 and releases "Too Rough Is Never Enough" - the title implies the roughness that's indeed a predominant feature of every Le Moderniste track, and of course you can expect a number of lean and mean weapons for Industrial dancefloors. But also the album has a lot of variation and complexity to offer, with atmospheric interludes, dismal undertones and changes of rhythmic pace. Misanthropic entertainment at its best! The album provides roughness on the surface alright, and works in a conceptual structure: Taint / Infect: An eponymous headline for tracks 1-5, providing a steady buildup, luring the listener into Le Moderniste's dark spirited world. " Controlling My Subconcious" opens the album bleak and beatless, before the rhythm kicks in moodily with " At The Edge Of The End" . Power, aggression – and speed – increase continually from here. Dismantle / Annihilate: Tracks 6-9 are dedicated to rhythm frenzy. If you're looking for club food, you'll find it here: " It Creeps Into My Mind" is bound to move the crowds with its commanding rhythm and the effective breaks and bleeps. " Anthropomorphism" and " Paranoid Delirium" push it to the speed limit Industrial Hardcore style. Raise / Evoke: The thrilling centerpiece and outro of the album, tracks 11-17, which carry a stronger experimental note, an almost psychoactive aura. " Ischemic Accident" offers an eerily atmospheric relief after all that beat overdrive. The rest of the album sports a Power Electronics kind of sound, focussing more on texture than beat, but nevertheless appearing in a rhythmic shape, so that a track like " V" rerst" may also appeal to the daring DJ. "Thalamus Influx" deserves special mention for its spine-tingling bell sounds and hypnotic structure, before " The Rite – Salvation Paid In Blood" leaves you to live with your own demons again. " Too Rough Is Never Enough" is an album that surely doesn't reveal all its facets upon first listen – repeated exposure is recommended to fully appreciate all the details that appear within the framework of the album concept. What's most important, while a lot of it appears to be negative in attitude, you very clearly feel that this is album Laurent Delogne's own private monster, very much heartfelt and sincere. So, do you dare to let it grow on you?


Too Rough Is Never Enough