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About The Past...
Suspicion Breeds Confidence
V.V. - Voodoo Vault
Hand In The Furnace
Be Safe / Be Distrustful
Touch The Rusty Interface
Our Last Call
L'Instinct De Mort
Welcome To Entertainment
Who Can You Trust?
A Scapegoat Is Here
A Map For The End
Vengeance" is the 5th CD release by Propergol. Although factually
correct I would say that the first two releases on the Hermetique record
label, "Un Dechainement de violence" ( 99 copies) & "Cleanshaven"
(200 copies), have been heard by so few people and are so rare that I
find it hard to classify them as full releases. Contradict me by all means.
It’s a free world. If by a million to one chance the people from
Hermetique happen to read this review then could they please, pretty fucking
please, re-release them to a wider audience. Ta very much.
My first encounter with Propergol was with his third recording ‘United
States’ on the Nuit Et Brouillard label. What an absolute stonker
of a record. With possibly the best intro and first track ever burned
onto CD it has stood as a byword for all that’s great in the power
electronics genre. The use of frantic samples throughout , including those
from the film Seven, coupled with the most ‘in your face’
noise is truly to be behold. The follow up "Renegade" on the
Tesco Label, although good, could never quite live up to its predecessor.
The phrase ‘taking a sledgehammer to crack a nut’ springs
readily to mind.
After what seems like years since it was announced it was going to be
released here at last is the natural successor to the awesome "United
States". "Program Vengeance" is a 17 track FFS (five fucking
stars) recording that has been worth the long anxious wait for it to arrive.
Where "Program Vengeance" differs slightly from his previous
work, and where it succeeds, is in the variety of styles that are prominent
throughout. Starting off with a very slow tension building piece, unlike
the usual ‘wham bam thank you mam’ template of old, here the
sample infested sounds brings an air of impending horror to the fore before
slamming the listener face first into a brick wall of rhythmic power electronics
noise. Note the word rhythmic within the context of this sentence. You
don’t usually associate rhythm and Propergol together but this additional
facet adds a new and fresh dimension to his work. This exhilarating set
piece lays the foundation for what is to follow as he explores more muted
and subdued territories along with the imperious blasts we’ve come
to expect. When Properol makes a racket he’s capable of waking the
dead with his sonic overloads. What holds and binds this work together
is the way the judicial samples are seamlessly integrated into the music
transforming the pieces into something magnificently magical. No other
artist around today can mix and match so seamlessly this combination.
I never thought I would ever say this, but having played "Program
Vengeance" every day since receiving it, "United States"
has beaten into a cocked hat as the best Propergol releases to date.
Absolutely fanny-fucking-tastic and a damn well essential addition to
everyone’s collection. Hear it for yourself and you will be converted
to the cult of Propergol. How he’ll manage to top this with his
next release (titled "Redemption" and due later this year on
the Nuit Et Brouillard label) I don’t know but until that comes
along "Program Vengeance" will happily fill my insatiable appetite
for all things Propergol.
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