LEDERMAN / DE MEYER / ELEVEN GRINDING SONGS / VINYL
Title: Eleven Grinding Songs
Format: Black Vinyl LP + carton sleeve CD
Release date: June 29. 2018
Track-listing (on both vinyl and cd):
01. Atoms In Fury
02. Back To Nature
03. Flowers And Birds And Bees
04. I Wish We Could I Hope We Will
06. Not Really There
07. A Tribe Of My Own
08. Run Ahriman Run
09. Dots, Circles And Lines
10. Tout Me Fait Rire
11. The Revenant
Strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide
LEDERMAN - DE MEYER is the amazing and unexpected artistic fusion of two prominent figures from the cult Belgian electronic music scene.
Jean-Marc Lederman, was not only a member of FAD GADGET and GENE LOVES JEZEBEL, but also founded the electro-pop project KID MONTANA and THE WEATHERMEN (known with their hit "Poison"). He also composed lots of music for movies and video games under various pseudonyms and collaborated with a plethora of artists including Alain Bashung a.o.
On the other side, author and performer Jean-Luc De Meyer, started his career with UNDERVIEWER before joining FRONT 242 from 1981 and then successively forming C-TEC, COBALT 60, MODERN CUBISM and 32CRASH, and collaborating on record or on stage with many other artists (IMPLANT, HAUJOBB, PUNISH YOURSELF…). His unique and so characteristic voice is unmatched and instantly gets recognised by any true self-respecting EBM-industrial-electronic music lover.
On their “Eleven Grinding Songs” debut album, Lederman's keyboards are, raspy, melodious and absolutely unpredictable, making it hard to imagine what direction each title will take. Songs starting with peaceful atmospheric intros grow into thick and excited cuts (“Atoms In Fury”, “Heartbeat”…) while other straight binary dance tracks gradually morph into complex and rich tunes widening the stereo image spectrum to the maximum (“Back To Nature”, “Tout Me Fait Rire”…).
These quite eclectic and uncompromising song arrangements appear to be the perfect fertile ground allowing De Meyer’s dense and inhabited voice to unfold across different registers going from pure icebreakers to boiling volcanoes through melancholic whispers and other poetic grunts. The texts are dark and introspective, punctuated by sarcasm and self-mockery.