"La macrale est un mot venant du wallon liégeois qui désigne une sorcière. Elle est responsable de bien des maux, tels que la venue de l'hiver. C'est d'ailleurs pour cette raison que l'on brûle son effigie lors des grands feux célébrés durant La fête du Sabbat çà et là à la fin de l'hiver. Cette pratique n'est pas sans rappeler le bûcher qu'ont dû subir les hérétiques aussi appelés sorciers et sorcières durant les siècles passés."
Coproduit avec Araki Records, Poutrage Records, Vague à l'âme
For me it’s two records that stands out of a crowded field of 80’s nostalgia driven albums in the last ten years: Linea Aspera-Self Titled and Silent EM-Foreign States. Silent EM accomplished something truly magnificent here, it is not new wave, not quite EBM, not really industrial either and it’s definitely not punk however it is just the most clever blend of it all. Effortless and simple, melodic and hard, contagious and addictive and it is a masterpiece of mood and style with a great album cover and no filler tracks. I want more, more, and more. And I want it know. Take me back to the place where we cut ourselves and partied against daylight in dark dungeons where we were safe. Take me back where synth pop was too soft but rock was to traditional. The energy of punk was running in our veins but we dared to worship electronic sound and noise. Take me back. Altered States
I can't believe it's a 2020 album, it already feels like a century-old classics! Side A starts off with just a solid material reminiscent of the previous LA work, but when a needle scratches near a finale of the same side A it blows you away with it's universal themes powered by escalating synths, vocals stronger than death and poetry larger than air. The last time i was touched by such an emotional crescendo was when I listened to Portishead. I can't freeze anymore... Symbolic ‡ Tentacles