I once wrote about legendary experimental multimedia act Die Form – the French duo of Philippe Fichot and Éliane P – at the release of their CD The Bach Project back in early 2008. Now it’s nearly time to revisit these purveyors of sonic perversity and horrific beauty once again… the group’s new full-length album Noir Magnétique is scheduled for release at the end of this month. Delve deeper into the inner workings of these macabre musical artists below the jump…
Noir Magnétique has been described by the band as a return to a more dance-oriented sound, after a lengthy period of dark ambient experimentation that culminated in their critically acclaimed Bach experiment. The new release will hit stores on May 29th through independent label Out of Line. The CD will include an alternate mix of the single "Her(t)z Frequenz" (which was originally released last year), and will be available in a standard edition as well as a short-run (999 copies) collector’s set which also includes the 7” single “Kobol” and a booklet of the band’s darkly sexual photographic art – an element which has become inseparable from the band’s musical works.
With this new release, the band will also be bringing some changes to the surreal and kinky multimedia show that has become their trademark over the past three decades… one of the first performances to feature the new material will take place on May 29th at the famous Wave Gotik Treffen festival in Leipzig, Germany – one of the largest gothic-industrial-darkwave events in the world.
More info is coming soon at www.dieform.net.