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Underground Mutant Pop (The Sound of Freaksville Vol 2)

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For thirteen fascinating years the Belgian mutant pop label Freaksville has been experimenting with sound so you don’t have to. These modern-day Dadaists with machines have been pushing envelopes in the darkest corners of Liège and Brussels and then disseminating them via the internet and more traditional media. Freaksville has been met with critical acclaim and a healthy cult following, enabling them to further explore the outer frontiers of sonic eccentricity.

Underground Mutant Pop (The Sound of Freaksville Vol. 2) brings together a collection of cosmic, mind-blowing tracks from the label’s roster, numbering 23, naturellement (the mystical number for 23rdians, and a figure representing sexiness for the Ancient Chinese). Yes, hide the guitars and burn the flutes, Freaksville goes electronic! 23 unadulterated, forensic journeys into electronica from such great artists as The Loved Drones, Jean-Jacques Perrey and David Chazam, Man From Uranus, Rocky Gaspard and Freaksville supremo Benjamin Schoos.

The compilation kicks off with a controversial love letter to narcotics - with a twist. Android80’s ‘Welovedrugs’ transmogrifies into something altogether more alarming as its seven minutes unfold, with a distressed narrator crying: “And the real me got weaker, and the drug me got stronger” in a broad St. Helens accent over a pounding synthetic rockabilly rhythm. It has to be heard to be believed, and there’s no let up from there on in...

The late, great electronic pioneer Jean-Jaques Perrey is honoured not once, but twice, on this compilation, with the delightfully named ‘Chronophonie’ and the mind-melting stereo, electro-operatic genius of ‘Gossipo Perpetuo’. Elsewhere, ‘Charleroi’ by the Loved Drones, mixed by James Race, invents an indefinable sci-fi DIY trance music, and Benjamin Schoos’ ‘The Last Ninja’ is like a mighty meeting of the electronic giants Jean-Michel Jarre and John Carpenter (Jarre and Carpenter did actually collaborate on the former’s Electronica project, though the less said about that the better). Other highlights include Deadride Phantom’s underground classic, ‘Phantom Is Alive’, visual artist Juan d'Oultremont’s trap western, ‘Otages’ and King Lee exploring exploding head syndrome and nocturnal emissions with the help of Juba and 1986 Belgian Eurovision winner Sandra Kim on ‘Dancefloor 3000’.

Underground Mutant Pop (The Sound of Freaksville Vol. 2) does what it says on the tin, and you don’t even have to have heard Underground Mutant Pop (The Sound of Freaksville Vol. 1) to enjoy it. Freaksville artists are influenced by the sounds that surround them, and they’re students at the library of electronic sound, compiled and collected over the last 100 years; from Pierre Schaeffer to modern day EDM, via Yellow Magic Orchestra and Radiophonic Workshop, and then given a surreal Belgian twist. This is the compilation of your wildest and weirdest dreams.


Planquez les guitares et brûlez les mediators, Freaksville goes electronic ! Histoire de prouver que l’un des labels belges les plus barrés des 20 dernières années ne fait pas que dans le rock, ses directeurs en blouse blanche ont eu la (bonne) idée de déplacer les studios non loin de Chernobyl pour accoucher d’un enfant mutant à 23 bras, soit le nombre de chansons présentes sur cette compilation extralarge revisitant le répertoire Freaskville.
Au programme, une ouverture robotique par l’une des signatures les plus étranges du label (Brian Carney aka Android 80, cousin mutant de Kraftwerk et des Residents) pour un titre faisant l’apologie des drogues – synthétiques, évidemment. Le tout enchainé avec une déclaration à la très Johncarpenteresque Charleroi futuriste, sous la main des Loved Drones. Les amateurs de chipset auront tout au long de ce voyage étrange le luxe de rencontrer le culte Jean-Jacques Perrey (Chronophonie), le rappeur de Starflam embarqué sur une autoroute martienne (King Lee) ou encore le patron himself (Benjamin Schoos), jamais en reste quand il s’agit de dégainer les synthés (The Last Ninja).
L’ensemble des titres de la compilation électronique est évidemment à classer dans la catégorie deviant pop, et tous sont extraits des dizaines d’albums publiés par Freaksville depuis sa création en 2006. Regroupés ensemble, tels des satellites tournant bizarrement autour d’une étoile carrée, ils donnent un aperçu de la liberté artistique qui règne à Liège, QG d’un label cosmopolite où les musiciens les plus étranges (mention à l’Anglais Phil MFU et ses mélodies de Space Library) trouvent une maison d’accueil. Quant à vous, voici la crème idéale pour vous filer des boutons qui clignotent plein la gueule, afin de sonner moderne en toute circonstance.
Telex est mort ? Vive Freaksville !


released September 27, 2019

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Freaksville is an indie record label based in Belgium.
More than a label, it's a family of french music lovers, a team of amazing musicians, illustrators, producers, cult artists, lyricists from belgium and foreign countries. Our LPs sound different in the small world of french pop music.

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