☼ Silk Saw vs. Jardin d'Usure - Electric Musical Chairs [June 2008 re-post]
I loves me my Silk Saw! ;) Back in 1989 came the first efforts from Jardin d'Usure, a post-dada duo from Brussels which soon became purveyors of Sub Rosa classics. Slowly mutating under massive exposition to radioactive particles into the Silk Saw chaos factory, producing an highly innovative illbient material, full of sub-bass and groovy abstraction. 1999, ten years after their first appearance, they decided to create the best of both worlds, the ultimate confrontation between their schizophrenic projects. Hybridation is now successfully completed. Through the project Jardin d'Usure, the Belgian duo Marc Medea and Gabriel Severin, tried to cut the edges of music, with an obvious taste for abstraction and 'dadaïsme'. They recorded under this name the memorable album Musique du Garrot et de la Ferraille and several pieces for compilations such as Continuum Absorbus 2, a Sub Rosa lexicon. They added a new approach to their universe, and started a new project, more oriented toward massive bass and slow-motion crushing. Silk Saw was born. Their first album Come Freely, Go Safely was acclaimed as a masterpiece in the new-born illbient scene, even without a connection to New York. The Multi-Projects duo (a.k.a. Ultraphonist) dared the ultimate experiment: blending the particles from Jardin d'Usure and Silk Saw, trying to create the perfect hybridation through a process of recreation, some kind of strange and fascinating osmotic process. As always, their fascination for organic sounds is creating a two-sided, (or, one might say, three-sided) musical field, pulsating in unison with your mind, heart, bones, and chest. Infiltrating every cell and organ. As the band said 'the ultimate billow which makes us overturn, it gets you tipsy and is about to revoke.' Let's keep some secret about it. Hybridation is the future for sure.