CENT ANS DE SOLITUDE (F)
Created in the middle of the 80’s, CENT ANS DE SOLITUDE is a one man musical project, formerly based in Tours. Apart from the first “extreme” industrial wave, the band sets up dark atmospheres while developing long ambient electronic sequences, repetitive and cinematic with some snatches of minimal melodies that are captured before they disappear forever. Whether studio or on stage, the approach of this self-described “sound craftsman”, remains the same; to develop evocative ambiances, alternating between darkness and melancholy. To do so, he uses pre-recorded electronic layers and sounds, adding some acoustic elements; live manipulations of bastardized objects from their original function, such as scratched metal, hit stone, misused springs etc… the physical strength of sound being effected by the level of vibration on the objects.