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Runtime: 19'09''

«2methylBulbe1ol is the chemical alias of french producer Nicolas Druoton, based out of Dijon, northeastern France which is the historical capital of Burgundy. Nicolas produces some very nice IDM of the Industrial type, very melodic, solid beats and rough and dirty edges. 'Quelques Siècles d'Insomnie' is therefore a short but juicy EP and will appeal to all IDM fans out there.

The artwork is also amazing and you can confirm everything when you purchase the limited Vinyl edition of this EP. Nicolas has some copies for the hardcore fans. Check out his website's shop page.» - Pedro Leitão

Downloads:

01 • Sans Échafaud ......................................................................... pt us
  [4'03'' • 7,30Mb • VBR]
02 • Nocturne ................................................................................. pt us
  [3'42'' • 6,61Mb • VBR]
03 • Neuf Claus ............................................................................... pt us
  [4'04'' • 7,31Mb • VBR]
04 • Vagues Souvenirs ................................................................... pt us
[4'04'' • 7,65Mb • VBR]
05 • Un Dernier Café ...................................................................... pt us
  [3'16'' • 6,60Mb • VBR]
  • artwork ................................................................................... pt us
  [PDF-Zip • 4,56Mb]
  • all tracks + artwork ................................................................ pt us
  [Zip • 39,3Mb]

Reviews:

«Bienvenue dans le monde étrange et tourmenté de 2methylBulbe1ol. Un peu comme une musique de film de science-fiction, "Quelques Siècles d'Insomnie" nous plonge dans un univers musical chaotique fait de sonorités électroniques tendues qui rappellent car moment certaines productions Warp, notamment Aphex Twin et Autechre.
Loin d’être une magma sonore complexe et rébarbatif, ce Ep propose de beaux moments entre calme et tempête où les sonorités abruptes, les rythmes cassés et les mélodies cohabitent sans le moindre problème.» [7.5/10]
- Netlabels Revue / October 24, 2009

«The five relatively compact tracks on Quelques Siècles d’Insomnie, by 2methylBulbe1ol (aka French producer Nicolas Druoton), map that often attempted and usually generic realm of hard-beat cinematic cyberdread. You know the brief: all dessicated synths, droning background moans, and crusty percussion. Here, though, Druoton rescues the genre from the cliche dustbin, giving texture to the synths that are in declining health, personality to those moans, and lending the broken percussion a sense of, if not utter resilience, then at least something inherently, admirably, indefatigable. There’s also an occasional light melodic aspect, as on the opening to “Neuf Clous” — this intrusion of the pretty is something many similar enterprises trip up on, but Druoton nails it, because the sounds are rendered in a mechanical way, resembling a musical mobile hanging above an infant’s crib. In the broader context of cyberpunk audio here, the effect is more eerie than nostalgic.»
- Marc Weidenbaum [Disquiet] / July 17, 2009

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©2009 Nicolas Druoton
©2009 aeriola::behaviour
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©2009 test tube


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