VATICAN SHADOW (US)

LIVE (NOISE, INDUSTRIAL, EXPERIMENTAL, TECHNO)
Hospital Productions


Friday, 27th November 2015 / Zoo

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FRIDAY 27th NOVEMBER
ZOO - Usine

The Zoo turns dark to welcome the very singular Vatican Shadow, boss of the Hospital Productions label and reference of the noise scene via his alias Prurient. Maker of industrial and profound sounds, the American artist loads his ambiances with a sometimes disturbing gravity through a diehard techno, with minimal sound. The tone is set!

Vatican Shadow: it’s the “industrial, religious and militant” outfit of the multimedia artist Dominik Fernow. Quite a programme. In 1997 he founds the label Hospital Productions, which he describes himself as a true armaments factory on a playground that is as diverse as technical, that will erupt two acclaimed albums, Knee Before Religious Icons (2011) and Ghosts of Chechnya (2012). A regular of strange situations and peculiar environments, he does not hesitate to push himself as far as he can to deliver an industrial techno tinged with black melodies and military rhythms. A musical state close to the constant conspiracy on the stage of international conflicts, where it’s not always simple to know on which side we are and who is the winner.

Vatican Shadow’s talent throws shamelessly light on some dark parts of our routines that only art can bring to light. Keep an eye on your shadow, before it runs away to the dark side of Vatican Shadow.

Vatican Shadow, c’est la tenue «industrielle, religieuse et militante» de l’artiste multi-média Dominik Fernow. Tout un programme. En 1997, il fonde le label Hospital Productions, qu’il décrit lui-même comme une véritable fabrique d’armements sur un terrain de jeux aussi divers que techniques, et qui fera exploser deux albums acclamés, Knee Before Religious Icons (2011) & Ghosts of Chechnya (2012). Habitué des situations étranges et des environnements singuliers, il n’hésite pas à se pousser dans ses retranchements pour délivrer une techno industrielle teintée de mélodies noires et de rythmes militaires. Un état musical proche de la conspiration constante sur la scène des conflits internationaux, où il n’est pas toujours simple de savoir de quel côté nous sommes et qui en est le vainqueur.

Le talent de Vatican Shadow jette sans vergogne la lumière sur quelques parties sombres de notre quotidien que seul l’art peut révéler au grand jour. Gardez votre ombre à l’œil, de peur qu’elle ne s’enfuie du côté obscur de Vatican Shadow.

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