XL

by ACT

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Second album by Basque project Act continues the journey into the dark areas of collaged noise. Using rebuilt instruments, a lot of samplers, and a huge bunch of various musical styles, the album titled "XL" contains 18 tracks of sonic terrorism. Dominating on the album is the acoustic based sound expression that is heavily built on real sounds of drum kit, double bass and guitars. On quite a few tracks Act works in the area between post-Industrial and fusion-metal reminiscent of some mixture between Young Gods and Kong. Otherwise we stylishly circulate in spheres ranging from free-jazz to distorted guitar-noise on the acoustic side. On the electronic side the listener is thrown into everything from edgy breakbeats to swirling drones of ambient-noise. All these bits and pieces are melted into an album that is anything but easy listening to. In fact the album needs quite some listens to be fully rewarding. Nevertheless is it worth

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released September 1, 2003

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ACT France

The ACT adventure has began during the year 2000. It is a solo musical project, spawned and raised by K (Kristian Aduriz). After his first two records and a series of concerts, he entered a long period of creation which gave birth to “Lilurarik Ez”. But this time he’s enlisted a squad of female singers, a singer and a handful of talented musicians to tag along with him throughout this new journey. ... more

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