V/ASpasmes du hasard - 20+1 years of SDZ records

Genre: Postpunk
Label: SDZ
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Artikelnummer: 018194 Veröffentlichung: Fri, 24 Sep 2021


I could tell you about the beginnings, about this email from Keith from the late Scratch record store that allowed, very concretely, to launch everything. But I really don’t know where to start to talk about the 20 years – sorry 21 years – of the label. It’s a joyful jumble of fanzines, concerts, meetings and a total absence of plans. There is simply a desire, parallel to that of trying to write about music – something that always seemed impossible to me – to push some bands or artists that move me. The idea is not to make each release a surprise nuclear inspection but to contribute, on a small scale, to prolong the existence of initiatives that come more from the guts than from the symbols, more from the basement of a bar than from the official places carried by a music industry that should have died a long time ago as it doesn’t support the artists anymore. The guiding thread, if there is one, is to find density in lightness, to tirelessly dig into any form of curiosity, to listen again and again and to try to open new horizons for the bands I defend. I dream of a label with bright red flashes, melting in a thick layer of milky golden clouds or running in the middle of the cold night in an old industrial area where nature has regained its rights. Cultivating dilettantism, savoring latencies, provoking coincidences, tracking down melodies from the depths of the bones, pushing the sublime fins hidden in the ashes of passion….yes, I know it’s a lot, but there’s a little bit of all that. And a lot of laughs too. Each record…is potentially a life base.

After „Flottante tension d’éclipse“ for the 10th anniversary, there was the desire to mark the occasion with a new compilation, this time entitled „Spasmes du hasard“. We find there ten rare or unreleased tracks. It’s a punchy piece of Pierre & Bastien that opens the record followed by a psychedelic flight signed by the valiant Vince Posadzki, present since the beginnings of the label and who makes his return here with his Lost Delegation. Then follows the equally twisted and captivating „Anna Karina“ by the newcomers Leopardo – who just released their third album on SDZ – and the fascinating Australians of EXEK and their experimental post-punk/dub. Let’s not forget the very strong „Drill Homage“ from The Rebel, also a long time companion. On the B side, Rose Mercie unveils the heady and too rare „Marie-Toi-De-Moi“ – classic of their live set – immediately followed by the newcomers of Marie Mathématique with the charming „Holopherne“ and our favorite troubadour, Nathan Roche, with the track „Opium“. Finally, out of the ranking for ever, the brilliant Èlg and his friend Mim and then the super-talented Ricardo Dias Gomes who closes the record.
I hope you will enjoy listening to this compilation as much as I did preparing it! Max Dembo


01. Pierre & Bastien - Bordoule
02. Vince & His Lost Delegation - Commander
03. Leopardo - Anna Karina
04. EXEK - Four Stomachs
05. The Rebel - Drill Homage
06. Rose Mercie - Marie-Toi-De-Moi
07. Marie Mathématique - Holopherne
08. Nathan Roche - Opium
09. Mim & Èlg - La flûte de Pan
10. Ricardo Dias Gomes - Dream Love