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Envisioning Abstraction: the Duality of FluiD


Saturday, July 21, 2012

B'ak'tun Waning

Download the new track, 'The Conqueror', released as part of the Immigrant Breast Nest compilation -  B'ak'tun Waning.

On December 21, 2012, the current and final B’ak’tun will end, ushering in the Apocalypse. What do we do with this last year of existence? How do we prepare for the End of Days? What will you be doing when the world is swallowed up in fire and brimstone? Immigrant Breast Nest has a plan. We’re going to do what we do best: make wrecked sounds.

We’re working with David Morneau to bring you B’ak’tun Waning, a new compilation of eschatological music from twelve artists who refuse to stay quiet in these final months. These noise-makers of the apocalypse will unleash a new track on the 21st day of each month, counting us down to Armageddon. On December 21, 2012, doomsday, the twelfth track will appear, ushering in the final celebration: a sweaty orgy of noise to which all are invited.Watch this page for new tracks and all the info on B’ak’tun Waning, an essential part of any apocalypse preparedness kit.


January- Speak Onion

February- David Morneau
March- Xrin Arms
April- Red Wierenga
May- Joy Through Noise
June- Mysterious House
July- FluiD
August- David B. Applegate
September- Scenic Railroads
October- Gene Pritsker
November- Seismologist
December- Elevator Machine Room

The end is coming.


Friday, July 20, 2012

"...cathedrals in aquatic construction..."

A new review of 'FluiD / John 3:16 - The Pursuit of Salvation' (ALRN024),

The review is in French, here is an excerpt from the review - 
"... Three titles for some twelve minutes of apnea in weightlessness. If you glue Plague head underwater and you offer contemplation of cathedrals in aquatic construction, Forewarning is here to bring you back to the surface and isolate yourself in a bubble flawed. Remember to Event Horizon. In space, no one will witness your crazy mental gangrene..."

Sunday, July 15, 2012

FluiD's Victory Remix

"The best part of the album is a remix by the well-known FluiD aka Christophe Gilmore of the composition, 'Victory', which is enriched with fine shoegazing tremolo guitars, melodic bass, classical, synths and an airy environment that would be no problem to offer the audience of, Coldplay, U2, Radiohead and The Streets..."  ( 2012)


Sunday, April 29, 2012

"... foreign and mystical atmospheres..."

French rock/metal webzine, Pavillon 666 published a review of 'FluiD / John 3:16 - The Pursuit of Salvation' (ALRN024 / VL001). The published review is in French, an English translation is available here:

Monday, April 23, 2012

The Pursuit of Salvation

"The disc is a remarkable 12'' which brings together five tracks, three of FluiD (industrial / dub / ambient), real name Chris Gilmore from Chicago, Illinois, two of John 3:16 (post rock / ambient / drone), real name Philippe Gerber, both artists Alrealon Musique.
For the curious, the gospel of John, chapter 3, verse 16 reads: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life."


From NineHertz:

"This French release is a split 12" between two ambient and dark electronic artists with a fixation on digital fuzz. Although that sounds intriuging, it's not the kind of modern and noisey kind of fuzz, it's a somewhat dated sound that nontheless still grabs your attention. Somewhere between dub and the kind of digital experimentation Atari Teenage Riot used to force on us (willingly), albeit very truncated and chilled out, it never stays the same for more than a few moments.

FluiD (yes the nu-metal typography is correct) seems to deal in knocking bass and snare work with digital winds blowing across the background, letting synths take hold and sneaking in a few muffled samples, whereas his fellow knob-twiddler John 3:16 seems to deal with even more stifled drones and a creeping sense of fear..."

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Losing Today on 'FluiD / John 3:16 - The Pursuit of Salvation' (ALRN024/VL001)

UK magazine, Losing Today posted a review of 'The Pursuit of Salvation'.

Here is an excerpt from the review:

"... Chicago’s FluiD opens his account with the fearfully tear stained and head bowed ‘Angels Pt II’, set in a lush widescreen aspect this bruised beauty forlornly keeps to the shadows licking its wounds, hurt and hollowed it orbits a lonesome almost hymnal star lit trajectory all the time opining and solemnly seducing all in swirling cascades of celestial set prog ambiance all metered in a touching tide of ache and regret..."

You can read the review in full here.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Jazz Day 2012 pt. 2

 Friday, April 13, 2012 is Jazz Day - "..conversations with musicians from the worlds of both jazz and metal." 

"... From the barreling intensity of Art Blakey, the avant-garde assault of Eric Dolphy, the menacing tones of John McLaughlin, the ominous drone of Grachan Moncur III (who penned the Jackie McLean tune), and the punk-rock swagger of Ornette Coleman, these musicians pursued uncharted musical realms to an enviable degree that propelled the genre to higher states, influencing countless numbers in their aftermath. These explorations continued until the end of the decade, at which point bellwethers like Miles Davis stretched those sounds into an entirely new atmosphere.."