8.01.2014

JULIEN SKROBEK

































STATIC PARK
"Untitled"
Year:  2016
Country:  France
City:  Paris
Label:  Cascading Fragments
Format:  cassette
Tracks:  2
Time:  20 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        ambient noise wall



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JULIEN SKROBEK
"Minutes"
Year:  2014
Country:  France
City:  Paris
Artist:  Julien Skrobek
Label:  Kiks Girlfriend
Format:  cassette
Edition:  limited
Tracks:  4
Time:  20
Genre:  electronic
Style:        ambient noise wall




























Not knowing who this young Frenchman named Julien Skrobek, I had heard some of their b-side projects as BUTCH BAG RUINE or without knowing the relationship between them. The only thing in common is that I liked. I recently looked up the biography of this artist, his discography, etc.. and I realized that (although not well known in the noise scene) are in front of a high value. I think it has the same or higher level of quality than other musicians or even American jaoneses noise, and I wish that one day (hopefully soon) his creativity is recognized. Besides the noise, experimental, musique concrète, drone and music in general, Julien Skrobek also known for being a great artist to make paintings, drawings, graffiti and even skateboards designs. Apparently he had had teenage interest in Rap music and Hip-Hop culture in general (very important in France). Important to mention also that he write in his own interesting musical blog with interviews, reviews, contacts, pics, youtubes, etc. about noise scene. There are still physical copies of this awesome cassette, so If somebody want to buy it can go HERE .
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KIKS GIRLFRIEND RECORDS : UK based recordings outlet. Primitive electronics, noise, harsh noise, textural and performative works. Art edition vinyl discs and CD(r). Limited cassette tape editions, dubbed in house. The Cell 14 record shop Nottingham (see bottom of page). The label is active since 2004 in Nottingham, UK.
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https://memorywavetransmission.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/sadistic-fall-ruined-castle.jpgSADISTIC FALL
"The ruined castle"
Year:  2014
Country:  France
City:  Paris
Label:  Ink runs
Format:  CD
Edition:  10 copies
Tracks:  1
Time:  20 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:         Harsh noise wall



























Another Julien Skrobek work which I like very much for the same reasons of other recordings. Because here there are also these few elements which become the fast, furious and rage HNW in a calm, quiet and slow ANW. Again that sound reminiscent of burning wood in a fire, slowly at home in winter. Not ennoying noise but the opposite, a nice, warm and almost friendly little noise. Very similar to HNW in sexternal tructure, but with a "soul" totally opposite. This time Skrobek named his project SADISTIC FALL, but fortunately continues his typical musical style.
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STATIC PARK
"Planet of the red​-​masked wallers"
Year:  2014
Country:  France
City:  Paris
Artist:  Julien Skrobek
Label:  none
Format:  cassette
Edition:  limited
Tracks:  5
Time:  32 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:          ambient noise wall

























NOISE project started by Julien Skrobek from Paris (France). His style is a balance between HNW and landscapes and textures more Drone / Ambient oriented. But the element more surprising and original of STATIC PARK, is that mix between noise storms with instruments totally differents such as: Rap bases and drums, acoustic guitar, metallic bells, etc. These experiments become STATIC PARK in a original and totally unusual noise project. The artist is also talented to make paintigs, drawings and skateboard designs and write his own musical blog with interviews, reviews, contacts, etc. Another element that it seem has influenced the STATIC PARK noise is according to Skrobek hymself: "... so as I told you in a previous post I'm reading a kind of encyclopedia of exploitation movies. I must say I've already seen a good part of these movies but it's always nice to read about something you love. Anyway, the book inspired me for this release again, more specifically old-school SF/Horror  movies such as Mario Bava's Terrore Nello Spazio. However, the titles are also a reference to The Masque Of The Red Death by Roger Corman. I made my own little mix here... ".
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RUINE
"La tristesse durera toute la vie"
Year:  2012
Country:  France
City:  Paris
Artist:  Julien Skrobek
Label:  Claustrophilia rec.
Format:  cassette
Edition:  20 copies
Tracks:  1
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        Harsh noise wall


















This is the first Julien Skrobek release I listened to and the first idea I had in my mind was: what a hells was this musician thinking about to use this cover? and in fact, both cover and title ("The sadness will last a lifetime") is truly pesimistic, negative and sad. But this a Harsh Noise Wall recording, and this style not to use related with optimistic ideas or feelings. The cover is exactly I like in HNW style: extremely austere, simple, not coloured. Julien Skrobek has nothing to do with absurd provocations, gore, bondage or terror, but with high quality level and big creativity. Here we have an only one big track of 40 minutes of static noise. Nothing more.
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GHOST
"Trespass"
Year:  2012
Country:  France
City:  Paris
Artist:  Julien Skrobek
Label:  none
Format:  cassette
Edition:  20 copies
Tracks:  1
Time:  40 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:        ambient noise wall






















"TRESSPAS" (2012). Julien Skrobek es el frances autor de los discos de GHOST, un proyecto musical enfocado nítidamente al ambient noise wall. Su estilo es tan puro y de una claridad tan prístina, que si nos pidieran un único disco de ANW diríamos "Tresspas" de GHOST. Se constituye de 4 únicos temas sin título, pero tampoco es necesario, en general el noise es un arte abstracto, de libre interpretación. El autor puede haber pensado en algo, incluso tener la intención de inducir al oyente a pensar en algo en concreto, pero como es tan abstracto, indeterminado e inexacto, el interlocutor puede interpretarlo como quiera, incluso puede hacerlo de distintas maneras según su estado de ànimo, etc. Lo que sí es cierto es que aqui Julien Skrobek no ha pretendido hacer un NOISE provocativo, agresivo e hiriente, todo lo contrario, ha llevado el NOISE estático a un nivel que tranquiliza al oyente, lo apacigua y lo mitiga a una calma extrema. Es de ésos discos que aún puestos a un alto volumen, siempre suenan a baja frecuencia, a bajo nivel, a un sonido grave y profundo. Otro gran disco de ANW.
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