Paris Noise chiefs, Sister Iodine, return with “Hollozone”. Their seventhalbum and second on Nashazphone following the 2018’s Double Album, “Venom”.
Erik Minkkinen, Lionel Fernandez, and Nicolas Mazet have represented the cutting edge and vanguard of French Noise since the nineties and yet remain as radical and uncompromisingas ever. With “Hollozone”, the group manages to confirm the sound and spirit intensity which perfectly embodies their unique world of controlled chaos.
It is with the advent of the 21st century -more than ever -that the decisive path of Sister Iodine has taken a fascinating route.From their debut album, ADN115, released in 1994 which was strongly influenced by the original New York No Wave scene (Mars,DNA, Red Transistor) to their more recent works which have beenaugmented by “newer poisons” such as Black Metal, or the mostabrasive end of Industrial Music and Power Electronics, or Experimental Electronics (Editions Mego has reissued anextended version of “Flame Desastre” on CD), the band has managed to survive through the decades,from theinhospitable French squats of the nineties to nowadays’ established venues and proper tours. Today, the band’s music has changed recipients and has attracted younger generations with their organized radioactive chaos while never conceding anything fromtheir initial intensity. Over the years, Sister Iodine wouldhave also created their own idiosyncratic language, for which soundexploration matters and pure beauty seem to count as much as pure explosive ferocity, while intense violence and energy getsdeployed in live shows.
The last few years witnessed an increasing number of collaborations such as the recent sessions with Meyhna’ch (Mütiilation) orthe ones with Masaya Nakahara (Violent Onsen Geisha / Hair Stylistics). “Hollozone” offers a track featuring the vocalcontribution of Stephen Bessac, the deviant front manof the cult French hardcore band Kickback. Sister Iodine produces today a music that is actually unique and unheard anywhere else. One of eternal youth and audacity.