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Release date: 21 December 2012
Style: Cybergrind , Experimental Breakcore , Modern Classical

Rating:

8.1 | 89 votes

Owners:

72 have it
11 want it


01. Tout Petit Moineau
02. Damaged Wig
03. Absolute Psalm
04. Cicadidae
05. Vegetable Soup
06. Lullaby For A Fat Jellyfish
07. Grosse Barbe
08. Corpus Tristis
09. Scarlatti 2.0
10. Toothpaste
11. Infinite Loop

Review


Line-up
Gautier Serre - all instruments, programming, vocals

Session musicians
Jasmina Barra - vocals
Laurent Lunoir - vocals
Pedrou Lacasa - vocals
Laure Le Prunenec - vocals
Simon Fleury - vocals
Benjamin Violet - strings
Benjamin Bardiaux - keyboards
Nicolas Sénac - guitars
Morten Bergeton Iversen - guitar
Frédéric Garcia - bass
Adam Stacey - accordion

Guest review by
Mary N.

Rating:
9.2
I remember from a documentary on musical notes production and history, that the ancient Chinese believed music is the answer of human beings to their surroundings and nature. In this regard mostly their music is based on the five-tone instead of seven-tone scale.

Hence I would say Igorrr has got the best, righteous and exact answer to our surrounding, nature and environment by means of music. What do we have? We have chaos, no clear patterns for events, sometimes disastrous incidents and there are moments filled with pure beauty and bittersweet emotions.

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published 27.03.2013 | Comments (23)

Staff pick by
!J.O.O.E.!

24.12.2012 It really doesn't matter what you've listened to in 2012, nothing comes within a light year of how schizophrenic, eclectic, bizarre, unique and brilliant this record is. Experimental breakcore and blasting cybergrind punctuated by modern classical piano and violin, arias, Latin guitar, chickens, fluttering bird wings, vacuum cleaners (no joke) and who knows what else.

Seriously. Unless you've heard this then you've heard nothing like this.

And it's French. Shut up and give him your money.



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!J.O.O.E.! - 24.12.2012 at 03:38  
Rating: 10 Album of the year for me.
Mr. Doctor - 24.12.2012 at 03:40  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 24.12.2012 at 03:38

Album of the year for me.


When you said earlier that he just outdone himsef I just had to check it out to make sure you weren't saying crazy things... and fuck me sideways if this isn't a masterpiece. I just can't believe how it got even better than the previous. I know they don't play the same stuff... But to me: Igorrr and Mories are THE two artists I admire that just can't fail from what I've heard so far.
!J.O.O.E.! - 24.12.2012 at 03:45  
Rating: 10
Written by Mr. Doctor on 24.12.2012 at 03:40


When you said earlier that he just outdone himsef I just had to check it out to make sure you weren't saying crazy things... and fuck me sideways if this isn't a masterpiece. I just can't believe how it got even better than the previous. I know they don't play the same stuff... But to me: Igorrr and Mories are THE two artists I admire that just can't fail from what I've heard so far.

Yeah, their individual talent towers above pretty much everyone else right now. Their ability to take dozens of sounds, styles and elements and combine it into brilliantly constructed and intelligent, thought out songs is second to none.
Boxcar Willy - 24.12.2012 at 03:46  
Rating: 8 "Music with metal in it"

!J.O.O.E.! - 24.12.2012 at 03:48  
Rating: 10
Written by Boxcar Willy on 24.12.2012 at 03:46

"Music with metal in it"



Kind of a staff joke until we figure out how to succinctly sum up his style without flooding the genre bit with a dozen different styles
Mr. Doctor - 24.12.2012 at 03:49  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 24.12.2012 at 03:45
Yeah, their individual talent towers above pretty much everyone else right now. Their ability to take dozens of sounds, styles and elements and combine it into brilliantly constructed and intelligent, thought out songs is second to none.

I wonder if they could work together... Their approach and main goal to their music is very different but the way of working, structures and variation of gazillions of styles has many similarities.

Written by Boxcar Willy on 24.12.2012 at 03:46
"Music with metal in it"

Yeah... we can be kind of lazy xD. It turned up as a joke while we come up with a decent classification.

EDIT: Fuck, ninja'd
Boxcar Willy - 24.12.2012 at 03:50  
Rating: 8 Experimental would suffice I think
Boxcar Willy - 24.12.2012 at 03:51  
Rating: 8 It's really good doe.
Slayer666 - 24.12.2012 at 04:07  
  Way too much stuff going on to be taken in after one spin. Gonna have to try again.
!J.O.O.E.! - 24.12.2012 at 04:13  
Rating: 10
Written by Slayer666 on 24.12.2012 at 04:07

Way too much stuff going on to be taken in after one spin. Gonna have to try again.

I listened to it about 6 or 7 times yesterday, and today once on the way to the train station, twice on the train and once more on the walk here and I'm just now getting my head around everything and understanding the songs. Of course I've had the benefit of knowing this band since 2008 and the chance to listen to the two records before this religiously.
Alex Fenger - 24.12.2012 at 10:48  
Rating: 9 There are Jazz sections, saxophones, and then electronic sections with jazz and saxophone and a vacuum vocalist with choir and small puppies... Looks like I have a new favorite artist.
IronAngel - 24.12.2012 at 11:42  
  Haha, what a reaction.

Sounds pretty cool. In fact, very cool. I'll hold off on ratings or list positions for now, but I can safely say it won't be in my top 10 but it will be in towards the top. Then again, this year my "top" is very long and so many albums deserved a very good rating, so it might not appear too high. We'll see.
Mr. Doctor - 24.12.2012 at 11:53  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 24.12.2012 at 04:13
I listened to it about 6 or 7 times yesterday, and today once on the way to the train station, twice on the train and once more on the walk here and I'm just now getting my head around everything and understanding the songs. Of course I've had the benefit of knowing this band since 2008 and the chance to listen to the two records before this religiously.


I loved it from the get-go. Then again, I was listening to the previous albums quite a lot the past few weeks so...
PocketMetal - 24.12.2012 at 13:28  
Rating: 10 I love crazy stuff like this , thank you .
Hallford9000 - 24.12.2012 at 14:51  
Rating: 7 This blew my mind away. Thank you Steve/Dave. I heard about Igorrr a few months ago, but didn't give them a try. Now i regret it.
!J.O.O.E.! - 24.12.2012 at 15:03  
Rating: 10 My pleasure guys
Pazdzioch - 24.12.2012 at 15:21  
  High expectations for this, we'll see...
Cynic Metalhead - 24.12.2012 at 15:55  
Rating: 8 Fuck? "Absolute Psalm" is fucking boss.

As been familiar with their previous albums, other songs tends out to be bit "already-checked-it-out" feeling. No offence.

That's heavily true that he's a very talented musician who will stun many more fans with his innovative music.
!J.O.O.E.! - 24.12.2012 at 16:02  
Rating: 10
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 24.12.2012 at 15:55

Fuck? "Absolute Psalm" is fucking boss.

As been familiar with their previous albums, other songs tends out to be bit boring. No offence.

But, a very talented guy who will stun many more fans with his innovative music.

If you like Absolute Psalm then you might like Igorrr's other project WHOURKR. Basically a more extreme, glitchy version of Igorrr with all the classical and other such bits taken out and concentrating on insane cybergrind parts. Pretty intense stuff.
Cynic Metalhead - 24.12.2012 at 16:06  
Rating: 8
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 24.12.2012 at 16:02

Written by Cynic Metalhead on 24.12.2012 at 15:55

Fuck? "Absolute Psalm" is fucking boss.

As been familiar with their previous albums, other songs tends out to be bit boring. No offence.

But, a very talented guy who will stun many more fans with his innovative music.

If you like Absolute Psalm then you might like Igorrr's other project WHOURKR. Basically a more extreme, glitchy version of Igorrr with all the classical and other such bits taken out and concentrating on insane cybergrind parts. Pretty intense stuff.


I surely will check that out.

Thanks
Unhealer - 24.12.2012 at 19:30  
Rating: 9 "tags: electronic baroque baroquecore breakcore dubstep electronica hardcore idm mash-up super awesome music Berlin"


No joking, this album bi-winningly fun. And I though nothing could break into my favorites on the year... this one might.
!J.O.O.E.! - 24.12.2012 at 19:32  
Rating: 10
Written by Unhealer on 24.12.2012 at 19:30

"tags: electronic baroque baroquecore breakcore dubstep electronica hardcore idm mash-up super awesome music Berlin"


No joking, this album bi-winningly fun. And I though nothing could break into my favorites on the year... this one might.

I'm pretty adamant that there's no dubstep in this though =P
Unhealer - 24.12.2012 at 19:48  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 24.12.2012 at 19:32

I'm pretty adamant that there's no dubstep in this though =P


I have no idea Only dubstep I've listened to is a few Skrillex songs and the ending of Diablo Swing Orchestra's latest album, and there's a lot of people saying Skrillex is not actually dubstep so who knows. By reading at the wikipedia description it actually fits this somehow (as errantly as any possible tag could fit this music) and well, if Igorrr himself says it at least it was an influence
Uldreth - 24.12.2012 at 20:20  
 
Written by Unhealer on 24.12.2012 at 19:48



I and there's a lot of people saying Skrillex is not actually dubstep so who knows

Save for a couple of tracks, it isnt dubstep.
psykometal - 24.12.2012 at 23:29  
  Just got this based on Joe's incessantly high marks and bragging. Now I just have to actually listen to it and see what this album is all about.
!J.O.O.E.! - 24.12.2012 at 23:47  
Rating: 10
Written by psykometal on 24.12.2012 at 23:29

Just got this based on Joe's incessantly high marks and bragging. Now I just have to actually listen to it and see what this album is all about.

Well you gave it a thumbs up so you can't find it that offensive

And yeah, when I really like something I tend to shove it down people's throats
psykometal - 25.12.2012 at 00:05  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 24.12.2012 at 23:47

Well you gave it a thumbs up so you can't find it that offensive

And yeah, when I really like something I tend to shove it down people's throats

Yea, my thumbs up is based on those 2 tracks you posted in another thread. I definitely liked what I heard there, I'm listening to this right now (on Cicadidae atm). Along with this this I'll also be checking out WHOURKR.
!J.O.O.E.! - 25.12.2012 at 00:10  
Rating: 10
Written by psykometal on 25.12.2012 at 00:05

Yea, my thumbs up is based on those 2 tracks you posted in another thread. I definitely liked what I heard there, I'm listening to this right now (on Cicadidae atm). Along with this this I'll also be checking out WHOURKR.

Cool beans. WHOURKR are good, but I feel they sometimes collapse under the massive weight of their own insane craziness. I prefer Igorrr's sense of exploration and mixing of styles and sounds.
Uldreth - 25.12.2012 at 00:16  
  I need to check this out...
psykometal - 25.12.2012 at 00:24  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 25.12.2012 at 00:10

Cool beans. WHOURKR are good, but I feel they sometimes collapse under the massive weight of their own insane craziness. I prefer Igorrr's sense of exploration and mixing of styles and sounds.

I've listened to a couple tracks off 4247 Snare Drums and it's interesting stuff. Can't say I prefer one over the other since one is "avant garde" and the other is like straight cybergrind (proper genre?) so depending on my mind I will want one or the other. I do definitely really enjoy Igorrr's sense of experimentation and style-mashing for sure though.


@Uldreth, you should def get this asap, it's really awesome stuff. Bandcamp
psykometal - 25.12.2012 at 00:39  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 24.12.2012 at 19:32

I'm pretty adamant that there's no dubstep in this though =P

The last minute of Scarlatti 2.0 has some "dubstep"y-ness to it, same with the very end of Toothpaste. Or at least those parts sound like what I associate dubstep as in my mind.
!J.O.O.E.! - 25.12.2012 at 00:42  
Rating: 10
Written by psykometal on 25.12.2012 at 00:39

The last minute of Scarlatti 2.0 has some "dubstep"y-ness to it, same with the very end of Toothpaste. Or at least those parts sound like what I associate dubstep as in my mind.

Didn't pick up in that, but perhaps the odd bit of dub.
psykometal - 25.12.2012 at 01:07  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 25.12.2012 at 00:42

Didn't pick up in that, but perhaps the odd bit of dub.

Well I'm not the voice of dubstep here either though. You would probably know way better than me what is or is not actually dubstep. I like the wobble bass sound that is associated with dubstep groups like Skrillex and Excision (that is also used by The Algorithm, KoRn and Exotype) but in general I'm not a big fan of dubstep. I checked out a dozen or so dubstep artists about a year ago through youtube and the only one I really liked was Excision, his music is a bit on the slow side for me (I prefer my electronic music to be relatively faster paced) but I still liked it way more than Skrillex or any of the others I checked out (funny opinion, Excision's music sounds like Transformer sex music ). The only other one I really dug was some Greek guy whose name I can't remember for the life of me that was something like Cube or Cubix or something (at least I'm pretty sure his name had something to do with Cube somehow) and I'd love to find him again.
JD - 25.12.2012 at 01:22  
Rating: 7 I'm glad this band finally made it on ms.
Fat & Sassy! - 25.12.2012 at 08:14  
  It's like Mr. Bungle on fast-forward. I'm not sure what to think of this yet. x3

So, are all the non-synth instruments recorded on the their respected individual instruments by this guy or are they just mixed samples?
Pazdzioch - 25.12.2012 at 13:06  
  Damn this album raped my brain
Mr. Doctor - 25.12.2012 at 13:09  
Rating: 9
Written by Fat & Sassy! on 25.12.2012 at 08:14
So, are all the non-synth instruments recorded on the their respected individual instruments by this guy or are they just mixed samples?


I own the first 3 cds and most of the instruments like strings, banjo, saxophone and others are credited to session musicians. I think he takes care of all guitars (both acoustic/electric) and most of the vocals (some growls and vocals are credited to other fellas). There are of course many samples from well known classical compositions. It's quited difficult to known what has been performed by the guy himself, session musician or by a sample but somehow I think that's the beauty of it. The only thing I do know is that he's still responsible for everything (read: insanely brilliant songwriting) in the end.
Sync - 25.12.2012 at 13:28  
  This probably one of the most briliant things I've heard in a looong while. And I thought Unexpect was was a mess... >.>
Rulatore - 25.12.2012 at 14:52  
  Maybe I should try this shit a bit more. I'm not sure if I'm liking it or not, but it's weird (and I still don't know if in the good or bad way )

Edit: I'm so jealous of you, after the 2nd listen I didn't feel the magic
Frodd - 25.12.2012 at 16:12  
Rating: 9 By god i shall listen to this tonight.
Hallford9000 - 25.12.2012 at 17:32  
Rating: 7
Written by Frodd on 25.12.2012 at 16:12

By god i shall listen to this tonight.

This made me lol really hard.
!J.O.O.E.! - 25.12.2012 at 17:42  
Rating: 10 I believe an Igorrr CD was given to baby Yeshua by one of the Magi.
Mr. Doctor - 25.12.2012 at 18:01  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 25.12.2012 at 17:42

I believe an Igorrr CD was given to baby Yeshua by one of the Magi.


He gave it to him once he found out no one gave a flying fuck about Myrrh.
Qube - 25.12.2012 at 18:31  
Rating: 8 Nostril was better
Frodd - 25.12.2012 at 18:53  
Rating: 9
Written by Hallford9000 on 25.12.2012 at 17:32

Written by Frodd on 25.12.2012 at 16:12

By god i shall listen to this tonight.

This made me lol really hard.

hahahaha why?
PocketMetal - 25.12.2012 at 19:03  
Rating: 10 Almost didn't sleep last night listening to this shit till dawn ... one of the best things I've ever heard . brought back memories of the days I would listen to Unexpect and D:S:O all the time.
!J.O.O.E.! - 25.12.2012 at 19:24  
Rating: 10 I'm very glad Igorrr are on the site. Now I just need to somehow wangle Boards of Canada into the database and my life will be complete
Frodd - 25.12.2012 at 20:12  
Rating: 9 Top notch avantgarde.

This is the musical equivalent of ADHD. Vegetable soup is my favourite track for two reasons; CHICKENS! and the lady saying "شربة خضار"
Hallford9000 - 25.12.2012 at 20:28  
Rating: 7
Quote:
Hahahaha why?

Because I scrolled through the comments once more, grinning at all that praise and I was imagining what would someone, who didn't hear the album yet, think. Then came your comment and I lol-ed and thought: Fuck Yeah!
Uldreth - 25.12.2012 at 22:21  
 
Written by psykometal on 25.12.2012 at 01:07


Well I'm not the voice of dubstep here either though. You would probably know way better than me what is or is not actually dubstep. I like the wobble bass sound that is associated with dubstep groups like Skrillex and Excision (that is also used by The Algorithm, KoRn and Exotype) but in general I'm not a big fan of dubstep. I checked out a dozen or so dubstep artists about a year ago through youtube and the only one I really liked was Excision, his music is a bit on the slow side for me (I prefer my electronic music to be relatively faster paced) but I still liked it way more than Skrillex or any of the others I checked out (funny opinion, Excision's music sounds like Transformer sex music ). The only other one I really dug was some Greek guy whose name I can't remember for the life of me that was something like Cube or Cubix or something (at least I'm pretty sure his name had something to do with Cube somehow) and I'd love to find him again.

I don't want to hijack the thread out of being pedantic but just because I can:

Dubstep is not really defined by the wobble bass sound, it has a very definable set of characteristics. Original dubstep was played around 140 BPM with the percussion being at half tempo. This is what gives the tracks that slow and empty feeling, and it also means dubstep is NEVER "driven" by the rhythm. Percussion is generally a rearranged Amen-break and it is NEVER a simple four-to-the-floor type beat and early dubstep took tons of influence from jamaican dub music (hence the name).
It was quiet and atmospheric with most of the music being overwhelming sub-bass, but much less in higher frequencies.

Then came the so called "brostep", essentially a type of post-dubstep, which is more aggressive and has most of the music in frequencies similiar to metal guitars. Excision belongs to this category, but this is still dubstep because it has all other characteristics of the genre. I do not consider Skrillex to be dubstep because, while he might have a couple of dubstep-ish tracks and defo took influence from the genre, he plays in different tempoes and percussions, and is far closer to a type of electro-house with glitchy synth. That is usually referred to as complextro.

I have no clue if there is dubstep in this though because I haven't listened yet but I definitely will!

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