French noise scene spearheads, SISTER IODINE, return with their sixth album; ‘Venom’. Active since the Nineties, SISTER IODINE which involve Erik Minkkinen, Lionel Fernandez, and Nicolas Mazet, have not lost one milligram of their radical and uncompromised approach in sound exploration and limits stretching.
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 to their more recent works which are augmented by 'newer poisons' such as black metal, or the most abrasive end of industrial music and power electronics. Over the years, SISTER IODINE will have also created their own idiosyncratic language, for which sound exploration matters and pure beauty seem to count as much as pure explosive ferocity, while intense violence and energy gets deployed in live shows. SISTER IODINE produces today a music that is actually unique and unheard anywhere else. One of eternal youth and audacity.
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SISTER IODINE reviews
Cameron Jamie. Paris, FRANCE, january 2018
'SISTER IODINE’s Venom is a pure and raw, energy-powered album performed like an audio exorcism. Each track contains itsown intense physicality to radiate sound illuminations of light inside of darkness. Venom is a powerful album of potent spells that SISTER IODINE have conjured and captured as sonic shamans.”
'This is killer - unremittingly bleak and tortuous noise from French unit Sister Iodine, plying a skull scraping fusion of harsh noise, blackmetal, and charred electronics ruptured by sparing percussion and pitch black ambient vortices, for Egypt’s Nashazphone. Some brilliant moments inside for followers of Nate Young, Prurient, Wold, Wolves In The Throne Room.. »
'The ever more acid and violent free rock of the trio whose darkness and brutality exists nowhere else in such abrupt and concentrated form. Behind Venom's veil of fury and mystery, you immediately discover a tremendous know how, a immeasurable love of art but also a sense of beauty. In a few attentive minutes of Venom you get plunged into the comprehension that this formidable barbarous music is 'in fine' an expression of pure liberty. »
- LE DRONE
'The new SISTER IODINE crosses a new radical border of transe and darkness. The authentic psychedelic record that we all needed »
'At the age of internet, the band achieves the unbelievable. They manage to produce music where history has been thrown away, ramifications and common denominators disappear, influences seem non-existent and there are no more references to hold on to, unless their own free and radical music opens to all. »
- SISTER IODINE / BLAAACK / A VIDEO FROM THE NEW ALBUM ‘ VENOM’
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