Veteran electronic artist Laurent Boudic returns with his unparalleled NÖVÖ project on Alfa Matrix! After several releases on labels like Anthony Rother’s label PSI49net or yet Black Montanas Records on which the band explored the electronic music spectrum ranging from Kraftwerkian dark sounds to cold industrial.
This new 4th album “Zeitgeist” reveals a radical return to the roots for Laurent Boudic and the period when he was active in the Belgian Electronic Body Music scene back in the good old 80’s… Sharp and precise electronic sequencers, vintage analogue synths and straightforward more prominent vocals along with some vocoder backings give an overall more structured and elaborated dimension to these new songs.“Zeitgeist” is a conceptual album reflecting NÖVÖ’s vision of the “spirit of our time” from various chaotic perspectives let it be politics, social structures, the rise of extremism or yet mass psychology techniques. Just like announced by the “I Flee” single which wet our appetite for more, Paris-based Belgian artist serves us here a brilliant album that will plunge us back in to the good old classic EBM / New Wave league evoking FRONT 242’s “Geography”, TRISOMIE 21’s “The Last Dance” or yet FAD GADGET’s “Collapsing New People”… Electronic music to consume without moderation. And the fans will be happy to hear that Alfa Matrix also re-released most of NÖVÖ’s back catalogue on all digital platforms for your ultimate listening pleasure.
This CD is also available as an extended bonus tracks download – see the player below.