Les Morts Vont Vite
Review by Gary Hill
I first heard about this band when I was doing research for my book The Strange Sound of Cthulhu: Music Inspired by the Writings of H. P. Lovecraft. I was never able to get a copy of the disc before publishing, so they were one of the big question marks of the tome. Well, now I’ve got the CD and they are still a bit of a question mark in that this music is hard to categorize. Sure, the easy label is RIO and that comes close, but jabbing, jarring music is merged with shrill operatic vocals in a soundscape that is often difficult to endure, but just as often musically compelling. This is definitely not for everyone, but if you’ve got a heart and taste for musical adventure, then I recommend it heartily. Fans of the RIO movement would be the most likely audience.