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- Clivage Records
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- Strictly Confidential France
Vitalic is back with a fifth album, which he released in two volumes on his own label Clivage Music.
"DISSIDÆNCE EPISODE 1" is a record that the producer describes as a return to the roots of his sound identity, in the form of a revisited nod to the rock energy of his first albums. The second instalment, "DISSIDÆNCE EPISODE 2" is darker and more techno than the first, and this time with a marked industrial aesthetic - cold and minimal. The composition and production style have a post-cold wave heritage, something that has always been part of the artist's DNA but is now brandished with renewed pride.
On these two volumes of "DISSIDÆNCE" that now form one, the powerful beats and galloping sequencers translate the social and political anger of the global pandemic, and Vitalic looks into the past, channelling his love for off-kilter synth sounds, skew-whiff pads, heady refrains, distorted vocals and heavy beats.
Above all, this dancefloor marathon expresses his obsessional passion for dance music and the primal need to dance. "DISSIDÆNCE" should be taken as both a celebration of celebration and a journey back in time to an era that maybe does not exist right now, but which will - and this album is the dazzling proof - be reborn from its ashes to burn bright once more, its BPM let loose and rage still blazing, because more than ever, to dance is to live.