Various ‎– Circuit D'Actes 3



Kline Coma Xero Left Behind 03:24
Illustration Sonore Flying Lights 04:14
Position Parallèle Pop Mortem 03:46
Post Festum Amorf /verzió/ 02:17
Shiny Black Mater La Pelote Du Chat 03:09
Kline Coma Xero We Are Only Riders 03:28
Illustration Sonore Violence 03:45
Position Parallèle Si Je Te Croise... 04:15
Új Látásmód Fúzió A Jövonek Dedikálva 02:27
Shiny Black Mater Roses And Ashes 04:05

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LFL8 Various Circuit D'Actes 3(LP, Comp, Ltd, Num) La Forme Lente LFL8 France 2013 Sell This Version
LFL8 Various Circuit D'Actes 3(LP, Comp, Ltd, Num) La Forme Lente LFL8 France 2013 Sell This Version
LFL8 Various Circuit d'Actes (3)(11xFile, FLAC, Comp, 24b) La Forme Lente LFL8 France 2013


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June 27, 2013
referencing Circuit D'Actes 3, LP, Comp, Ltd, Num, LFL8

La Forme Lente are stalwarts of contemporary Synth Wave. The French label has created a platform for modern artists exploring the sounds of New Wave, Minimal Synth and Analogue Pop. One of the pillars of the imprint, one of its main methods to bring new names to eager ears, is their Circuit D’Actes compilations. Five years after the first edition of this series comes the third, Circuit D’Actes 3.

As ever La Forme Lente have dug deep and unearthed some new growth talent. Kline Coma Xero introduce themselves with “Left Behind.” Beats race as arpeggios rise and fall; scorched undertones meet atonality and tear streaked vocals for a fiery first. The musings of Illustation Sonore follow. Snares are measured as synth layers are built against tinted lyrics. The track mirrors Electro Pop, catchy with a tempered energy. Position Parallèle, of Hau Ruck!, are next with “Pop Mortem.” The immediate comparison is Automelodi. It might be the vocals en Francais, but the softness of chord and gentleness of touch throw up further similarities—delicate and fragile electronics. EBM arrives with Post Mortem. “Amorf /verzió/” is a pulsating piece of factory floor soaked angst. Brittle and raw. Shiny Black Mater, formally Le Syndicat Electronique, emit the weird warblings of guitar and psyche machinery. Kline Coma Xero return on the flip for another excellent installment. Grit sits next warmth, angst beside contentedness and caustic before comfort. Illustration Sonore offer “Violence” and EBM class is the product; the vocals are reminiscent of Adult. whilst the synth tones come straight from SPK. Position Parallèle maintain their lightness of touch with “Si je te croise…,” an exquisite work of analogue laden pop. By the looks of things, Új Látásmód Fúzió may be the only artist on the compilation who isn’t French. The Eastern European drops heavy chords and guttural vocals for a dark and powerful piece. The dredging lament of “Roses and Ashes” finishes. Shiny Black Mater reinvents Ring-a-Ring-o’-Roses to a pitched back dirge.

It can be extremely difficult to see past the smoke of the Wave scene. New artists are surreptitious and imprints often clouded, some not even having websites. La Forme Lente, and their Circuit D’Actes compilations, help to navigate the listener towards gleaming aural islands and analogue ambrosia. This third installment has a focus on synthesizers, verging into EBM and Industrial in parts. Ten tracks of addictive, emotional and even grief-laden electronics. A rich and varied assortment of excellence from this French imprint.



June 20, 2013
edited over 7 years ago
referencing Circuit D'Actes 3, LP, Comp, Ltd, Num, LFL8

The third installation of the Circuit D'Actes series from Belgian-French label La Forme Lente. In keeping with the spirit of its acclaimed (and now sold out) predecessors, this new release offers a focus on modern acts (2 tracks each) as much as an overview of all things synth-based.

From Position Parallèle (Geoffroy D of Dernière Volonté) and Kline Coma Xero's dark romanticism to the self-described "No future pop" of Illustration Sonore (feat. Dasz from Dolina, Âme de Boue, Jeunesse Fantôme and Christina from Froe Char) and Új Látásmód Fúzió /Post-Festum minimalistic soundscapes or Shiny Black Mater's (former Le Syndicat Electronique) take on 19th century nursery rhyme, every track is striking evidence of the creative forces within the synth wave scene.

Mateo Gomez


June 7, 2013
referencing Circuit D'Actes 3, LP, Comp, Ltd, Num, LFL8

El sello franco belga La Forme Lente nos ofrece la tercera recopilación de secuencias sintéticas enmarcada en la serie Circuit d’Actes. Las compilaciones editadas bajo ese título se caracterizan por incluir proyectos que tienen como nexo común el uso de los sintetizadores en las estructuras sonoras de sus canciones. Canciones que tanto pueden deslizarse por matices experimentales de vocación industrial o arty como por sensaciones más melódicas encaminadas hacia el synth pop.

En esta tercera ocasión, La Forme Lente extrae de la oscuridad once canciones de proyectos diversos. Para empezar, desde California Kline Coma Xero aporta dos cortes de pop sintético (“Left Behind” y “We are Only Riders”) de remaches oscuros y bailables. Tendencia que Illustration Sonore mantiene con voz femenina al frente, sazonando con plasticidad punk a las notables “Flying Lights” y “Violence”. La fría melancolía pop se adueña del oyente con las canciones que aporta el destacable dúo Position Parallèle gracias a sus elegantes cortes de synth pop afrancesado “Pop Mortem" y “Si je te croise…”. Post Festum y Shiny Black Mater aportan al disco las guindas de minimalismo experimental con matices industriales, los primeros, y ambientalismo spoken word, los segundos. Los húngaros Új Látásmód Fúzió afilan con sintetizador cierta pulsión post punk en “A Jövonek Dedikálva” y la versión digital de la compilación añade al tracklist la participación de los norteamericanos Ortrotasce con “At Your Last Breath”.

Circuit d’Actes III alumbra proyectos que tras pentagramas sintéticos parecen acariciar musical y/o conceptualmente el término “no future” mediante sus canciones. Ya sea tras cristales de melancolía, frialdad bailable, filos abstractos o inconformismo electrónico, La Forme Lente vuelve a acertar con otra pequeña gran muestra de lo que se genera tras la no-escena-synth vigente.