Fragment.

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fragment. (official capitalization) is a French band set up in Lyon by Thierry Arnal in 2005, became a duet end 2015 with its last album "Nothing Will Ever Be The Same": Thierry Arnal (guitar, vocals, machines) and Pascal Bertier (bass). Split up in 2016.

Since its creation end 2005, fragment. (Thierry ARNAL) has released many EPs, LPs and audiotapes in Italy, Belgium, Japan and Canada. Juxtaposing heavy guitar sounds and weightless vocals in a mix of drone, shoegaze, metal styles, Fragment. has melt its 2 main influences, Godflesh and Low and quickly imposed its name as the best French alternative to Jesu.

After its conspicuous release in 2010 of the «Bittersweet» split CD/LP (Denovali Records) with Iroha - an Andy Swan’s project including Jesu and ex-Final members -, fragment. released «Home» in 2011, a 2 track album lasting 50 minutes, in collaboration with Nicolas Dick from Kill The Thrill.

In the Paris region, at the end of 1994, Thierry Arnal & Pascal Bertier recorded a first album in their home studio in early 1999. The project named "Dogma" and was be available for free download on the group's website in 2001. Thierry settles in Lyon and at the beginning of 2005, he decided to re-record titles "alone" under a new Fragment. project (for him Fragment being only a part of Flex). Two albums and one EP are released, available on Achive.org. These are just drafts of a 4 track EP "Cavity" under the patronym "fragment." Between 2006 and 2009 fragment. sort “Cavity” EP (CDr), “Monolith” LP (CDr), “Towards The Surface” EP (CDr), “Fragment” LP (CDr), “The Game Is Over” EP (CDr) on different labels and sort a compilation in August 2009 in Japan "Is Your Truth Carved In The Sand?" on the label HAPPY PRINCE is the first official release. In relation since 2008 with Craig Pillard (Methadrone, Disma), they released the "Astray" split in England. Craig will invite Thierry to participate in the 3rd Methadrone album "Better Living (through chemistry)" which will be released at Consouling Sounds in Belgium in 2009. In 2010 Andy Swan (Iroha) longtime friend of Justin Broadrick (Godlesh, Final, Jesu) and ex member of Final will propose a collaboration in the form of Split "Bittersweet" and will be released by Denovali Records in Germany on CD and vinyl ". 2010, fragment. attack the writing of the EP "Home" 2 long titles for a duration of 48 minutes which will be released by OPN Records in France, Nicolas Dick of the French group Kill The Thrill will master and record guitars for the occasion of the guitars on "Home".
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Albums

CKLD03 Fragment. - Monolith album art Fragment. Monolith(CDr, Album, Ltd) Cuckold Productions CKLD03 France 2008 Sell This Version
LSR 001 Fragment. - Astray album art Methadrone / Fragment. Methadrone / Fragment. - Astray(CD, Album, Ltd) Locust Swarm Rex LSR 001 UK 2009 Sell This Version
CON005 Fragment. - Fragment. album art Fragment. Fragment.(CDr, Album, Ltd) Consouling Sounds CON005 France 2009 Sell This Version
DEN49, den49 Fragment. - Bittersweet album art Iroha & Fragment. Iroha & Fragment. - Bittersweet (Album) Denovali Records, Denovali Records DEN49, den49 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
OPNCD0016 Fragment. - Home album art Fragment. Home (Album) OPN OPNCD0016 France 2011 Sell This Version
OPNCD0020 Fragment. - Temporary Enlightenment album art Fragment. Temporary Enlightenment (Album) OPN OPNCD0020 France 2013 Sell This Version
none Fragment. - Nothing Will Ever Be The Same album art fragment. Nothing Will Ever Be The Same(7xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Atypeek Music none France 2016

Singles & EPs

cd.01 Fragment. - Cavity album art Fragment. Cavity(CDr, EP) Not On Label (Fragment. Self-released) cd.01 France 2007 Sell This Version
none Fragment. - Towards The Surface album art Fragment. Towards The Surface(CDr, EP, Ltd) Not On Label (Fragment. Self-released) none France 2008 Sell This Version
XC007 Fragment. - The Game Is Over album art fragment. The Game Is Over(CDr, Mini, EP) Xcrocs Records XC007 France 2009 Sell This Version
none Fragment. - Wordless1 album art fragment. Wordless1(5xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Not On Label (Fragment. Self-released) none France 2010
none Fragment. - Divided album art Fragment. Divided(2xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Not On Label (Fragment. Self-released) none France 2010
none Fragment. - RMX album art fragment. RMX(2xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Not On Label (Fragment. Self-released) none France 2013
none Fragment. - Nothing Will Ever Be The Same album art fragment. Nothing Will Ever Be The Same(3xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Atypeek Music none France 2016
none Fragment. - [fragment. Reshaped] album art AMANTRA, fragment. AMANTRA, fragment. - [fragment. Reshaped](2xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Not On Label (AMANTRA Self-released) none France 2016

Compilations

HPPR013 Fragment. - .. Is Your Truth Carved In The Sand? album art fragment. .. Is Your Truth Carved In The Sand?(CD, Comp, RM) Happy Prince HPPR013 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
TERR038 Fragment. - Everything Comes To An End album art fragment. Everything Comes To An End(9xFile, FLAC, Comp) Terranean Recordings TERR038 France 2012
none Fragment. - Dead End / Final Chapter album art fragment. Dead End / Final Chapter(8xFile, MP3, Comp, RM, 320) Not On Label (Fragment. Self-released) none France 2019

Miscellaneous

Wl040 Fragment. - .. album art Fragment. / .cut featuring Gibet Fragment. / .cut featuring Gibet - ..(Cass, Ltd, C30) [walnut + locust] Wl040 Canada 2010 Sell This Version