Opening track "Le tombeau hindou" caught me instantly as a great rolling analog jam. Like a less clean sounding version of the kind of stuff Carlos Giffoni has been doing recently, Maxime Primault (performing under the name Enfer Boreal) is really letting the oscillators loose.
The tempo drops on the first track and lets the sound really pan all over the channels and then gets into insect chatter, back to fat oscillations and there are still ten more minutes to go.
Maybe I don't listen to enough of this head trip synth stuff, but this guy is killing it with the difference in tones and textures he's wrangling out there. It veers into ambient without calling to mind the recent New Age endevours that have been filling up blogs. The second and third tracks sound like slow bombs rebounding against the ground and scrapes of metal or glass against each other in some weird echo laden version of space respectively.
Boreal's final track "Zero infini" sounds menacing from the get go. It rattles and shakes like the ghost of Marley practically climbing on the walls towards your bed until about the halfway point, where it dips into an underwater submarine sound. The sounds bump as much as move, slowly and then lays back into a bed of dripping synths.
I'm not sure if the rest of the disc catches up with that opening track, but the work is great. 7/10 -- Andrew Murdock Livingston (17 June, 2009)