D. Guitar Programming
Syd Ogy Vocals Programming Keyboards
CD album ref INTOX012CD
Somewhere far... far
away from everything, dark and strange. Y Front never sounded
like any of the other band around in Europe. And yes, Y Front
could have been from Des Moines, Fort Lauderdale or Vancouver,
just because their sound always been unique, unique as any
of the bands that define how Industrial Music and Electronica
is perceived today.
Back in 97 when it all started for Y Front the international
music scene was praying at Nine Inch Nails and Ministry's
feet, bringing samplers, loops and overdrived vocals to
the altar of rock. And like many others, Y Front was then
on hunt for the kings heads, recording a high energy first
album on one of the most famous indie label in France, Boucherie.
But syncronicity wasn't working out so good at that time,
besides a hell of good press and several tour in Europe
and the USA (where they play NY at the Coney Highland High
with Ramnstein), the band was going against a saturated
market and some deep band problems that reduced the core
of the unit to it's dual expression. D. and Syd Ogy.
Refreshed and free from the context that was restraining
their creativity, the duet started to write new songs, Syd
and D. moved to Paris, enlarging an already wide range of
emotions and feelings. Working late in their home studios,
letting everything go, forgetting the rules, opening themselves
to the Gods of creation. Pain, suffer, joy. After a couple
of local shows in early 2000 the duet found with Intoxygene
and Patrick Jammes (commander of the Young Gods Spaceship)
a strong enough vessel to channel their energy and focus
on their international potential. Time was right to start
thinking about recording. And time was also right to express
their musical diversity and Y Front just free what has always
been inside but never expressed with such intensity. Power
pop electronica, industrial rock with attitude, minimal
grooves, subtle arrangements... everything founded its place
in the 11 songs D. and Syd put together with the help of
Bernard Trontin (The Young Gods), rv Loos and Entonie (LTNO).
Everything produced at Relief studio in Switzerland, by
Y Front and mixed by D. himself. And from Depeche Mode,
to Killing Joke, from Chemical Brothers to Nine Inch Nails,
with a zest of Cure, and a slice of superproduction "a
la americana techno rock", Y Front realized something
that never been done with such a quality and identity. A
cosmic opera of sounds, tragic and magic, a cocktail of
dynamics, beats, huge guitars and highly emotional vocals.
Something due to last longer that the french touch itself.
Ask the Daft Boyz.
Stephane Herve for The Dead Sexy Inc. 01
Photos Muriel Delepon.
Soon Japanese Tour
Listen two extracts from their last single on the "Intox"