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Vinyl Box DISSIDÆNCE Episode 1 & 2
Vitalic returns with a fifth album, which has been released in two volumes.
"DISSIDÆNCE", the title of which is a whole story in itself – is an album that the producer describes as a return to the roots of his sonic identity,
a kind of reinterpretation of the rock energy of his early albums.
EPISODE 1 - RELEASED ON OCTOBER 15th 2021
The first volume of “DISSIDÆNCE” is a sort of concentrated resume of his strengths from the past twenty years, whether it's filthy,
head-spinning tornado tracks or synth-laden love songs for a summer's day.
With "DISSIDÆNCE" Episode 1, whose powerful beats and galloping sequencers translate the social and political anger of the global pandemic,
Vitalic looks into his past and channels his love for off-kilter synth sounds, skew-whiff pads, heady refrains, distorted vocals and heavy beats dripping with sex and sweat,
but above all his obsessional passion for dance music.
"DISSIDÆNCE" should be taken as a celebration of celebration,
time-travel to an era that may not exist right now, but which will - and this album is the dazzling proof - be reborn from its ashes to burn bright once more,
in all its raging glory.
A1. Haute Definition
A2. Rave Against the System (feat Kiddy Smile)
A3. Lost Time
A4. Danse avec moi
B1. Cosmic Renegade
B2. 14 AM
B3. Boomer OK
EPISODE 2 - RELEASED ON MARCH 4th 2022
After the release of DISSIDÆNCE Episode 1, warmly met with both critical and popular success, Vitalic keeps his promise and returns with a second instalment, 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.
DISSIDÆNCE Episode 2 opens with Sirens, a towering tornado of synths and sweat, followed by Dancing in the Street, The Void and Light is a Train, sparse techno boiled down to its essence - mechanical, cold and alarming.
Tempering this hostility are moments of grace and poetry like Marching, Friends & Foes and Winter is Coming, both melodic and melancholic.
A two-pronged project masterfully orchestrated by Vitalic, a strange cosmic voyage of implacable energy.
A2. Dancing in the Street
A3. Friends & Foes
A4. The Void
B1. The Light is a Train
B3. Winter is Coming