1-Speed Bike (CA)

Rescapé de Godspeed You! Black Emperor, le batteur Aidan Girt est loin de s'avouer vaincu et semble toujours déborder d'énergie. C'est sous le nom de 1-Speed Bike qu'il signe un projet solo bien inspiré sur l'étiquette montréalaise Constellation, inaugurant le nouveau millénaire avec la sortie de son premier EP Droopy Butt Begone. Proche des Broklyn Beats, avec qui il partage une certaine esthétique, Aidan s'amuse à sortir d'autres farces musicales telles Looks Like Velvet, Smells Like Pee sous son autre pseudo Bottleskup Flenkenkenmike.Avec sa longue carrière de batteur, il est facile de retracer son obsession pour la rythmique qui semble au centre de sa musique. Mariant à merveille les beats et les atmosphères planantes, Aidan démontre aussi un goût prononcé autant pour les sons triturés qu'aériens, son mélange bien dosé se révèle assez expérimental et peut provoquer un étrange état de transe ou une envie irrépressible de bouger. Mais ceux qui ne sont pas prêts pour l'expérience se contenteront de rire ou de réfléchir aux discours politiques qu'Aidan, en agitateur pacifique, aime injecter à sa texture instrumentale, rajoutant encore une dimension inattendue, pleine d'humour et d'ironie.

NOCTURNE 2

Society for Arts and Technology [SAT] 25/02/2009

Survivor of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, drummer Aidan Girt is far from admitting defeat and even appears overwhelmed with energy. Under the guise 1-Speed Bike, he's realized an inspired solo project on the Montreal label Constellation, inaugurating the new millennium with the release of his EP 'Droopy Butt Begone'. Close to Broklyn Beats, with whom he shares a certain aesthetic, Aidan also sustains his amusement by releasing other musical farces such as 'Looks Like Velvet, Smells Like Pee' under his other pseudonym Bottleskup Flenkenkenmike. With his lengthy career as a drummer, it's easy to retrace his obsession for rhythm, which figures at the centre of all his music. Marvelously melding beats with suspended atmospheres, Aidan also demonstrates a pronounced taste for lighter sounds as well as those more distorted. His heavily blended dose of these sources comes off quite experimental, and is capable of provoking a strange trance-like state or an irrepressible urge to move. But those who aren't ready for the experience will be content in smiling or thinking about the political discourses Aidan, ever the peaceful agitator, likes to inject into his instrumental texture, adding an unexpected dimension full of humor and irony.

Discogs

  • I Am A Pretzel On A Stealth Mission To Kill The President
  • El Gallito
  • Limp Penis Mini-CD
  • Klootzak Keizer
  • Someone Told Me Life Gets Easier In Your 50's
  • A Swimmer In The Ocean Is Not Afraid Of The Rain
  • Redux
  • Pashto Translator Needed
  • Robbery
  • Exhaust
  • Sand From Water
  • (SIC) - The Broklyn Beats 7" Series
  • Song Of The Silent Land
  • Giggles In The Dark - Lesbians On Ecstasy Remixes
  • Recyclist
  • We Know You Know
  • Exhaust
  • Sings Reign Rebuilder
  • Fight To Win!
  • We Know You Know
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