FASHION IS A DIRTY WORD
Edition of 300
Somewhere somebody is dancing in black and white silence, crying to a thumping beat. The sound that is creeping up behind them is BeNe GeSSeRiT. The project of Belgian innovators and couple, Alain Neffe (who has been running cult label Insane Music for decades) and Nadine Bal, BeNe GeSSeRiT land equally between dance music, sound collage and digital séance. Beyond the countless alias' of the Neffe empire, Alain is credited to putting out bands such as Algebra Suicide, Merzbow, and others like those in his compilations, "Insane Music for Insane People".
Featuring some songs fueled by an 80's dance floor sensibilty and others so far away and isolating they dare you to try to dance. Many of the tracks are so unrecognizable they don't register as songs, just flashes of sound accompanied by titles ripped right from the pages of a southern novel, and vocal performances just as haunting. Other GeSSeRiT releases have been previously released on Minimal wave, Cherry Red, and Stroom, but Domani Sounds proudly presents Fashion is a Dirty Word as their debut release, reissued for the first time since its initial release on Dead Mans Curve in 1987. The sounds on Fashion is a Dirty Word still as foreign and captivating as they were then. Like a strange land slide into an indistinguishable future past, gathered here as one.
All music composed, arranged and performed by
Alain Neffe and Nadine Bal