Exposé Online banner

LFant — LFant
(Dur et Doux DD-040, 2019, CD / DL)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2020-02-12

LFant Cover art

LFant is the solo effort of Guilhem Meier, drummer of PoIL, Icsis, PinioL, Ukandanz, Pili Coit, Le Grand Sbam, etc. He plays prepared drums and the result can be summed up as self-indulgent rubbish. This album contains 14 tracks of banging, clanging, clattering, moaning, feedback, off-key singing in a can, and random sounds lasting well over an hour and is 76 minutes too long. And if I ever make it through this album, it will be 76 minutes of my life that I can never get back. The promo material says this was improvised, and it certainly sounds like it. To me it appears that Guilhem entered the studio without a plan or thought for what he was going to do, attached all manner of oddball metallic things to his drums, turned on the recording equipment, and started wailing away on his drum kit. There is absolutely nothing about this album to recommend. It is not an academic approach to prepared drums, which could have been interesting and possibly innovative. The song titles appear to be as random as the music, a term that I use loosely here — sound events in time and space: “Lam,” “Vam,” “Ram,” “Yam,” “Ham,” “Sue,“ “Jen,” “Diary,” “Bohemian,” etc. This is one album that probably only appeals to the musician who created it.


Filed under: New releases, 2019 releases

Related artist(s): Guilhem Meier / LFant

More info
http://duretdoux.bandcamp.com/album/lfant

Latest news

2020-05-15
Phil May of The Pretty Things RIP – We were saddened to learn that Phil May, lead singer and founding member of The Pretty Things, has died at the age of 75. The band's 1968 album S.F. Sorrow is one of the enduring classics of the psychedelic era, and the group existed in various forms until finally retiring in 2018. » Read more

2020-05-14
Jorge Santana RIP – Jorge Santana, noted guitarist, leader of the band Malo and brother to Carlos Santan, died on May 14 at the age of 68. Jorge and Carlos worked together on a number of occasions, though Jorge's career was centered around Malo, solo work, and with Fania All-Stars. » Read more

2020-05-06
Florian Schneider RIP – Florian Schneider, one of the founders of the pioneering electronic group Kraftwerk, has died at the age of 73. Co-founder Ralf Hütter announced that his bandmate had passed away from cancer after a brief illness. » Read more

2020-04-23
Shindig Festival Goes Lock-Down – Here's what they're saying: It's A Happening Thing! The Shindig! Magazine Lockdown Festival. In our days of no large gatherings of people, maybe it's still possible to have a music festival. Shindig! Magazine is giving it a go with a multi-artist streaming extravaganza on Saturday April 25. » Read more

2020-03-24
Bill Rieflin RIP – The sad news reaches us today of Bill Rieflin's death. Rieflin was best known as a drummer in bands ranging from post-punk to industrial to indie-rock to progressive rock, including work with The Blackouts, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, Swans, Land, and King Crimson. Rieflin had been battling cancer for several years, and succumbed to it on March 24. He was 59. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Niacin - Niacin & High Bias – The cover of the first Niacin shows the venerable Hammond B3, a creature of legend. So you get an idea what you are in for. Who is Niacin? I think this would be called a "pet project" where...  (1999) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues