BAROQUE EQUINOX (available in 3 editions)

by Die Form

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    • Sturdy box with lid - Exquisitely and lavishly printed
    • CD: Full-length album "Baroque Equinox“
    • Vinyl: Black 180g 2x12" vinyl - High quality, super-audiophile disc – German pressing! - Plus four exclusive bonus tracks
    • Poster booklet: 16 pages - All graphics in a large format that does the imagery justice - 30 x 30cm approx - High quality art print
    • Certificate Hand-numbered
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    • Fine-Art print: - Picture on fine-art archival paper - A5 size - Signed by Philippe Fichot & Éliane P.
    • T-Shirt: Front: DIE FORM logotype and cover photo - Back: “Baroque Equinox” logotype - Print: Full color on black t-shirt - T-shirt: 100% cotton - Available sizes: S, M, L, XL and XXL

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    • Sturdy box with lid - Exquisitely and lavishly printed
    • CD: Full-length album "Baroque Equinox“
    • Vinyl: Black 180g 2x12" vinyl - High quality, super-audiophile disc – German pressing! - Plus four exclusive bonus tracks
    • Poster booklet: 16 pages - All graphics in a large format that does the imagery justice - 30 x 30cm approx - High quality art print
    • Certificate Hand-numbered

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Tracklisting CD:
01. Psychic Poison (Night Fever)
02. L'Origine du Monde
03. Hypnophonia
04. Erotic Self-Sacrifice
05. Night Session / Voyeur Tape
06. Bis Repetita
07. Flesh Memory
08. L'Oeil du Silence
09. Bio Machina
10. EquiNoxia
11. Jigoku (BlindAge)
12. Cérémonie Secrète

Tracklisting LP #1:
Psychic Poison (Night Fever)
L'Origine du Monde
Hypnophonia
Erotic Self-Sacrifice
Night Session / Voyeur Tape
Bis Repetita
Flesh Memory
L'Oeil du Silence

Tracklisting LP #2:
Bio Machina
EquiNoxia
Jigoku (BlindAge)
Wheel of Time (*)
La Nuit des Temps (*)
Cérémonie Secrète
Freedom, never die! (*)
Bio Machina Reset (*)
(*) = exclusive track for the 2LP editions


A new original sin. A new paradise. A new beginning, created by yet another ending. We all die every day, we all breathe every day. This endless duality becomes especially apparent in the works of electronic chameleon Die Form. Founded almost 40 years ago as a revolutionary live act for the both lustful and visionary BDSM scene, the infamous French artistic couple Philippe Fichot and Éliane P. to this day retained two of its essential features: their unique artistry – and their knack for throbbing club hits right on the black pulse of the present. They balance on a knife’s edge, embrace both death and life, night and day, pain and love, evil and good. It’s never just black or white for them. Instead, it’s the myriad shades of grey that rule their art. It’s the myriad shades of grey, after all, that rule our lives.
 
“Baroque Equinox” is a carnal and courageous thrust into a new age. A manifesto both showing the future and looking back at was once was. A new equinox. Night and day are alike, a metaphor that could not describe Die Form any better. Day and night, Eros and Thanatos united, even perennialy tied to each other. The one is impossible without the other, and for one sweet and endless moment it remains unclear in which direction the pendulum will swing. Only one thing is certain: It will push the masses to the dancefloor with a gripping beat and visionary electronics. Brilliantly crafted by these pioneers of electronic music, “Baroque Equinox” embraces powerful Electro and the Avantgarde, baroque’s mesmerising opulence and a sterile beat, rhapsody and brute force. Sinful night and innocent day set the stage for a work of hypnotising potency, for a panopticon of Electro, Industrial, Techno, classical music, sex or eroticism?, poetry and the Butoh theatre of the far east. Never before have peccable club culture and artistic ambition been getting along so well.
 
The times in which the French couple freely gave in to fetish and sex are equally over as their era of pure Bach worshipping which catapulted them out of the dark scene and into the consciousness of serious music lovers worldwide. Today, as a mark to celebrate this special event of a baroque equinox, they give birth to a new beast about to bestow new facets upon the world of Dark Electro. A beast with a Janus face and two hearts. A suffering human being in a post-apocalyptic dystopia, a creature carrying the untouched purity of nature in his heart and the marching beat of the industrial revolution in his mind. “Baroque Equinox” is a moment floating freely, a state that can any minute turn towards light or darkness, towards silence or chaos. Just like in one of Gustave Courbet’s ("L'origine du monde") pictures in which a hint of a looming abyss is ever present despite all aesthetic beauty, this album is a true testimony for the times we live in and yet sounds like having fallen out of time. How they still manage to pull off something like this after a staggering 40 year career? This, to be sure, will once again remain their secret.

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releases June 23, 2017

Composed, Performed, Recorded by Philippe Fichot/Die Form
Vocals & Arrangements: Éliane P.
Artwork + Photography: Philippe F.
Produced by Ph. Fichot/Bain Total ℗2017
Copyright Control ©2017 All rights reserved

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Die Form France

Since many years, DIE FORM are well renowned for creating a type of music and image in league with the art form of "multimedia intervention" (combining music, performance, photography and cinema/video).
Always motivated by their passions, Philippe Fichot and Eliane P. depict the ultimate beauty of love, at the boundary of the forbidden.
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