Pppzine (webzine) Nov. 07
At home, I've got a schlorg. It is quite old, it is green, but
he still is my faithful friend after all those years. When it
is hungry, we carry out the ritual : I take a big bowl full
of fresh blood, I add a few milk teeth from a mexican baby and
some petals of rose ; I turn the TV on and I freeze on a
frame showing Michel Drucker. Then I put the schlorg on my shoulders
and I put Double Nelson's latest album at a very loud volume.
What follows next always happens the same way : the schlorg
goes into a trance, its rough tongue entwines around my cerbellum,
and, with its sharp fangs, its penetrates my brain. My head starts
crackling with laughter while my limbs fidget about. The schlorg's
eyes roll upwards and we both start singing our heads off.
He who has never lived through such a moment cannot enjoy Double
Nelson's albums. So, as their records are hard to find, although
they've been aplenty for 20 years, go rush and enjoy, the survival
of your schlorg depends on it.
Positive Rage (webzine) Feb. 08
Twenty years in action, seven albums at the slate, the eccentric
Double Nelson proceed with their nightly ride, even if they have
to « push the car ». Double Nelson are way
beyond. At this level, keeping on doing such a deranged and personal
music is either vice or sheer passion. I personnally tend to chose
the second option, and this, to our greatest delight. The DN go
forward at their own pace, in their landscape, far from the glitter
or fashionable haircuts. They do it themselves at home, grind
up the sound, stretch out the rhythms, knit their stories. With
them, Alan Vega's Suicide becomes happy, open to the
world, even laidback. The industrial influences have never produced
so many smiles on the listeners'faces.
Yet, the method of the duo from Nancy is simple, almost obvious :
they don't imitate, they create. Their references may be dark
and tortured (Suicide, David Lynch, Residents, Snakefinger), they
are cheerful and got rid of hang-ups. They create a universe inhabited
by strange creatures, Elvis reborn, men in underwears, housewives
and lots of pals who stopped by to have a drink. As usual, the
Double Nelson invite us to a peaceful trance, well off any known
trend, to a kind of unaffected friendliness and sixteen tracks
later we're bound to wait impatiently for the next drink in their
living room, even if we have to push the car. Advised UFO.
A twenty-year carrier, seven albums, the duo from Nancy hasn't
been idling since its creation, dynamiting rock music through
totally nuts experiments, a sound universe for mutants of the
third generation, a swampy music that grabs your guts and scorches
you from the inside. As if Tom Waits had decided to put the volume
on full blast and jam with the Melvins for a boisterous voodoo
491 (Lyon) Dec 07
If, like me, you lamentably missed the duo from Nancy when they
played at the Riddim Collision festival at l'Epicerie Moderne,
don't feel too piqued since they've had the delicacy to leave
behind them their latest album entitled « Pousser la
voiture ». A seventh in 21 years of service (stations),
without changing their line of conduct : get under way, take
drastic action, spoil the setting in a sound universe close to
Double Nelson feeds on an enormous groovy and post-indutrial bass
sound coupled with dry and clockworklike drums enlivened with
various metallic percussions ; add to this matrix an endless
supply of homemade sound effects, half mutant voices coming from
a nuclear plant, or weird sounds of an uncontrolled origin and
so on And here you are wayfaring into strangeland where the noise
is taken between the crossfire of an interstellar war, with a
slight late 70s psycheldelic touch.
Too bad for the easy-listening or its popish sisters, the futuristic
tribal dance produced by Double Nelson brings us nearer to the
end of the world but with a smile !
As for the invitation of the duo : « Let's get
drunk and go naked » you can't but take it literally.
Unite your strength to David Vincent's to « push (Double
Nelson's) car » ; you will then have to
run away from a world that is already ruled by pains in the neck.
Longueur d'Ondes (Bordeaux)
Difficulty doesn't always rhyme with poverty. Thus « Pousser
la voiture » drives us towards real disorientation.
This seventh DN album beats like a good DIY sound scheme remixed
by Gyro Gearloose. Without the help of a record label, the duo
elaborates nutty records that keep on being unclassifiable. The
kind of UFO that gives white hair to the Phd reviewer of math-rock
magazines ! Double Nelson engulfs the Residents, Can, Funkadelic,
Devo-you complete the list as it can be filled endlessly-and themselves.
The duo has stirred up an expertise in electroïd wandering.
Unlikely trash shambles that could illustrate loony comics or
animation films ; contagion gives good pitch.
This hypnotic and funky psychedelic sound will drive you round
the scenery, all aboard !
Translations at work :
07 Oct. 18th
.... lively funk industrial punk, between Miss Kittin and
Fiery Furnaces (for the underground sound couple) and Prince ("Roll
me now") for the slightly carried-away groove-machine, robotic
"à la Vega" at its terminal stage, yet fleshier
Octopus (webzine) Nov. 07
...... arty rock, electro clash, ... lounge trash ..
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