IGORRR – Spirituality and Distortion (2020)

Gautier Serre (born June 5, 1984), better known by his stage name Igorrr, is a French musician. Under the Igorrr alias, he combines a variety of disparate genres, including black metal, baroque music, breakcore, and trip hop, into a singular sound. Serre is also part of the groups Whourkr and Corpo-Mente. In 2017, the Igorrr project became a full band with the addition of vocalists Laurent Lunoir and Laure Le Prunenec, and drummer Sylvain Bouvier.

Igorrr’s sound combines breakbeats, heavy metal riffs, extreme tempo changes, and operatic singing coupled with screaming/growling, among other elements, to create what AllMusic describes as “an intense, disturbing, and undeniably distinct experience”. The project’s musical sources include black metal, death metal, industrial metal, progressive metal, classical music (especially Baroque music), Balkan music, breakcore, and trip hop. It has provoked labels such as “Baroquecore” and has been described as Dadaist.

In a 2017 interview, Serre said of the origin of Igorrr: “It started when I was a teenager looking for a band or an artist destroying all the limits of music, a band able to bring what all the boring mainstream bands could not bring.” Serre listed classical composers Frédéric Chopin, Johann Sebastian Bach, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and Domenico Scarlatti, alongside contemporary acts Taraf de Haïdouks, Cannibal Corpse, Meshuggah, Aphex Twin, Mr. Bungle (as well as other Mike Patton projects), and Portishead as influences in the early days.

01. Downgrade Desert (00:00) 02. Nervous Waltz (04:23) 03. Very Noise (07:46) 04. Hollow Tree (09:33) 05. Camel Dancefloor (12:40) 06. Parpaing (15:53) 07. Musette Maximum (19:29) 08. Himalaya Massive Ritual (21:48) 09. Lost in Introspection (28:54) 10. Overweight Poesy (33:51) 11. Paranoid Bulldozer Italiano (39:41) 12. Barocco Satani (43:28) 13. Polyphonic Rust (47:05) 14. Kung-Fu Chèvre (51:22)

Igorrr “Spirituality and Distortion” available now. Buy Here: https://www.metalblade.com/igorrr

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