Pest Modern the project of the visual artist Joël Hubaut and his son the musician Emmanuel bring out their first album « Rock’ N Roll Station on legendary American label Cleopatra Records. The vinyl is edited by Meidosem Records and is released as a special limited edition with a screen-print signed by Joel Hubaut. The idea was born out of the desire to cover the cult track « Rock’n’Roll Station *», fruit of the improbable musical encounter between Jac Berrocal and Vince Taylor in the 1970s. Taking this cover version as a starting point, work began on an album, a sort of UFO circled by satellites with echoes of iconoclast retro-futurism. Mixing psycho-surfabilly guitars, Dantesque voices, feedback, sound poetry, analogue echo, electronic sounds and noises ...As Vince Taylor once said, « Everything is possible ». Rock’n’Roll Station propulses us into Beat Galactic turbulence! A french version of Suicide meets Brion Gysin! A transe-rockabilly and sound poetry shooter. Count down for a tin can take-off ! Chluppss tratchppppsss. Agragrra oro grochppps urrrrrtchhfff tfff tff. Puppppss aggrrrraaaaa.
*Track by Vince Taylor & Jac Berrocal also have been covered by Nurse with Wound
PEST MODERN – ROCK'N ROLL STATION
1 Rabbits o the Moon
2 Bouche and Bouche
3 Pest Modern
4 CKKE Epidemik
5 Rock'n Roll Station *
6 Les Insectes
7 Ligne Barbar
8 Ca va Couiner
9 Fractal Wurst Rock
Lyrics: Joel Hubaut / Music: Emmanuel Hubaut / * Jac Berrocal 5.
Special Guest Vocal Carolin Popenberg 4.6.7 / Guitar Nicolas Germain 8(el TiGeR CoMiCs GroUP).
Recording & Mixing: Emmanuel Hubaut (Except Joel Hubaut vocals by Nicolas Germain)
Out june 14, 2018 Cleopatra Records
Vinyl Edition Meidosem Records
(+ Bonus remixes by Mimetic, Scald Rougish, The Hollow man, Dear Deer, Grandchaos, Plateau Repas, Jemek Jemowit, Ad Fiction, Magritte Jaco Spaam, Oberst Panizza ...)
Joël Hubaut cuts an eccentric figure and force in the landscape of contemporary art. Breaking boundaries with his installations, videos, drawings, paintings and diverse objects, he is also known for his Performances, his « epidemik » readings and his live poetry. His is a prolific undertaking that has zig-zagged throughout France and overseas for the last 40 years. As a witness to his individuality, his offbeat energy, his « mixage » practice, and the way in which he embraces the absurd, he makes all sorts of unexpected artworks, in (or out) of the art world. Hubaut constructs trans-media exchanges and interactions, he is the mobile architect of a chaotic corpus, alive and mutant.
Emmanuel Hubaut is a singer and musician who has recorded a dozen albums and who has performed the world over with different groups. Les Tétines Noires, LTNO, Dead Sexy, EHB or Post Gods ...Post-Punk, Batcave, Industrial, Electroglam, even Experimental Noise ... a diverse range of approaches to music, born out of an open attitude to unlikely and unclassifiable collaborations. After four intense years in Los Angeles and New York, he now lives in Berlin and regularly co-organises the ElectroPunkQueer festival « Ich Bin Ein Berliner ».
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