PERRINE EN MORCEAUX an unclassified solo project by French artist Perrine Bailleux. Her current show and album to come RIEN (meaning ‘nothing’) is composed as one continuous restless hardpop opera. She produces uneven electronic soundscapes out of repetitive & polyrhythmic skeletons made of concrete sound recordings, she works with unsynchronized hardware loop machines, a Kaosspad, a Casio SK1 and an mbira, and uses sounds from Gristleism sound.
Incarnated and direct, as utterly melodic as it is inhabited, her voice deploys political poetry and metaphysical anecdotes about time.
Self-taught musician, singer, composer, performer and writer, she signs music, albums, videos, graphics and shows. She has performed more than a hundred PEM concerts in Europe, self-released 2 albums [album n°0 ESSAIS EMISSION (2009, CD) and album n°1 CONTRE LE FUTUR (2011, USB pill)], and her third album RIEN (LP, Lentonia Records) will be release in March 2016.
Perrine’s music has been described as “Kraut-Pop-Opera” and we think that sums it up properly. Perrine reminds us of everything we love about Nico, Throbbing Gristle, and Bjork without sounding like anyone but herself. She creates swirling analog textures that pulse through changing rhythms. She also uses her voice as an instrument, layering herself with different effects, singing in different languages, so as to create a overall wall of sound. We are thrilled to present Rien in North America as the first New Los International release, a series of collaborations that we have planned with like-minded labels across the globe.