Seven years have passed since we saw the last signs of life from this headstrong project – with Ten Hymns for Sorbetière… Axiome return triumphantly and unmistakably. C-drík Fermont and Olivier Moreau (Imminent) present an aural landslide of amazingly dense sounds, heavy beats and menacing, freezing atmospheres, choosing coldness and ice as a central theme for the album.
Splicing genres like idm, acid, rhythm & noise, dark, brooding electro infusions and techstep to an insane hybrid, these Hymns mark a perfect syncrisis of simplicity and complexity. Accelerated technoid rhythms are perfectly interfused with powerful percussion laced with hard, deftly sequenced melodic structures and combined with a retreat to insistent, repetitive analogue bubblebath-esque electronic textures. A mélange of force and beauty that is rarely matched by anyone else.