Not only is Arnaud Rebotini a superstar in his home country, the musician who owns a studio at Montmatre in Paris has also remixed tracks from Rammstein, Depeche Mode, Bloc Party and The Rapture, giving him an international reputation. With Black Strobe, his four-piece band, Rebotini stages the blues. In his own way, of course. His electronically influenced songs, which elude all clichés, typically carry titles like "Blues Fight", "Dumped Boogie" or "Folsom Prison Blues" and are just as suitable for blues purists as for followers of cultivated dancefloor sounds and, by the way, are as dark as night. The disturbing "For Those Who Came On Earth Thru The Devil's Asshole" carries particularly clearly the uncompromisingness of a Nick Cave and the slight glimmer of hope of a band like Madrugada - the two pillars carrying the sound art of Black Strobe. In contrast, "From The Gutter" stamps in the "I Was Made For Loving You" discosound. Definitely the soundtrack for the next Tarantino movie.
Top track: For Those Who Came On Earth Thru The Devil's Asshole