Black Meat​/​Looking for Dr. Benway

by Héliodrome

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Black Meat 04:03


7" originally released by Luana Records (Switzerland), in 2011.

This 7″ is inspired by the work of William Burroughs, especially his book Naked Lunch. It’s also kind of a tribute to the Beat Poets that travelled to Tangier (like Burroughs, Paul Bowles, Byron Gysin, etc…). There are rather dark moments throughout the song «Black Meat», but never without at least a little sign of light and hope, while «Looking For Dr Benway» contains more confidence regarding what will happen anytime soon with an almost funky bass line. Downtempo storytelling without words.

You could say it’s a meeting of styles, two compositions you probably wouldn’t guess were done by the heads of Héliodrome, or «super limited 7inch of intense instrumental mindfuck. Welcome to the Interzone».


"Montreal quartet with an instrumental single in praise of William Burroughs and the Tangiers lifestyle in general. What results is psych-spattered neo-dreamy avant rock with Morrocan overtones." - Byron Coley, Wire.


released January 1, 2011

Khyro: clarinet, electronics, effect pedals
Eric: electric bass, micromoog
YPL: electric guitar, effect pedals, mpc
Scott Da Ros: programming

Mixed and recorded by Scott Da Ros at Spaacemoon Snoowcaat Studio in Montreal


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Héliodrome c’est la rencontre du rappeur Khyro (ex Atach Tatuq/Traumaturges) et du multi-instrumentiste YPL en 2006. La rencontre également du rap et de la musique expérimentale d’une façon encore jamais vraiment explorée. Au fil des ans, Héliodrome s'est transformé avec l’arrivée d’Éric Gingras, Pierre-Guilhem Roudet au trombone et Samuel Bobony aux drums. ... more

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