Camisole is proud to unveil another part of the french cold wave history with the reissue of “Paroles Absurdes” LP by White Pain.
Hailing from Lyon the band began as a duo with Patrick Saveau and Patrick Gravier in 1984.Active figures in the underground scene of their city, they played some gigs and even had their own show on the local radio station.They developed a small following around them and recruited other members to record this album in 1986.
“Paroles Absurdes” is driven by the feeling that you can’t escape your fate. Saying Words that you sometimes regret but you feel to be true.This testimony infuses this whole album.However, positive assumptions flow from time to time and left their more pop appeal roll into some songs.
This reissue also includes the first two tracks of the group only released on tape in 1985.As a duo, White Pain was a synth and drum machine band inspired by early 80’s german pioneers like DAF or Din a Testbild.They used to have a raw, powerful, and dark sound quite unique in France at this time.”Vienna” is probably the best way to resume their first intention.