Kreng is Belgian Pepijn Caudron, who provides the strings and battery of found sounds, supplemented on this release by a pianist (Satie-esque flickers and prepared sounds) and percussionist (ominously ticking rhythms, hellish kettle drum), ghostly voices and weeping women (this was never going to be an easy listen, was it?). He works closely with the theatre company Abbatoir Ferme which explains the dark and twisted theatricality on show here. At times this sounds like Ennio Morricone or Bernard Herrmann scoring a horror movie directed by David Lynch; on other occasions it heads even further out into the avant-classical territory of a Ligeti or Grisey. Three pieces are knitted together into the brooding “Suite Voor Scenes Met Mist”, a nightmarish, brass-bottomed, clanking crackle which slowly dissolves to leave solo violin. Mixed in with the album’s black rumble are disturbing vocal samples: a man accuses a woman of being the devil (to be fair to him, she probably was), a blues singer wails “oh lord!”, and that woman weeps…it all adds up to something that will leave hideous, slow-healing scars in your mind.
It's very hard to think of any singular points of reference, but there are elements here that remind us of György Ligeti, Cliff Martinez, Moondog, Arvo Pärt, Arthur Lipsett, Deathprod, Bernard Herrmann and Dictaphone - while really sounding very little like any of them. "L'Autopsie Phénoménale De Dieu" is an incredible, utterly mesmerising collection of pieces that we have little doubt will entice, seduce and terrify you in equal measure and, needless to say, comes to you with our highest possible recommendation.
It´s a vinyl rip, so is not broken into tracks. Sorry