[reviews] afe042lcd
peter percept: pilgrimini

chain d.l.k. []
webzine, italy, september 2003

First of all, a great psychedelic layout featuring artwork by Mathieu Desjardins - the front cover shows two wicked children on their way to amputate the leg of an oozing frog - and I suspect it's a Bufo Alvarius, judging from the content of this CD.

Sure Andréas Marchal/Peter Percept (he's also been active as Autistre and Captain Stéphanie, see the Afe back catalogue) has some lysergic plug in stuck somewhere.

"Pilgrimini" sounds, to desperately try a description, like Residents recorded by Stock, Hausen & Walkman or People Like Us - then Aphex Twin shows up with his tank and throws some goofy rhythm here and there.

This is some very out there, surrealistic collage of beats & bleeps, cheesy vintage key sounds and found voices scattered all over. Sometimes it's as subtle as a nursery rhyme, sometimes it's hangover-heavy.

This is the typical CD I end up liking though I don't really like it, mostly because I boast of good taste. But come on, how can you lose with titles like "I got the prolapsus", "Christ me baby" or, better still, "Mon amour de mierda" (best track, by the way)?

Be prepared for indigestion and foul breath after listening, though.

[Eugenio Maggi]