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    'Theatre Of Cruelty' is a tribute to the French poet, novelist, actor and playwright Antonin Artaud (1896-1948), a critic of conformity and an enemy of convention, he was a true "punk" before his time. Artaud was once a member of the Surrealists, before being definitively excluded by André Breton for political reasons. The Marseille-born Antonin Artaud, trapped by his own madness, left behind an incandescent literary oeuvre of unparalleled verbal and symbolic power.

    He redefined the true role of the Theatre (of Cruelty), infused vibrant emotions, visionary philosophical reflection, indomitable verve and savage discourse into each of his texts. His taste for laudanum, cocaine and heroin did not help his psychiatric disorders, but the lucidity with which he described his mental illness and tried to contain his visible delusions through art therapy allowed him to experiment in the madhouse, leading to an atheistic form of Ecstatic Passion. His experience of shamanism among the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico in 1936 (under the influence of peyote) and the multiple electric shocks to which he was subjected throughout his life did not succeed in attenuating the force of his writing, nor the subversive content of his discourses. His ethical and aesthetic stances have made him one of the greatest iconoclasts of the 20th century. Never has a writer documented and witnessed so well the situation of a person suffering from deep depression, depersonalisation and behavioural disorders.

    Rereading his complete works during the pandemic, Pedro decided to revive his HIV+ power-noise project and compose a new uncompromising album to pay homage to this immense provocative genius (whom he had already sampled on his first album 20 years ago!). Most of his instrumentals were recorded while in seclusion and only with old Korg synthesizers, industrial sequences and shredded tapes.

    A number of artists have collaborated on this album who have meant a lot to Pedro in his last years, and who have also adored the character of Antonin Artaud, such as Marc Hurtado, member of the cult band Etant Donnés, Marc Caro, director of films such as Delicatessen or The City of Lost Children (participating also at Alien: Resurrection), guitarist Alice Botté, Phil Von (member of Von Magnet), Emmanuel Hubaut (from Tétines Noires) & Barkosina (from Years Of Denial).

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Collage of phrases taken from Antonin Artaud’s “From The Nerve Meter” adapted for HIV+ “Nerfs” by Barkosina (Years Of Denial) Nerves Nerves Nerves I have aspired no further than the clockwork of the soul. I have transcribed only the pain of an abortive adjustment. Capable of a whole pain A Beautiful pain A Dense and fleshy anguish Nerves Nerves Nerves And there is nothing left but the voluminous abysses, the immobility, the cold... Immersed in tormented noise In violent darkness Lost in the shadows of man And all at once this trickle of water on a volcano, the thin, slow falling of the mind... All I need is a single word A simple little word of no importance To speak in the voice of the prophets A word of witness A precise word A subtle word A word which for everyone else would mean nothing! Under the crust of skin and bone which is my head! Nerves Nerves Nerves I’m no longer in touch with life. I have only one occupation left : to remake myself.
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TAPE VERSION : industrialcomplexx.bandcamp.com/album/theatre-of-cruelty

Antonin Artaud (1896-1948) vécu il y a 100 ans. Auteur, poète, acteur, philosophe, dessinateur, pourfendeur des conformismes et ennemi des conventions, ce fut un vrai performer "punk" avant l'heure. De son temps monsieur Artaud fraya avec les surréalistes, avant d'être exclu définitivement par André Breton pour des questions politiques. Le marseillais Antonin Artaud, pris au piège de sa propre folie, a laissé derrière lui une œuvre littéraire incandescente, d'une puissance verbale et symbolique inégalée.

Il a redéfini le vrai rôle du Théâtre (de la Cruauté), insufflé des émotions vibrantes, une réflexion philosophique visionnaire, une verve indomptée et une parole sauvage dans chacun de ses textes. Son goût pour le laudanum, la cocaïne et l'héroïne, n'ont pas arrangé ses troubles psychiatriques, mais la lucidité avec laquelle il a décrit sa maladie mentale et tenté de contenir ses délires visibles à travers l'Art-thérapie qu'on lui a permis d'expérimenter à l'asile psychiatrique, l'ont amené vers une forme athéiste de Passion extatique. Son expérience du chamanisme chez les indiens Tarahumaras du Mexique en 1936 (sous influence du Peyotl) et les multiples électro-chocs qu'il a subi durant sa vie n'auront pas réussi à atténuer la force de son écriture, ni la teneur subversive de ses discours. Ses prises de position éthiques et esthétiques en ont fait l'une des plus grandes figures iconoclastes du vingtième siècle! Jamais aucun écrivain n'a aussi bien documenté et témoigné de la détresse d'une personne souffrant de dépression profonde, de dépersonnalisation et de troubles du comportement.

C'est en relisant ses œuvres complètes, durant l'émergence de la pandémie de 2020, que j'ai décidé de réactiver mon projet power-noise HIV+ et de composer un nouvel album sans concessions pour rendre hommage à cet immense génie provocateur (que j'avais déjà samplé sur mon premier album il y a 20 ans!). La plupart de mes instrumentaux ont été enregistrés pendant le confinement et uniquement avec des vieux synthés Korg, des séquences industrielles et des bandes magnétiques triturées.

J'ai souhaité inviter sur mon album des artistes qui ont beaucoup compté pour moi ces dernières années, et qui je le sais adorent le personnage d'Antonin Artaud depuis toujours. Ainsi, Marc Hurtado (d'Etant Donnés), Marc Caro (le réalisateur), le guitariste Alice Botté, Phil Von (de Von Magnet), Emmanuel Hubaut (Les Tétines Noires) et Barkosina (de Years Of Denial) ont apporté leur voix à mon édifice sonore en hommage à Artaud.

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"Se retrouver dans un état d'extrême secousse, éclaircie d'irréalité, avec dans un coin de soi-même des morceaux du monde réel."
-Artaud in "L'Ombilic des limbes"

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released April 2, 2021

All words & lyrics written by Antonin Artaud
All music written, recorded, mixed & produced by Pedro Peñas Robles

Vocal guests :
MARC HURTADO (Etant Donnés)
fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Hurtado

PHIL VON (Von Magnet)
fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Von_Magnet

EMMANUEL HUBAUT (Les Tétines Noires)
fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/LTNO

BARKOSINA YOD (Years Of Denial)
www.facebook.com/Barkosina.Art

Additional modular soundscapes on tracks 06, 08 : MARC CARO
fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marc_Caro

Additional guitars & drones on tracks 09, 10, 11 : ALICE BOTTÉ
fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Bott%C3%A9

Artwork : original drawing and poetry by ANTONIN ARTAUD
Design : Sebastien Lopez
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Mastering CD by James Aparicio (MUTE Records)
www.jamesaparicio.com

Vinyl & Digital Master by Fred Schouler
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