ALBUM DESCRIPTION :
Dysrieuses is the sixth official album of Life's Decay. It follows its evolution towards a completely acoustical orchestration, this time, nevertheless, with a much more aggressive and dynamic music than in the previous album Eklaasera. In addition to classical instruments such as the cello, the piano or the violin, the bass part is more important as well as the guitar recorded in a more or less saturated way. An organ, even more saturated, is played in some parts. Small atmosphere instruments such as the harmonica, chimes, or a xylophone are also present and so are the industrial drums, the martial percussions as well as many experimental sounds made from pieces of metal or other various objects, all representing a very important part in the project's music.
Dysrieuses is carried by the feminine voice and its eclectic lyrics, both dark and poetic, always written in French. Moving between or playing with the instruments, the voice goes sweet or turns into a more violent energy.
It is getting hard to describe swiftly the personality and originality of Life's Decay's music which sounds both modern and of all times, digging into old times or possibly invented ones. It is certainly going through a range of musical influences like classical music, industrial music, even pop-rock, but it remains globally dark, experimental, tinted with ambiances at the same time martial, poetic, steampunk or deluxe-retro.
As in the previous editions, everything has been entirely achieved by Alea and Lyktwasst : the music as well as the design and the texts decorating the booklet.
Life's Decay is a French project, based in Paris. It was born at the beginning of 2003. Lyktwasst is the author.
Since its creation, six main albums were born : a CD named "Art Decay Extremism" in 2004, the album " Anleva " in 2005, "Lysselia" in 2006, "Szilentia" in 2007, "Eklaasera" in 2008 and "Dysrieuses", the new available album since november, 2009.
Until 2005, Lyktwasst was alone in the center of the project, realizing everything, from the concept to the accomplishment. Since, he is now working with Alea, feminine singer and lyric writer. In 2008 she also started to work on the music with Lyktwasst by introducing classical acoustic instruments.
Life Decay has the will to create a personal universe, musically and visually, influenced by eclectic universes : dark classical acoustic music, steampunk industrial, experimental pop-rock...
A big musical evolution occurred between the first album "Art Decay Extremism" and "Dysrieuses".
Lyktwasst and Alea unites their passion of the music and innovation to offer different albums from one to another, invested and anchored in their own universe.
The graphics has a huge importance in the project. Lyktwasst creates artworks made of only full black and white which establish a " retro - luxury " universe. Music and visuals are completely connected. He also realizes all the photos, music videos, web sites etc....
Lyktwasst created the label " Abstraktsens Produktions " in 2004 to assure the production, the promotion and the distribution of Life Decay. All the CD and the other productions of the project were released on this label.
- Music : Acoustic guitar, bass, violin, accordion, trumpet, organ, drums and percussions.
- Visual : All Artworks, Photography, Videos and Websites.
- Sounds : Composition & Recording
- Abstraktsens Produktions : Production, Promotion & Distribution.
- Text : All albums and tracks titles.
- Feminine Voice / Lyrics.
- Music : Acoustic piano, cello, harmonica, carillon, xylophone, percussions and experimental sounds.
- Sound : Composition, Recording & Mix.
- Abstraktsens Produktions : Promotion
- All track Lyrics since Lysselia
2009 - “Life’s Decay – Dysrieuses” CD
[ 12 tracks, 45:45 minutes ] [ released : 01/11/2009 ]
2008 - “Life’s Decay – Lakasteasya” CD
[ 12 tracks, 47:00 minutes ] [ released : 10/12/2008 ]
2008 - “Life’s Decay – Eklaasera” CD
[ 12 tracks, 51:30 minutes ] [ released : 22/09/2008 ]
2007 - “Life’s Decay – Szilentia” CD
[ 12 tracks, 50:30 minutes ] [ released : 15/09/2007 ]
2006 - “Life’s Decay – Lysselia” CD
[ 12 tracks, 62:30 minutes ] [ released : 06/06/2006 ]
2005 - “Life’s Decay – Anleva” CD
[ 12 tracks, 64 minutes ] [ released : 01/08/2005 ]
2004 - “Life’s Decay – Art Decay Extremism” CD
[ 13 tracks, 62 minutes ] [ released : 01/11/2004 ]
2003 - “Life’s Decay – Human Art Decay [first suicide]” CD
[ 3 tracks, 19 minutes ] [ released : 20/07/2003 ]