WuW

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RIEN NE NOUS SERA ÉPARGNÉ

PROS­THETIC AT­MO­SPHERIC INSTRUMENT­ALISM FROM AN UN­LIKELY SOURCE

Parisian duo WuW are unique. Two broth­ers, both clas­si­cally trained and vet­er­ans of mu­sic en­sem­bles as var­ied as they are eclec­tic, they’ve played in jazz en­sem­bles, or­ches­tras and world mu­sic troupes. On Rien Ne Nous Sera Épargné (rough trans­la­tion: noth­ing will be spared from us) they use their con­sid­er­able ex­pe­ri­ence to con­jure an in­stru­men­tal jour­ney, recorded live. Pour Ce Qu’il En Restera is full of pen­sive pomp, a waltz through the void. Une Bar­que Sans Rames flour­ishes from min­i­mal­isim into grandiose tech­ni­colour, the record’s first five tracks an ex­pan­sive emo­tional pal­ette paving the way for the acidic in­ten­sity of À L’écart Des Chemins Fa­tigués De Nos Habi­tudes, a mad­den­ing spi­ral into caus­tic com­plex­i­ties. Rien Ne Nous Sera Épargné isn’t a metal record, but it’s a won­der­ful ex­am­ple of just how ex­pan­sive this genre is ca­pa­ble of be­ing.

FOR FANS OF: GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EM­PEROR, MAGMA, KING CRIM­SON

TOM O’BOYLE

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