Jared Louche

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The front man of noisy machine rock band Chemlab turns to re-creation. The wizard conjures up a new version of one Chemlab tune ("Suicide Jag") and others by Bryan Ferry ("Into Every Dream Must Come Some Heartache"), Iggy Pop ("Sister Midnight," "Search and Destroy"), Love ("7 and 7 Is..."), and others. This is Louche's first release after Chemlab. Joining him here are such industrial music luminaries as JG Coleman (Cop Shoot Cop, Phylr), Martin Atkins (Pigface), Martin King (Test Dept, Subgenius), and others. Louche does not play an instrument but instead "orchestrated" each track. A different lineup of rock musicians each time makes reality the version of the song that Louche imagined. The most successful reworking is the sci-fi lounge-jazz of "Suicide Jag." Louche gives similar treatment to Sinatra's "Summer Wind." Who knows? Maybe Jared Louche is the first post-industrial song stylist ready for a robot-ready room in Vegas.

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