After two fiery albums, Silence Slowly And Madly Shines in 2017 (Alter K) and Private Meaning First in 2019 (Vicious Circle / FatCat Records), the members of The Psychotic Monks have never ceased to impress us with their maturity and determination to offer a singular stage and discographic presence.
Their 3rd album, Pink Colour Surgery, is announced today for a February 3rd 2023 release on Vicious Circle / FatCat Records. The album is produced by Daniel Fox of Gilla Band and composed in part by improvisations, and arrives as an act of resistance to the ambient violence. Disconcerting at first sight, this new opus operates in the dark a surgery of the ethics which is fleshed out of pink for a staggering metamorphosis. Its very structure embarks us entirely in an initiatory trip full of secret corners, provided that we accept to dive into it, to plunge into it.
Check out the video for the blistering first single “Post-Post-,” out today on digital services.
“At first, Post-Post- seems to be like a 2-in-1 song,” the band says. “But in fact, it’s more like the two sides of the exact same coin, where the one part cannot exist without the other. It’s about one’s relation to their body and feelings, how to interact with other people and how to deal with them in a post-romantic, post-social, post-covid, post-post- world.”
The video is directed by Clara Marguerat, who had previously directed music videos for the The Psychotic Monks with “Closure” and “Isolation,” and features a performance by the french drag king artist Nixe Amère. The first half of the video depicts a modern representation of the Nixie tale, and the second half shows a woman with a plague doctor mask exorcising things she has inside of her through liberating actions. Themes about one’s relation to their body and how to interact with other people in a post post- world are abound.
Yet radical, Pink Colour Surgery work is truly accessible to those who immerse themselves in it in depth. One is unceasingly hypnotized, shaken, because its soul flirts dangerously with a furious and oppressive trance. How then the journey becomes addictive, letting yourself slide from one track to another, sometimes struck, sometimes set ablaze with an unexpected epiphany, because its light irradiates us. Live their music is an intimate, sensory experience, whose deflagration is still received long after.
Pink Colour Surgery is like a hidden room in a house that we have never entered before, and the possibility of feeling good there is not excluded.
The Psychotic Monks – Pink Colour Surgery
Fat Cat Records
Release Date: February 3rd, 2023
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