Metalycée: It Is Not


Ashes to ashes, dust to dust… Sound. Experiment. Avant-garde. Ashes. Dust. Metal. From a disc of fully digitally processed drum and guitar samples developed in 2003 by Viennese sound artists Armin Steiner and Nik Hummer (who as part of Thilges3 operated on the cutting edge of art, noise and politics ) emerged the project MetalycĂ©e. A telling name, which tells of cerebral hardness, of guttural fantasy. A name, which does not give too much away. Since two years drummer Bernhard Breuer, bass guitarist Matija Schellander and singer Melita Jurisic completed the experimental growth, which did not evolve without consequence: The new album “It Is Not” belongs to another, more surreal tryst, between Free Jazz, Metal and, now, to HipHop. Those who need to name genres, may add Free Rap, even HipDrone, but nobody really needs categories. Above all, what concerns MetalycĂ©e is not awkward genre deconstructions, nor aimless experimentals. The concern is the whole, sublime truth of the sound. This truth is: there are no boundaries. “It Is Not” indicates that subtlety can also be deafening, that the most intensive noise can also consist of finesse. Or, more figuratively: “It Is Not” walks with a map of the South Bronx through Norwegian swamps, cesspools of beats, geysers of noise that break into industrial mud slicks. And over all that, over little death bells and deathly basses, comes the lyric furor of Melita Jurisic: Ashes to ashes, dust to dust…

released May 12, 2009


format: vinyl
label: mosz /
cat #: mosz 020
year of production: 2008
release date: 12 May, 2009
EAN Code: 6-8907675154-4

01: Cordelia..s Song
02: Satisfy my Soul
03: It is not
04: Spiders on toast
05: The itch

01: Something Sick
02: Donal Og **
03: You promised me **
04: Jezebel

metalycée is:

Bernhard Breuer: Drums
Nik Hummer: Trautonium
Melita Jurisic: Vocals
Matija Schellander: Bass
Armin Steiner: Syntesiser

Additional vocals: Maja Osojnik

written and produced by metalycée at sakog and rochuspark 2007/2008
mixed by metalycee at soundstudio – academy of visual arts vienna
mastered by martin siewert at motone soundservices

cover design:

(c) by metalycée 2009
(p) by mosz 2009