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Life's Decay - Dysrieuses (2009)

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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.


released November 1, 2009

- 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


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Life's Decay Paris, France

Life's Decay is a duo band, based in Paris, France.
Since its creation, six main albums were born together with an EP, a rare tracks album and a Vinyl disc.
Lyktwasst started the project at the beginning of 2003, realizing everything from the concept to the accomplishment. In 2005, he began working with Alea, feminine singer and lyric writer.
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