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Geins't Naït was founded in Nancy, France, in 1986 by Thierry Merigout and Vincent Hachet, both students at the Architecture School of Nancy. A year later Laurent Petitgrand joined the band. Their sound is often described as an equivalent of bands like Einstürzende Neubauten, Coil or Test Dept., but Geins't Naït is not pure classic Industrial. While Geins't Naït offers rough pieces of music as an extension of its punk attitude, Petitgand refines them to create some musicality within the post-industrial collages, adding guitars, piano, and classical instruments. Geins't Naït and Laurent Petitgand sharpen sounds, giving them a kind of balance and density and ensuring that the musical language evokes a deep experience. Their music is raw and fascinating, and largely influenced by Surrealists and Situationists. Their early albums were released by French label Permis De Construire, with G.N. being the first, released in 1986. It features two long tracks which have been carefully remastered for this first ever CD re-issue. G.N. is the start of a re-issue programme for this phenomenal band that is still going strong. Full tracklist: 1. 1234567 2. 12. Price: € 18,-/copy incl. worldwide shipping.

1234567 zaczyna się od zdubowanego bitu, łączącego radiowe komunikaty z kościelnymi chórami. Potem uderzają gitary i bębny, wnosząc złowrogą wokalizę. Następnie muzyka skręca w stronę hipnotycznego electro, zanurzonego w fabrycznych odgłosach. Całość wieńczy industrialny tribal, uzupełniony radykalnie przetworzonymi głosami.
(Nowa Muzyka, August 2021)

It starts off with a snippet of live punk rock, which is suddenly cut out for inside aircraft cockpit recordings - over this, we get a growing in detail beat scape - which starts with steady electro tom hits, and a pumping-yet-subdued horn bass line. As we move on warbling male choirs are added, as are strange noise layers - but just when you think what youre going to get, things switch - we first get chipmunk like vocal chants over a quirky industrial-slightly-light punked musical back. Before fairly soon slipping into a blend of snapping electro beats, low key electronic jittering and drill textures, compressed bassline - and most strange these sort of roaming sing-song robot-like chanted vocals, with the addition of creepy whispering elements here and there - talking about been spanked and liking icecream. Then just before the tracks done, we have cut out/shift into a few other strange field recording drops, and more pairings of beats, bass, and oddness. (...) Before this reissue, Id never heard of the Geinst Naït project, and I must say I was very much taken by what I found on GN - and I think you will be too, if you enjoy electro and industrial fair, with a distinctively odd/ surreal edge to it.
(Musique Machine, October 2021)

I noticed that the music is very well produced, this is not some low budget recording from the mid-80s. What is typical of the time is the industrial music setting, even when it opens up with a brief rock passage, the music diversifies in spacious rhythm boxes passages, heavy rock passages, obscured drone sounds (locked in the dishwasher again, as a label boss called it at the time) and Esplendor Geometrico inspired industrialism. I would think the music is a heavily varied bunch, connected by darkness, another typical hallmark of the 80s.
(Vital Weekly, February 2022)