Haircut

by Toc

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Mohan Thomas
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Mohan Thomas Just what I needed.
Michael Mueller
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Michael Mueller What a brutal, delicious beast of an album!

Yes, I suppose it's jazz, but it rattles and shakes with finely tuned aggression.

A casual listen to this would likely be a horrible experience, but if you give it your full attention, it is borderline hypnotic, like an ever-shifting, half-polyrhythmic-half-arythmic raga of epic proportion.

Drums, guitar and keys, thrashing about with propulsive intent, ever lifting in intensity.

This album is a trip that is guaranteed to raise your pulse. Favorite track: Half Updo.
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about

When Toc deals with hair, it’s not about splitting them ; the three musicians are closed enough in their quest of the ultimate sonic brushing. Toc seeks, cuts, equalizes, and often uncurls. Its research is slow and progressive, repetitive and insistent, with electrified energy, always built in the moment. Neither permanent nor straight, the music waves, makes loops, gradations and colors.

After a try into wildlife documentary (“Le Gorille“ - 2009), then into dance (“You Can Dance If You Want“ - 2012), Toc untangles it all, plays the density and the organic, daring the trance in a joyful and catchy tension.

credits

released December 10, 2014

Recorded live at la malterie on May 19th 2014 by Peter Orins. Edit and mix by Peter Orins. Mastering by Gabriel Séverin at Laboratoire Central / Brussels. Graphic design Jérôme Minard.

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Toc Lille, France

Free hypnotic pop punk, post-rock, jazz-core … Disturbing, orgiastic and communicative, Toc is unclassifiable, but shakes the feet and heads.

Jérémie Ternoy : Fender Rhodes
Ivann Cruz : guitar
Peter Orins : drums

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