by Alban Theys - Cédric Theys

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Alban and Cedric collaborated on this album across the Atlantic, each on one side of the ocean! With many songs started on the computer, both felt that the music could use some live instruments. Alban overdubbed some drums while on holidays in the US and Cedric added guitars, basses and Chapman Stick. They then edited and mixed the music separately, sending the files through the wires below the deep water.

Eternally devoted to the concept album and after reading a book on how doctors had worked on regenerating brain cells on WWI soldiers right after the war, Alban thought the music fitted perfectly the idea of the brain degenerating and then... regenerating. And so the titles were changed and the songs put in an order that would suggest that. So is it regenerating or degenerating? You be the judge.

This music was never played live but it begs to! You'll hear the trademark sounds of the Theys' brothers in the long tracks such as "The Darkness Falls" and "Dance of The Electrodes" but also drum and bass in "Hammering Synapses" and ambient in "Out On A Blue Lake".

Some say this album sounds like a penguin on acid eating jalapenos through his nostrils while manipulating a power-hammer and tap dancing to the beat of drum & bass, all that while being lost in the Sahara desert… is that a good description?


released July 1, 2007

- Alban Theys: Drums, Programming, Lyrics, Production
- Cédric Theys: Guitars, Programming, Basses, Voices, Production

- Xavier: grunts on (3)
- Sine: vocals & grunts on (3)

- Written by Alban & Cédric
- Mastered by Allen Corneau


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MDR is managed by pretty much just one person, owner Cédric Theys. He is involved in all releases in one way or another, usually as a musician but sometimes as just the producer.

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Track Name: The Darkness Falls
Humans are consciously unconscious of their existence
They exist in fake exit doorways
Waving a low hand hello to hell, low on sense
Sensing that emptiness means good days
That goodness means to be savage
Their brain is haze, as their looks daze
At the pillage aging the sound of age
Sagesse, wisdom, the widows of men
The windows let in the wind
Inhuman man, walking in no man's land on their hand
And I say... Dark Light.

Humans are consciously unconscious about their existence
Why do they bother with real time?
This sick tick taking a take at hate
Because it is mine?
Do they question this quest of notion to Mr. Tate?
No emotions goes with their motion
Don't have a notion with all this action
Mechanical economics
Economical mechanics
Inhuman man, walking in no man's land on their hand
And again I say... This is Dark Light.