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COMA is the twenty-fourth release of When Day Chokes The Night and has been recorded as if it were the original soundtrack of two works :

De Meester en de Reus aka The Master and the Giant (1980). Between documentary and fiction, De Meester en de Reus approaches the topic of the rivalry in the creation: a first God created the world, a second God destroyed it to build one new, better. Myth and reality meet in this film that puts in scene two different universes: a man and a woman in a neighborhood in demolition of Amsterdam, and images of the life in the confines of the tunecian Sahara. Written by Johan van der Keuken in collaboration with Claude Ménard.

The depression and the deterioration of Pierre Guyotat's physical and mental culminated, in December 1981, in a coma. This adventure made the French writer write the book COMA (2006).

COMA is release TaSe-27 on Belgian label Tape Safe. The track BEYA is released on Tape Safe compilation TaSa-06.

The sound of COMA is as slow and painful as numb and introspective.


« Grande Night » is the hexaptych covering from 2011 to 2016.

1. (slow drowning in the lights of devotional and cold) MATIERE NOIRE – 2011
2. Into Infinite Winding – 2013
3. Coma – 2013
4. Lumière noire – 2014
5. Death and the void – 2015
6. Night, after night, after night – 2016

These six albums tell the musical story of "Grande Night". The story of a drowning into the night, more than 5 hours of music spread over 24 pieces into 6 albums.

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"Une profonde mélancolie se dégage alors de Coma, soufflant une légère brise par une exécution en retenue. La notion de temps s'efface, ouvrant la voie à un champ où l'intimité n'interagit plus qu'avec elle-même."


released July 7, 2013




When Day Chokes The Night Lille, France

ambient, cold ambient, liquid music, modular synthesis, repetitive, soundscapes, textures

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