Self-descripton of the band: "La Merde combine fact and fiction in an anachronistic collage of the past into a contemporary creation of sound and image."
A friend recommended La Merde from Belgium to me. I was instantly smitten and immediately asked the band if I could offer their debut tape via Opus Abscondi. Their music reminds me of everything that was good about the first generation of so-called "neofolk"-related acts. However, they seem very fresh and new to me. Maybe this is because of their deep sense of satire (of themselves and of the "scene") while being dead serious in their artistic vision. This is a combination I have always been very fond of.
This is their debut on music cassette that was released on 2 November 2018. It is mind-blowing. Definitely a reason to buy a cassette player if you do not own one.
Au Nom de Dieu
La Danse Macabre
Das Symbol des Menschen
Good Mourning Reverberations
Das Lied des Selbstmörders