Le Moderniste, a well-established act in the Rhythm’n’Noise scene joins HANDS in 2013 with this album whose title implies the roughness that’s indeed a predominant feature of every Le Moderniste track, and of course you can expect a number of lean and mean weapons for Industrial dancefloors. But also the album has a lot of variation and complexity to offer, with atmospheric interludes, dismal undertones and changes of rhythmic pace. Misanthropic entertainment at its best!
Laurent Delogne has been active under the Le Moderniste moniker for a while already, and the 2011 album “Tohuwabohu” (on Le Petit Machiniste) was very well-received. The album provides roughness on the surface alright, and works in a conceptual structure.
Taint / Infect: An eponymous headline for tracks 1-5, providing a steady buildup, luring the listener into Le Moderniste’s dark spirited world. Dismantle / Annihilate: Tracks 6-9 are dedicated to rhythm frenzy. If you’re looking for club food, you’ll find it here. Raise / Evoke: The thrilling centerpiece and outro of the album, tracks 11-17, which carry a stronger experimental note, an almost psychoactive aura.
“Too Rough Is Never Enough” is an album that surely doesn’t reveal all its facets upon first listen – repeated exposure is recommended to fully appreciate all the details that appear within the framework of the album concept. What’s most important, while a lot of it appears to be negative in attitude, you very clearly feel that this is album Laurent Delogne's own private monster, very much heartfelt and sincere. So, do you dare to let it grow on you?