1997 – present (20 years)
Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, Grand Est, France
Ex_Tension is French duo composed of Vincent Gendrot alias Vxt (composition, programming) and Pierre-Yves Hohmann alias PY (Composition, samples, noises). Since 1997 from their laboratory in Strasburg, the band has honed their craft, their works falling in a determined Industrial aesthetic with a dense and hypnotic style, tinted by technoid sounds and dark atmospheres.
With early compilation appearances such as Johan Van Roy (Suicide Commando)’s ‘DeC0der‘ and M-tronic‘s ‘Table of Elements 2.0‘, the successful EP releases ‘Needles‘ and ‘Desert‘, the CDr release of their first full length album ‘Freedom‘, plus many live appearances alongside such artists as Haujobb, Dive, The Legendary Pink Dots, Punish Yourself, This Morn’ Omina, and Clan of Xymox, Ex_Tension soon emerged from obscurity to fully pursue their vision. In 2009, their first full-length CD album ‘Legacy‘ was released by the revered French label M-tronic and planted Ex_Tension firmly into the worldwide rhythmic Industrial music scene.
With a nostalgic grip on early rhythmic Industrial styles, Ex_Tension injects a modern and mesmerizing complexity into their sound that seems to perfectly harness the adrenaline and cerebral contrast that continues to captivate their listeners.
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