Philippe Petit - Henry: The Iron Man

Getting the vinyl treatment by Aagoo is the debut album from French noise monger Philippe Petit (not to be confused with the infamous high wire walker of the same name) with his soundtrack to the imaginary Tsukamoto remake of Eraserhead he dreamt up, Henry: The Iron Man. Side one is filled by snappily titled ‘Salaryman’s Dream’, a twenty minute study in constructing a well-crafted and dense wall of sound; utilising turntables and a veritable collection of assorted sounds, Philippe slowly builds the piece up from gentle beginnings into a cacophonous yet pleasing slab of delicious noise. The second half returns to more sedate waters with manipulations of Buddha machines forming the basis of ‘In Tokyo Henry Spencer Is Fine’ but this is merely an hors d'œuvre to the final track, a deranged butchering of guitars and saxophone that most effectively taps into the psyche of Eraserhead and leaves the listener with that same sense of confusion and disorientation.



out of 10

We need your help

Running a website like The Digital Fix - especially one with over 20 years of content and an active community - costs lots of money and we need your help. As advertising income for independent sites continues to contract we are looking at other ways of supporting the site hosting and paying for content.

You can help us by using the links on The Digital Fix to buy your films, games and music and we ask that you try to avoid blocking our ads if you can. You can also help directly for just a few pennies per day via our Patreon - and you can even pay to have ads removed from the site entirely.

Click here to find out more about our Patreon and how you can help us.

Did you enjoy the article above? If so please help us by sharing it to your social networks with the buttons below...

Category Quick Fix

Latest Articles