Michael Rancic, Chart Attack, September 9, 2016
Érick d’Orion created another immersive sound experience, but in the sense that the sounds he made enveloped everything within reach. D’Orion performed behind local gallery L’Ecart… Lieu D’art Actuel, looping and then layering passages taken from metal records. The first few layers of loops were discernible, but after a short time, the resulting sounds were as maximalist as metal can get, like the sonic equivalent of grey goo. He simultaneously nullified the genre while also adhering to its most basic rules: the performance was still loud, heavy, and abrasive, hinting at an imagined future.