Drawing from Post-Punk, Black Metal and Industrial, French producer and live artist, Maxime Fabre, has risen to acclaim under the Crystal Geometry alias, returning to his roots in the warehouse rave scene of the 90’s and industrial music, fusing Belgian EBM influences with post-modern, modular-engineered Techno. At its core, the project is built around an evolving analog modular synth, accommodated by haunting live vocals and abrasive distortion. Fabre’s live performances transpire into an all-out assault on the body, marching through dystopian territories, manipulating sounds into menacing frequencies. Equally punishing extended hybrid and DJ sets have given further scope and context to the alias, building weight throughout the global circuit of clubs, warehouses and spaces.
After a number of high-impact earlier productions, Crystal Geometry signed to Adam X’s Sonic Groove in late 2018, with the “Red Faith Militia” EP - a ferocious four-track vinyl release that explores the brutalities of the former Eastern Bloc and ruling Communist government. Following Fabre’s debut on the label , his second work for Sonic Groove rose to acclaim in 2019 with “The Cyber Heresy” EP - a military-grade vinyl continuing a wake of destruction across dancefloors. Crystal Geometry’s third release for Sonic Groove marked the opening of 2020, with a ten-track, full-length album entitled “Senestre”. The album furthers the alias’ interest in socio-political themes, laced with metallic synth lines and commanding vocals.
Following on from releases through Sonic Groove, Crystal Geometry made his mark on SNTS’ imprint, Sacred Court, in 2020 with the four-track “Samain” EP. The record served as further confirmation that Fabre sits at the forefront of only a handful of artists continuing to push boundaries into uncharted sonic waters.