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The Babel Inside Was Terrible (2009)

by We Insist!

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    Comes with 5 stickers; artwork by Martin Verdet

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Déjà Vu 04:49
Oakleaves 05:12
In A Maze 05:39
Dead Dog 03:49


We Insist's 5th full-length album "The Babel Inside Was Terrible" is the result of just over one year's intense, hard work. The second for label Exile On Mainstream Records, TBIWT received worldwide distribution through both Southern and Differ-Ant (France).

After recording 2007's “OH! Things Are So Corruptible” at Black Box Studio with Peter Deimel (Chokebore, The Kills, etc.), this incredibly talented producer once again worked vigourously with We Insist!, recording and mixing the album in just 3 weeks. The final result of this shared labour brings us a tense album slightly on-edge, encompassing more grief and darkness than ever before. All this is blended on a sheerly overwhelming level of musical craftsmanship which leaves you breathless (electric saxophone, experimental effects, keyboards). Highlights on the album really jump out at you like "Oakleaves", while others tracks formed the milestones of live performances from 2009-2013, such as "Custom Device" and "Deja-Vu".


released September 14, 2009

Etienne Gaillochet: drums and vocals
Julien Allanic: bass
Julien Divisia: guitar and vocals
Eric Martin: guitar
François Wong : saxophones

Recorded and mixed by Peter Deimel at Black Box Studio


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We Insist! Paris, France

After hundreds of concerts, extensive touring in Europe and 5 albums, WE INSIST! have from the very the beginning shared the same desire to battle for new musical ideas. These ideas and goals are the main reasons for their uncommon longevity: WE INSIST! is more than a rock band, it’s a genuine musical project.

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