Sixty two minutes long, the record has eight long tracks: la porte du chãos, peu importe si elle m'aura aveuglé, Un temps périt, Comme si ça s'arrêtera... – Stone, I tear apart my blackened wings pt1, I tear apart my blackened wings pt2 - Sun, Mis à mort, Mis à nu and Chuter. With very subtle aggressive outlines and a primordially strong atmospheric momentum, that has on the verge of its ominous sensibilities very intricate and well-devised harmonies, that oscillates between the obscure reason of a universe perpetually lost in the demise of dying melodies and the ascendant anguish of a dream virtually created to make you see beyond the line of an eternally fading horizon, [∞] can be described as a precious monumental epic, destined to make the world stare to the subgenre in a very different perspective.
The music of Borgne, especially on this work, with the simple and very suggestive title of [∞], has a somewhat philosophical nature, that showcases on the preeminent anger of an inhuman purulence the ambivalent inquisitive moments of a more poetic outlook on life. Despite the predominance of aggressive moments, the reflexive, pure and crystalline side of Borgne’s music gives to its atmosphere the innocence of a forbidden serenity, lost in the sincerity of a dream that seems destined to float forever in the distant haze of the dubious darkness of the human mind. There is a refined delicacy even in the most hostile passages of the group’s music, that knows how to filtrate wisely the monumental splendor of human sensibility at the melodic gracefulness of exceedingly designed rhythmic intonations, which makes [∞] a glorious masterpiece, that deserves to be fully appreciated, each and every moment of it. If I would have to highlight the tracks that impressed me the most, this would be I tear apart my blackened wings pt1 and Chuter – the fifth and eight, respectively –, despite the fact that the entire album can be considered an unprecedented milestone.
The album captivates the listener already in the first few seconds. As the music becomes an extension of the listener’s perception of the world around him – as the album progresses, with its astoundingly sophisticated and severely elegant passages, sidelined by eloquent, dense and brilliant monumental harmonies – this album is a pleasant surprise, that slowly reveals itself to be a very unique feature in the history of the industrial black metal subgenre.
Evidently, a very formidable, audacious and inextricably excellent album – both in the creative and technical levels – Borgne elevates the industrial black metal subgenre to an art category by its own merits, being able to seduce an entirely new audience, that ignores the strength, the qualities, the artistry and the insurgent sensibilities of this wonderful subgenre.