Louis Minus XVI is a band from Lille, France. Instruments used are drums, bass, alt sax and tenor sax. 'Kindergarten' is their second album, after 'Birds and Bats' in 2011. On this album, they present a number of compositions, five to be exact, and each one is as strange and unsettling as the previous one. Blending free jazz and noise rock, these guys have come up with something that might just be a massive blast live.
Opener 'La Marche' brings back memories of bands like Zu and Dead Neanderthals. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if this song would be a blast when played live at a festival like Incubate. The constant repetitive pounding and harsh sounds of the whole even brought the phrase 'The Godflesh of jazz' to mind. That should give you some indication. 'More Friends' takes on a bit more of a jazz approach and is somewhat calmer that its predecessor.
Personally, I can't stand 'Sugar Od' as it's way to free jazz for my nerves. Yet, I do know that some people will definitely regard this one as their favorite on this album, especially of course the die-hard free jazz fans. But then I prefer the wall-varied and quite beautiful 'Columbine's Twin' or closer 'Bain Atlas'. Those songs might appear often on playlists in this households. So yes, check it out, try to get used to it. You might be pleasantly surprised...