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Les Friction

by Les Friction

The debut album by a band born out of the ashes of ES Posthumus can only be described as epic orchestral concept rock opera.
Genre: Rock: Rock opera
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Louder Than Words
4:44 $1.29
2. Torture
5:04 $1.29
3. What You Need
3:31 $1.29
4. Here Comes the Reign
3:48 $1.29
5. World on Fire
3:51 $1.29
6. Save Your Life
3:09 $1.29
7. Sunday
3:36 $1.29
8. String Theory
4:07 $1.29
9. Come Back to Me
3:53 $1.29
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Album Notes

Three brothers: two connected by blood and one by destiny. In our lives, we have our given family and our chosen family. The brotherhood of Helmut and Franz Vonlichten and Nihl Finch has spawned many creative works over many years.

ES Posthumus, co-created by Helmut and Franz Vonlichten, is known worldwide for its themes for sports, films and brands. In May of 2010, Franz passed, ending an era and the brothers’ band.

After Franz's passing, Helmut had two desires: the first was to preserve and continue the spirit and work of his brother and the second was to evolve into a new sound. The relationship between Helmut and Nihl grew even stronger through the loss, and the creative fire was set ablaze. For over a year the two sketched, constructed, deconstructed, reconstructed and recorded all over the globe in search of their palette using the retrosonic process. This process was used by the Vonlichtens for the ES Posthumus records and involves printing specific elements to different formats to capture and enhance their aural essences. At once, they created musical, palette, lyrical and arcing story themes of time/space/dimension travel and the universal desire to find home. It was this process that defined Les Friction.

Another brotherhood that came into play was that between Nihl and a mesmerizing singer by the name of "Paint". While vocal duties were shared in the making of this record, Paint's ability to deliver the emotional weight of the story made him the perfect messenger.



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Les Friction
The much talked about duo of the two brothers Helmut Vonlichten and Franz Vonlichten belonged to the phenomenal group with the name of E.S. Posthumus. But after the unexpected death of Franz the group broke up and Helmut channelized his energies into forming another exceptional band with the name of Les Friction. There much anticipated debut album with the same name was released on 24th January 2012.

The new album has soundtracks which would perfectly fit any kind of action flick. Basically this album is a producer’s dream as far as hardcore rock trailer soundtracks are concerned. From the instruments to the exceptionally well composed vocals the band severs all who have the right wavelength for rock music. The band les Friction is a creation of not only Helmut but also the well know trailer music composer ‘Nihl Finch’. Both the artists have put in the best of their efforts as far as this debut album is concerned on top of this the singer by the name of ‘Paint’ has also done his part in adding the catchy element to this album thus bring something new to the soundtrack world.

Even before the album’s released some of its famous soundtracks took everyone by storm. The track with the name of “Torture" was released in November and casted a spell on all the rock lovers. The track starts with a melodious music and then the vocals kick in, along with this one can actually feel the drums and the guitar coming into the picture. The song builds on beautifully without any hitches or hiccups just live a river flowing effortlessly.

The successful duo of Helmut and Nihl emerged in their former group E.S.Posthumus and is now strengthened further with the vocals of ‘paint’. A fresh and interest element has been added to their compositions which is what makes them the hot topic on many blogs and thus one of the most anticipated new bands in the world of trailer music.

There tracks such as ‘Louder Than words’ and ‘Here comes the reign’ depict the experience and professionalism exhibited by the composers. The way the tunes have been blended into each other along with the perfectly fitting vocals the tracks give a sense of completeness that has never been so well communicated in other trailer music based rock bands. The band not only caters the trailer music industry but it is a dream of anyone who is a die hard rock music fan. This is what makes this band all the more extraordinary.


Nice Album
Nice Album


A Great Album
Helmut Vonlichtens & Nihl Finchs album is a very special one. They mixed the great lyrics of singer "Paint" together with orchestral & choral sounds. "Louder Than Words", "Here Comes The Reign", "Save Your Life" & "World on Fire" are the more powerful ones; "Torture" & "String Theory" the darker and sad ones; "Sunday" & "What Your Need" the joyful ones and "Come Back To Me" is an ending which could be happy or sad.

The Album is totally worth its money; i bought it three times (Main- & Instrumental Mp3 on amazon, the CD on CD Baby & FLAC on Bandcamp). I´m looking forward to future projects of the group and i really hope they will keep the epic orchestral & choral elements. This are the elements why this group has fans - we dont need another random rock-band but we need more epic-rock-bands like Les Friction & Globus.

I hope, both will continue their great work and i hope they wont forget their epic orchestral roots.