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“The river that everything drags is known as violent, but nobody calls violent the margins that arrest her.”
This quote from Bertolt Brecht is the best way to portray FLEUVE, the devastating new album of belgian outfit THOT. After a decade of challenging its music across several albums, EPs, videos, alternative versions, remixes and european tours, the gang lead by Grégoire Fray is going to bring a breath of fresh air in the industrial-rock and post-rock genres. Produced by Magnus Lindberg (Cult of Luna) and engineered in live circumstances, FLEUVE features 9 songs built around a powerful drums/bass/guitar trio, on which passionate vocals, heavy synths, clarinet laments and bulgarian choirs melt together perfectly. Thereby, FLEUVE is a luminous ode to the european continent and its cultural history, to nature’s immuable inspiration, to women and transcendance. FLEUVE is due 20th of October 2017 on Weyrd Son Records.
released October 20, 2017
Music & lyrics written and arranged by Grégoire Fray
Recorded by Magnus Lindberg at The Apiary Studio Recording (Laval, France)
Sound assistance by Amaury Sauvé
Mixed and Mastered by Magnus Lindberg at Redmount Studio (Stockholm, Sweden)
Grégoire Fray: guitar, lead vocals, piano.
Gil Chevigné: drums and percussions
Dimitri Iannello : bass synth
Arielle Moens: vocals
Clarinet on Rhone, Rhein & Bosphore by Samuel Theze
Guest vocals on Bosphore by Claudia Chiaramonte
Violin on Bosphore by Catherine Graindorge
Guest vocals on Volga by Frédérique Rochette
Additional vocals in Vltava by Eamon McGrath & Amaury Sauvé
Artwork by Anne Fontenelle & Antoine De Schuyter
Deep and honest songwriting, a bunch of great songs without that extra "sophistication" found in the Synth Pop/Wave scenes. A grower of an album, totally replayable. Groovy, sexy and a bit minimalist in some way. Bardo Morales