Billions of Comrades
Rondate

 

DATA


Label
Black Basset Records
Format
CD/LP/Digital
Release Date
March 10 2017
Territories
FRANCE, UK, IT, GAS

TRACKLISTING


1. Echidna
2. Minor
3. Posse
4. Rondate
5. Moak
6. Torche
7. Sheval

MUSIC VIDEO


ABOUT THE RELEASE


Three years after the release of their critically acclaimed debut album Grain, Tubize, BE, band Billions Of Comrades are back with a new album, Rondate.

These new tracks show the band’s rougher edge, while also presenting the band at its most mature and experimental.

The band describes the concept of Rondate as « an impulse, that bit of energy needed to break free from a cyclical situation, to evolve and to move on. »

To wit : the album’s opening track, “Echidna« , brings light to the band’s dark universe: a progressive track somewhere between new wave and post punk. From there, the second track “Minor” effortlessly melds math-rock and electronic music into a new, addictive entity.

For Rondate, Billions of Comrades continued to work with the same team as Grain : a collaboration with Black Basset Records and producer Gilles Mortiaux. But while Grain had been defined by the band’s intense touring, Rondate was written spontaneously, relying on the in-studio chemistry between the band’s members.

Indeed, the “playground” — as the band likes to define every recording session — has allowed a more instinctive approach. “It’s the second time we have worked with Gilles, and we know we can trust his judgement”, say the band. « There were so many unknown factors to tackle when we entered the studio that we decided to 100% trust his judgement. With Gilles bringing his own understanding of our work to the fore, even we were surprised by our own tracks« .

Featuring sophisticated instrumental work and a fresh sense of urgency, Rondate presents Billions of Comrades as an eclectic modern band with a powerful edge over its musical peers.

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