French post-rock band, BRUIT≤. presents a new live video performance through an exclusive premiere hosted by Decibel Magazine. The breathtaking performance is issued less than three weeks from the release of the band’s captivating debut album, The Machine Is Burning And Now Everyone Knows It Could Happen Again.
The debut BRUIT≤ album The Machine Is Burning And Now Everyone Knows It Could Happen Again features four sprawling and expansive movements which show the unit investigating new realms of creative exploration and auditory emotion. Produced by La Tanière and Elusive Sound, the album was recorded in several studios across France – Le manoir de léon, La Tanière, and L’imprimerie – after which it was mixed by Clément Libes at La Tanière and mastered by Alexis Bardinet at Globe Audio Mastering and completed with artwork by BOBBY, Mehdi Thiriot, and Sebastien Blanchot.
The new BRUIT≤ video is a live recording of the song “The Machine Is Burning,” the eponymous title track to the band’s impending debut album. The performance was recorded last November in the Gesu church in Toulouse, France, on the day the country was fully re-confined; overwhelmed by the impact of the second pandemic wave. It was, therefore, in a gloomy and anxious atmosphere, obtaining permission to shoot that very morning, that the band recorded this “bruit” (noise) that broke the newly deafening silence of the dead city.
During filming, the group had the pleasure to be accompanied by a brass section from the Capitol National Orchestra and the organist Wanying Lin, who plays on the incredible organ of the Gesu church built by Cavaillé-Coll (the organ stradivarius). “The Machine Is Burning” illustrates the fragile last moments of a system that is burning at its hottest. From the first fumes to the blinding blaze, the listener is gradually overwhelmed and consumed.
In this search for progress built on a rise in intensity, the group attempts to reach the highest peaks and the most encompassing atmosphere. “How far will they go?” is a question they wanted to generate in the listener, and which is directly linked to the feeling of today’s world. The venue was the perfect setting to accomplish this experience, with the four musicians of BRUIT≤ taking advantage of the naturally resonant acoustics of the neo-Gothic building.
With their unveiling of the new performance, Decibel writes in part, “…the performance looks and sounds stunning, shot in a way that truly captures each performer’s movements and nuances… the video does not feel like a rehearsal or shoddily-arranged livestream but a well-planned performance that makes the best out of coronavirus restrictions and a bad year for live music.”
Immerse yourself in the spectacular BRUIT≤ performance of “The Machine Is Burning” first only through Decibel Magazine at THIS LOCATION.
The Machine Is Burning And Now Everyone Knows It Could Happen Again will be released digitally on April 2nd, 2021, with a vinyl version set to follow shortly thereafter through Elusive Sound. Find digital preorders HERE and watch for vinyl preorders and more to post shortly.
Stand by for further updates on BRUIT≤ to post over the weeks ahead.
BRUIT≤ \Ëˆbrü-Ä“\ [French for “noise”] is a post-rock/modern classical quartet from Toulouse, France. Emerging from the ashes of several pop bands, the BRUIT≤ project was born of the desire of its members to turn their backs on the majors and return to a process of creation without constraints. Initially, the band’s intention was not to perform live but to research and experiment with sound in a studio environment. At the end of 2016, this research would result in two live videos filmed in their studio that would enable the band to make its debut on the Toulouse scene.
After this experience, Clément Libes (bass, violin), Damien Gouzou (drums) and Théophile Antolinos (guitar) composed together in search of their own sound identity and with the aim to create progressive music that subverts genre and would result in the expansion of stylistic boundaries. Consequently, during this time, the band went through several line-up changes until Luc Blanchot (cello) joined in January 2018. It was only then that BRUIT≤ truly felt complete and sure of their direction, creating emotively intense and expansive, instrumental compositions of a conceptual nature that merge post-rock, ambient electronica, and modern classical.
In July of 2018, the band signed to Elusive Sound who released their first EP, Monolith, that Fall. The band supported the release with a twenty-show tour of France and Belgium, sharing the stage with bands like Shy Low, Slift, The Black Heart Rebellion, Silent Whale Becomes A Dream, Jean Jean, Endless Dive, Poly Math, Orbel, A Burial At Sea, and others. BRUIT≤ was invited to perform at Dunk Festival in 2020, but the event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, they focused on the composition and production of their first full-length album, changing their line-up again with Julien Aoufi taking over on drums.