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Mirapolis, the fourth album of French electronic music producer Rone is set to be released on 3 November 2017 on the InFiné label. The twelve tracks each are in their own way a slice of life of the `creatures´ residing in a utopian city carefully built by Rone.

The cover artwork designed by French film and music video director Michel Gondry, reflects the offbeat dimension of this new album. Mirapolis illuminates electronica, short-circuits dancefloor mechanisms and shakes up the indiepop genre. With a similar modus operandi to the one he used for his debut album Spanish Breakfast, which he produced solo in his attic room in Paris, Rone searched for isolation and travelled to Brittany and Baie de Somme to sketch Mirapolis.

Brest, capital of the Finistère, is the first track taken from `Mirapolis´ to be unveiled online from 13 September. This gripping 3-minute instrumental track can be likened to a tightrope walk perfectly balancing between visceral and cerebral spheres, acoustic and electronic, organic and analog. A heady but simple little loop takes off on the aerial strings of the Vacarme trio, swirls with the metronomic rolls of John Stanier's drums and dissolves blissfully in the Tohu Bohu of the machines.

 

 

Besides Battles' drummer and Gaspar Claus' trio on this track - all part of Rone's memorable concert at the Philharmonie of Paris in January 2017 - Rone has also opened wide the doors of his exciting new Mirapolis to his long-time friend, Bryce Dessner (The National guitarist), spoken-word poet Saul Williams, Israeli electro-pop sensation Noga Erez, Blonde Redhead vocalist Kazu Makino, Basque chorus girl band Botsgehio, and London singer-songwriter Baxter Dury.

 

TRACKLISTING

1 - I, Philip

2 - Lou

3 - Faster 

4 - Spank

5 - Switches

6 - Origami

7 - Wave

8 - Brest 

9 - Everything 

10 - Zapoï

11 - Mirapolis

12 - Down For The Cause 

 

RONE ON TOUR

16.09.17 - Nuits Sonores - Brussels - Belgium

07.10.17 - Razzmatazz ­- Barcelona/Spain

20.10.17 - Fleda Club ­- Brno/Czech Republic

11.11.17 - Steel Yard ­- London/UK

16.11.17 - Bam - Metz/France

17.11.17 ­- Astrolabe - Orléans/France

18.11.17 - Chabada - Angers/France

22.11.17 - La Belle Electrique - Grenoble/France

23.11.17 - Gaskessel - Bern/Switzerland

24.11.17 - La Rodia - Besançon/France

25.11.17 - La Laiterie - Strasbourg/France

30.11.17 - Cargo - Caen/France

01.12.17 - Le 106- Rouen/France

02.12.17 - La Carêne - Brest/France

07.12.17 - Rockstore - Montpellier/France

08.12.17 - L'étoile - Avignon/France

09.12.17 - Le Fil - Saint Etienne/France

13.12.17 - Trianon - Paris/France

26.01.18 - Rock School Barbey - Bordeaux/France 

27.01.18 - Bikini - Toulouse/France

19.01.18 – Westerunie – Amsterdam /Pays-Bas

31.01.18 - Transbordeur - Lyon/France

02.02.18 - Liberté - Rennes/France

03.02.18 - Oasis - Le Mans/France

08.02.18 - L'autre Canal - Nancy/France

30.03.18 - Le Lieu Unique - Nantes/France

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