Rone & Flavien Berger – Polichinelle

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In March 2020, the sudden halt of shows with the National Ballet of Marseille and the dance collective (La) Horde at the Châtelet Theatre Paris left a void that prompted Rone to invite a few of his friends to sing along to his music. From these life-saving collaborations, a musical refuge was built; an essential Rone album to be released this Spring. This new opus was made in collaboration with some of the most talented and inspiring artists as Odezenne, Georgia, Jehnny Beth, Dominia A, Laura Etchegoyhen, Alain Damasio, Mood, Flavien Berger, Yaël Naim, Malibu, Camelia Jordana, Casper Clausen, Mélissa Lavaux and Roya Arab. The project has been illustrated by Corinne Rey aka “Coco” (Charlie Hebdo, Les Inrockuptibles…), who designed the cover and a collection of drawings to be discovered together with the music. Flavien Berger and Rone are two artists whose frames of reference overlap as much as they clash. The first brings back the sounds of electro-pop by drawing inspiration from the French pop songs of the 80’s as well as from contemporary electronic music producers, cultivating an offbeat persona that has made him a strong and singular personality in the French scene. The latter tends to focus on musical timelessness, with his head firmly on the ground when it comes to tackling themes such as “The End of the World”, his music for “Room with A View” stands out as a portal to the waking dream. On “Polichinelle”, Berger, the genius hacker and surrealist poet derails the milky way of “Lucid Dream”, introducing the chimeras of Berghain and the comedy dell’Arte on the same deliciously psychedelic electronic backdrop. A subtle moment of uncontrolled bliss!

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