French electronic artist Rone shares new single “Ginkgo Biloba,”
Room With A View is due 4/24 on Infiné
Rone is known for his long list of collaborators, such as Greta Thunberg, Bryce Dessner (The National), Saul Williams, KAZU, Battles, etc.
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Today, Rone has released “Ginkgo Biloba,” off of his upcoming album, Room With A View. The Ballet National de Marseille troupe’s 20 dancers recently performed an entire show based around the record. Room With A View is due out on April 24th via Infiné.
About the performance: In a marble quarry, machines work, cut and polish the rock. In this place outside the world and behind his machines, Rone sculpts large electronic and emotional landscapes that he offers to a group of dancers. If sculptors worked the marble to “free the human form within the block” (Michelangelo), the performers dance to escape the white immobility of the stones, stand up to scrutinize the infinitely human contours of a disaster foretold and contemplate the very possibility of its beauty.
The world premiere took place on March 5th at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Rone wanted to work with the (LA)HORDE collective, which will be responsible for the staging and choreography, with the twenty dancers of the Ballet national de Marseille.
Watch a teaser for the dance performance here
About the album: Rone is electronic producer Erwan Castex and his fifth album is titled Room With A View, which marks a major moment in the Frenchman’s career. The album was produced alongside a live show commissioned by the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris and developed together with choreography collective (LA) HORDE and 20 dancers of the Ballet National de Marseille. Inspired by discussions of collapsology and climate change, Room With A View offers food for thought on how to deal with one of the most pressing issues of humanity.
Room With A View sees Rone returning to his musical roots and the set-up of his early albums: purely electronic, solitarily conceived without any musical collaborators. The production of the corresponding show inspired the album and vice versa, one fed into the other. Room With A View works perfectly as a standalone album, that comes with a more serious goal than mere musical innovation.
Room With A View
[Click here to pre-order] Street Date: April 24, 2020
1_Lucid Dream – 04:54
2_La Marbrerie – 06:22
3_Sophora Japonica – 02:47
4_Ginkgo Biloba – 03:31
5_Nouveau Monde – 06:45
6_Room With A View – 03:31
7_ Le Crapaud Doré – 03:30
8_Liminal Space – 04:05
09_Human – 06:55
10_Babel – 04:18
11_Esperenza – 04:22
12_Raverie – 07:56
13_Solastalgia – 04:00