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Le livre des merveilles

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Le livre des merveilles
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Les chevaliers qui apparaissent
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La souvenance d'Achille

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At the time of civilisation collapse, only the bold pave the way. Back to basics. Let us give CHROMB! a certain sense of responsibility : through this fourth album, entitled Le Livre des Merveilles, the quartet appears in a new light. Washed of their sins.

Off with the worn out fusion-prog, the ten notes per second that were the trademark of the Lyon-based musicians, now the approach is radical and the demonstrative varnish fades away in favour of "knowledge". This same "knowledge" the XIIIth century cleric and knight Gervais de Tilbury praised in his Livre des Merveilles wich the band draws his inspiration from, even borrowing entire dizzying fragments.

This is how CHROMB!'s heroic gest unfolds ! The four tracks, inspired by a fantasized mythology that J.L Borges would not have disavowed, let eventually the light come through... Between medievalism and futurism, the lyrics in French, make use of playful hermeticism and smash the rules to pieces. Less acidic, more structured, the style asserts itself, more and more epic as it is ornament-less.

Labyrinthine tales with sinuous vocal parts here, a noisy symphony there: with Le Livre des Merveille, the incredible gives way to the fabulous…
Then, in the distance, the truth bursts out.

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releases March 27, 2020

Léo Dumont
drums, percussion, objects

Camille Durieux
Keyboards, synths, vocals, composition (4)

Lucas Hercberg
Bass, synth, vocals, composition (1,2,3)

Antoine Mermet
Alto sax, delay, synths, vocals, composition (3)

Jérôme Rio
Recording, mix and mastering in September & October 2019 at Studio Pierrefilant,

Benjamin Flao
Illustration

Judith Saurel
Layout

Clément Dupuis
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CHROMB! Lyon, France

CHROMB! is a quartet with strings, reeds, 88 keys and drums in, wired on 220volts, making rock with no guitar, distorted jazz or chamber music for sick kids and emotive adults.
CHROMB!'s music is heartfelt more than brain-made, has no prohibition and is the prisoner of no specific style.
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Track Name: Le fleuve Brison
Dans les régions du fleuve Brison naissent beaucoup d'éléphants et bien des curiosités.

Le Nil grossit le fleuve Brison. La terre ainsi inondée devient fertile grâce à lui.

Dans ces mêmes régions du fleuve Brison naissent des bêtes aussi rapides que des chevaux mais elles ne leur ressemblent pas. Elles ont des pattes de lion trente pieds de long, douze pied de large, une grande taille et si l'on veut poursuivre ces bêtes elles se couvrent en fuyant d'une sueur de sang. Elles sont complètement inoffensives et portent le nom d'hippophages.

Il existe une autre île sur le fleuve Brison où naissent des hommes sans tête qui ont les yeux et la bouche sur la poitrine. Ils mesurent douze pied de long, sept de large et la couleur de leur corps est semblable à l'or le plus brillant qui soit.

Il y a là aussi des hommes comme des singes qui s'enfuient dès qu'ils entendent du bruit. Ils ont huit pieds, le même nombre d'yeux et une paire de cornes. Qui voudrait les tuer devrait être bien armé. Oui.

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