few weeks after the release of the single "Finvus" and the session filmed at the Freehouse studio in Brussels, Monolithe Noir unveils today Balafenn" and announces the release of their next album Rin on August 26th on Capitane Records.

Balafenn, "butterfly" in Breton, shows melancholy at its most glorious and epic. Balafenn evokes a impulse, the vital desire to cross the seas without having the possibility or the strength to do so; the dream of an elsewhere without its possible fulfillment, the weight of existence constantly catching up with us.

Monolithe Noir brings the metaphor of balafenn to life through a title that slowly unfolds, gaining momentum under the swell of an old harmonium. The jerky rhythm played by the ARP Odyssey gallops on a jingle of hoops, punctuated by a grainy bass then hurdy-gurdies, crunching and pressing.

The video for "Balafenn" was shot in one day, with a camera and two friends (Antoine Plaisant, actor, Yannick Dupont, musician in Monolith Noir) at Cap Blanc Nez on the Opal Coast in west of France. Something is slowly woven between these two lost characters. As their bodies relax, they become aware of their mutual existence to synchronize in an aerial choreography, towards the final climax that seals their friendship.

Watch the video HERE

About Black Monolithe

Passed by the inevitable rock groups, hardened by projects with ambitions and increasingly extended universes (the group Arch Woodmann, in particular, which he piloted for three albums), Antoine Pasqualini puts all his already fleshed-out musical biography working for Monolith Noir. Unpredictable by nature, surprising by choice, his music escapes the hackneyed adjectives that segment our record collections, but happily digs into well-marked repertoires: from prog to ambient via electronica or folk, digging passage through the hidden treasures of Italian library music. Without ever hiding behind a screen of artificial complexity, it is above all aimed at us, directly. Kubrick would be proud.

Listen to "Balafenn" HERE
Watch the video of "Balafenn" HERE

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