French electronic musician Rone is back with his fourth full-length album, Mirapolis, due out on November 3rd via InFiné. Erwan Castex, the man behind Rone, invited a slew of stellar artists to collaborate on the new record, including Saul Williams, The National’s Bryce Dessner and Kazu Makino of Blonde Redhead, amongst others. The album’s cover art and art direction comes courtesy of Michel Gondry.
Alluding to Rone’s childhood and development, and the 1927 film Metropolis, Mirapolis is “a juxtaposition of early memories of amusement parks & circuses,” describes a press release. “The LP is a 12-track psychedelic kaleidoscope of Rone’s musical depths, a journey from wonderment and bliss all the way to tearful melancholy.”
The delicate and fierce ‘Brest’, co-written and featuring John Stanier (Battles, Tomahawk, Cologne Tape) on drums, is the first glorious taste to emerge from Mirapolis. Listen to it. Again and again.