“Imagine if At The Drive In decided to have a make out session with Mars Volta – their offspring would sound sort of like this! What I dig about THOT is that they are not following musical trends, they create music that they are passionate about.” – CVLT NATION
“An impressive work of art, no matter the listener’s taste in sound.” – ARCTIC DRONES
The river that everything drags is known as violent, but nobody calls violent the margins that arrest her.
This quote from Bertolt Brecht is the best way to portray FLEUVE, the devastating new album of belgian outfit THOT. After a decade of challenging its music across several albums, EPs, videos, alternative versions, remixes and european tours, the gang lead by Grégoire Fray is going to bring a breath of fresh air in the industrial-rock and post-rock genres. Produced by Magnus Lindberg (Cult of Luna) and engineered in live circumstances, FLEUVE features 9 songs built around a powerful drums/bass/guitar trio, on which passionate vocals, heavy synths, clarinet laments and bulgarian choirs melt together perfectly. Thereby, FLEUVE is a luminous ode to the european continent and its cultural history, to nature’s immuable inspiration, to women and transcendance.