Klone - Le Grand Voyage
Klone, known for their trademark dark guitar tones and epic brooding soundscapes, are releasing their first album for UK label Kscope. The experimental progressive rock / metal group have built themselves an international fanbase as a result of acclaim within the music press and excellent live shows across Europe, Australia and the US. They have supported the likes of Gojira, Devin Townsend Project and Anneke Van Giersbergen.
‘Le Grand Voyage’ is a dynamic album of intense, cinematic journeys that explore nine unique landscapes, switching between dark, luminous, heavy and powerful sounds. It is inspired by duality: earthly and spiritual journeys, life and death, resilience and relenting, love and animosity, human nature and all its paradoxes. The ethereal atmospheres combine with riffs that recall 2012 album ‘The Dreamer’s Hideaway’ and creates a natural evolution from 2015’s ‘Here Comes the Sun’.
The album drums were recorded by Morgan Berthet (Myrath), which has added to the record’s massive and airy sound. The artwork by Francesco Dell’Orto partners the music with a striking and detached viewpoint between two worlds as similar as they are different, puttng into perspective the world that surrounds us.
The LP edition of ‘Le Grand Voyage’ is presented on heavyweight audiophile 180gm vinyl in a single sleeve featuring a printed inner bag.