Creatures by Rone on Apple Music

12 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

On his third album, French producer Erwan Castex shows his roots as a filmmaker. We love the way Creatures plays out like a series of loosely connected vignettes. The eclectic album cuts from scene-setting synth drama of "(00)" and pulsing ambient ("Acid Reflux," featuring jazz trumpeter Toshinori Kondo) to celestial pomp and circumstance ("Ouija," which sounds like James Holden remixing Rustie). The National's Bryce Dessner lends bluesy licks to the surging "Elle," while singer Sea Oleena adds color to "Sir Orfeo," a swirl of jewel-encrusted cotton candy. Rone's stylistic risk-taking recalls '90s electronica, but the sounds are as modern as they come.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On his third album, French producer Erwan Castex shows his roots as a filmmaker. We love the way Creatures plays out like a series of loosely connected vignettes. The eclectic album cuts from scene-setting synth drama of "(00)" and pulsing ambient ("Acid Reflux," featuring jazz trumpeter Toshinori Kondo) to celestial pomp and circumstance ("Ouija," which sounds like James Holden remixing Rustie). The National's Bryce Dessner lends bluesy licks to the surging "Elle," while singer Sea Oleena adds color to "Sir Orfeo," a swirl of jewel-encrusted cotton candy. Rone's stylistic risk-taking recalls '90s electronica, but the sounds are as modern as they come.

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About Rone

As Rone, Paris-bred producer Erwan Castex creates music that is both otherworldly and warm, marrying cinematic ambitions to sounds and ideas rooted in minimal and experimental techno. Born in the Parisian suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt in 1980, he debuted his Rone project in 2007, co-producing several tracks with Italian techno artist Lucy. After attracting the attention of French producer Agoria, Rone was signed to the InFiné label in 2008, making his solo debut with the Bora EP. Following the single "La Dame Blanche," his debut album, Spanish Breakfast, landed on the imprint in 2009. In 2011, Castex moved to Berlin and recorded his sophomore effort, Tohu Bohu, a 2012 release that featured rapper High Priest from Antipop Consortium. The album's biggest single, "Bye Bye Macadam," hit in 2013 thanks in part to a virally successful animated video and a Juan Atkins remix, while that same year the National hired Rone to provide soundscapes for their album Trouble Will Find Me. In 2014 he toured North America alongside Com Truise. His third album, Creatures, landed in 2015 with Etienne Daho and the National's Bryce Dessner among its guests. A groundbreaking virtual reality videoclip for Creatures track "Quitter la Ville" was released. Rone co-wrote the opening track on Jean Michel Jarre's Electronica 2: The Heart of Noise, which appeared in 2016. Following the EP Vood(oo), another 2016 release, Rone's fourth album, Mirapolis, was released in 2017. ~ David Jeffries & Paul Simpson

  • ORIGIN
    Boulogne-Billancourt, France
  • BORN
    Jun 20, 1980

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