Spanish Breakfast

IF 1005LP IF 1005LP

2021 repress, originally released in 2009. At sunrise, stuck in the last floor of his apartment in Paris, with his elbow on the breakfast table, Rone sinks into his dream and ventures into a wonderland alternately fairy-tale and nightmarish. Hard to find a better illustration than the videoclip of "Spanish Breakfast" to introduce the melting relationship sustained by Rone's music with imaginary realms. This first collaboration with French short-film boy wonder, Vladimir Mavounia-Kouka could only give birth to a fantastic piece of work and a relevant visual metaphor for the daydreaming nature of this first album. After a first cut with Lucy on Curle, Rone signed a proper 12" on Agoria's imprint InFiné. Ranking among his best supporters Massive Attack 3D, English superstar DJs of the likes of Sasha, Lee Burridge and Dial's or Border Community's champions, his gliding Bora EP was a first tour-de-force, which reconciled electronic with indie amateurs. In everyday life, Erwan Castex is making soundscapes for exhibitions, adverts or short-films, but when he starts working on his own compositions, Rone becomes the guide of an enchanted world. But what makes Rone run: Some Spanish Breakfast entertainments; a catapult throwing juicy electronica towards orange-suns; a mound of strawberries, as pop and tasty allegory for Belleville, one of the most colorful and animated district of Paris; the progressive rocking of a coffee bath in the Nigerian highnesses of Aya Ama or the misty coziness of the lunar in"tea"rlude; Not quite so. Rather the pranks of a blind and kleptomaniac white rabbit! Compelled in a breathless race, Rone drives his listeners toward more dynamic and refined productions. In this underground of Mass-production, performance and conformity, the sarcasms of a French SF writer on "Bora" appears as a necessary release to the survival of creativity. From this sanitized and mechanical fast-food city emerge nonetheless the exulted and minimalist "Tasty City" and the hypnotic copper of "La Dame Blanche" in a three-colored and pornographic Pigalle-like district. A last breath of fresh air as "Outro" -- the music stops -- and the listener is eventually back to reality. Features Alain Damasio.