We are excited to announce that the Elvyn Rhud / Alpha du Centaure Split 7" will be released September 28! This Limited Edition 7" features two new amazing bands out of France - the instrumental post-rock outfit Alpha du Centaure and the moody, elemental psych rock band Elvyn Rhud. This project has been in the works for quite some time and we are stoked to finally release it and have the first music by both bands to come out on the label via this Limited Edition (100) vinyl pressing. Pre-Order is live below and on our Bandcamp page. Please show your support and grab a copy! This limited run won't last long...
Elvyn Rhud was born when first flatmates, then couple Leo Puy and Cassandre Arpin started collaborating musically out of what was initially a solo project. Cassandre started adding percussion and vocals to Leo's drone guitar and dark vocals, which completely altered the sound and direction of the project, described by a former bandmate of Leo's as "some sort of Morricone style Gainsbourgy Bluesy thing."
Encouraged and inspired by the French musical collective Jericorp, who described the band as "A gathering of Chris Isaak, lots of love and too much Cough Syrup, playing a Western movie soundtrack with some Brian Jonestown Massacre and other psychedelic formations echoes," the band has released their first official recordings as part of this split 7": the dark and uniquely intense "Orange Is For Love" & "People In Hampton Court Don't Care About Dying," a psychedelic anthem to the land they love, where they met two years before, London.
Alpha du Centaure
Alpha Du Centaure is a French lunar post-rock quartet. Created in the south of France, it took on its current shape in 2016. Their music, tinged with shoegaze, does not conceal its influences (Slowdive, Alcest or even Mogwai) but sometimes blends them with sounds from jazz and pop music. Inspired by vast and remote lands, their melodies transport us into weightlessness.
Started as a solo project by Cédric Tessonneau, who plays the guitar, the band was soon joined by Gaël Marcou, also on the guitar. Together, they set the atmospheric and melancholic roots of the first EP. As two DIY enthusiasts, they settled in an attic in Aramon (a small village located between Nîmes and Avignon) to record their first EP called "La couleur de mes rêves" (The color of my dreams). They now return with an epic and exciting 6 minute track entitled "Le mouvement perpétuel" for their respective side of this Limited Edition split 7"