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Closet Disco Queen & The Flying Raclettes: Meant to be a vibrant homage to The Big Cheese…..

- Melolo-Aromatomat

Some band names are silly, some are weird,so,me are boring, some are perfectly ok and some are festive. Choose by yourself what you think about Closet Disco Queen & The Flying Raclettes is your choice, but their music is very exciting and distinctive.

Closet Disco Queen & The Flying Raclettes – Swiss progressive collective reveal new music video for Melolo-Aromatomat fromtheir forthcoming new album Omelette Du Fromage due out on September 3 via Hummus Records. 

Closet Disco Queen & The Flying Raclettes is an extended version of the instrumental duo made of Luc Hess and Jona Nido from Coilguns, The Ocean, Louis Jucker, etc…, now welcoming Kevin Galland  (who also plays in Coilguns and is a well-established live and studio sound engineer), and Chadi Messmer (a graduated bass player from the Luzern Jazz School playing with numerous projects such as Jacob Hannes, Tanche, Beurre, etc…) to join them as The Flying Raclettes.

The video for Melolo-Aromatomat was filmed and edited by Chadi Messmer and is now playing at Everything Is Noise, who commented «What we get is a multilayered, textured, eight-minute track that pushes and pulls, ebbs and flows, and is a genuine journey from start to finish». The track Flugensaft,

Closet Disco Queen originally started in 2014 when Coilguns was on hold as a joke with the pointless ambition to become a less talented version of the iconic progressive rock group known as The Mars Volta. The two piece have since then released one studio album, two eps and a live album. They’ve also toured for over three years all around the globe including as direct support to Baroness and Red Fang’s European tours.

Closet Disco Queen played both the London and Berlin edition of Desert Fest and have already set foot in several Swiss Festivals such as Montreux Jazz Festival, Festi’Neuch, or Palp Festival. It is the latter that offered the band the possibility to create an exclusive set to be presented for the first time on Aug. 8th 2021 at Palp Festival. And thus The Flying Raclettes were born.

The end result will now be released on September 3rd in the form of a full-length album titled Omelette Du Fromage on Jona Nido’s record label Hummus Records. With a title that is meant to be a vibrant homage to The Big Cheese episode of Cartoon Network’s animated series Dexter’s Laboratory from 1996, Omelette Du Fromage is an organic yet powerful piece of instrumental and loud rock music. The additional musicians (bass and guitar) have allowed the former two piece to enhance their songwriting and dig deeper into their sound, implementing stronger punk, progressive as well as psych and ambient elements in their music. The track Flugantaj Raketoj,

Bands quoted as inspiration during the creative process went from The Mars Volta, Breach, The Hives or Goat. The album was written, recorded, mixed and mastered in twenty days by the four-piece and as mentioned before was the result of a project initiated by Palp Festival. They gave Closet Disco Queen the opportunity to live in the tiny mountain village of Bruson and an access to an abandoned school where the band built a DIY mobile studio, started writing and 15 days later the album was sent to the pressing plant.

The album will be released on vinyl and cd, and on a limited edition of laser discs that have been hand cut by Grand Voyage Records in Sion (Switzerland) on real laser discs. Laser Discs is some sort of a vinyl sized CD that was launched initially in the late 70’s and somehow gained some traction in the 90’s. It usually featured movies on them and the band had 20 Gold and 30 Silver laser disc movies hand cut to be played on a vinyl player.

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (6256 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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