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BIG|BRAVE Announce New Album “A Chaos Of Flowers” due 19th April via Thrill Jockey & Share New Single “i felt a funeral”

January 12, 2024
Photo of BIG|BRAVE supplied by the band

BIG|BRAVE ANNOUNCE DISQUIETING AND SERENE NEW ALBUM

A CHAOS OF FLOWERS IS OUT 19TH APRIL

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “I FELT A FUNERAL”

BIG|BRAVE ANNOUNCE EXTENSIVE TOUR THROUGHOUT THE UK AND EU IN 2024

ALBUM PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE ONLINE NOW

BIG|BRAVE have announced their new album A Chaos Of Flowers, out 19th April. Along with the album’s announce, the elemental Canadian trio have shared the video for single “i felt a funeral”. BIG|BRAVE have also announced an extensive tour in 2024 throughout the UK, and mainland Europe, including sets at Les Nuits Botanique in Brussels and Portals Festival in London.

“i felt a funeral” borrows from the poetry of Emily Dickinson, BIG|BRAVE embodying the inner turmoil of her words with a bold mixture of frothing chords, arcs of bending drones, delicate brushwork, and guitarist/vocalist Robin Wattie’s resolute voice.

On the creation of the video, guitarist Mathieu Ball notes, “The making of this video employed a similar process as we do when writing music. As we’ve learned to let the flow of ideas take its course, the act of creating works whether with fully formed concepts or an unfinished notion, starting the work itself acts as a sort of guide to where the final outcome may land. We realised that something more visually minimal than what we first imagined was the way to go.” By using a single-take that loosely follows Wattie’s movements, with moments of imperfection, lost focus, and fluctuations in lighting, “the performer (Robin) and the audience both partake in this visual and aural conversation together creating a more intimate visual space. The audience is led in and out of her intimate space all while being kept at safe distance. Paired with the lyrical content, it can be considered an apt representation of the elements of mental collapse – a simplified visual dance with the inner and outside world.”

Prepare for this enchanting exploration, a truly expressive creation that is destined to leave this affectionate touch. Delicate meditative-like gentle background sounds accompany the immense vocal notes, it starts so gently until the guitar tone plays in, shaking the soundscape up with this fierce punch. By slowly weaving in the more destructive and experimental sounds the release makes way for the enthralling depth of the low end to stir up the journey some more.

BIG|BRAVE captivate the audience, with something that commences so gentle, so hypnotic, moving to such a bold palette whilst still allowing that fragility to shine. The astonishing ability to drive so many heart-felt entities into this soundscape, challenges the listener to be moved.

It’s the volatility that ploughs through the atmosphere of “i felt a funeral” that reaches the listener, they absorb the emotion that each musician emits into this voyage. The result, enthralling and essential. BIG|BRAVE have always been able to seek and capture beauty within their vision.

BIG|BRAVE’s music has been described as massive minimalism. Their fusillades of textural distortion and feedback emphasise their music’s frayed edges as much as its all-encompassing weight. The potency of the trio’s work is their singular artistry combining elements of traditional folk techniques and a modern deconstruction of guitar music. Gain, feedback, and amplitude are essential to A Chaos Of Flowers, an album that builds on their ferocious 2023 album nature morte.

Lyrically, the songs explore the most vulnerable of human experiences, how marginalisations manifest internally and externally, the inner struggles of isolation, and co-existence in nature. A Chaos of Flowers draws on catharsis and beauty as well as the quagmire of disorientation and othering. The album is a monument of simultaneous serenity and disquiet, a subtle maelstrom of internal life.

BIG|BRAVE tour dates

May 3 – Duisburg, DE – Stapeltor

May 4 – Brussels, BE – Les Nuits Botanique

May 5 – Paris, FR – Pointe Ephemere

May 6 – Bern, CH – Dachstock

May 7 – Schorndorf, DE – Club Manufaktur

May 8 – Graz, AT – Orpheum Extra

May 9 – Budapest, HU – Durer Kert

May 10 – Wien, AT – Chelsea

May 11 – Krakow, PL – Kamienna12

May 12 – Warsaw, PL – Hydrozagadka

May 14 – Prague Bike, CZ – Jesus

May 15 – Berlin, DE – Kantine am Berghain

May 16 – Aarhus, DK – VoxHall

May 17 – Sonderborg, DK – Mejeriet

May 18 – Copenhagen DK – A Colossal Weekend

May 20 – Den Haag, NL – Paard

May 21 – Antwerp, BE – Bouckenborgh

May 22 – Ramsgate, UK – Ramsgate Music Hall

May 23 – Brighton, UK – The Green Door Store

May 24 – Bristol, UK – Dareshack

May 25 – Leeds, UK – The Lending Room

May 25 – London, UK – Portals Festival

A CHAOS OF FLOWERS TRACK LISTING:

1. i felt a funeral

2. not speaking of the ways

3. chanson pour mon ombre

4. canon : in canon

5. a song for Marie part iii

6. theft

7. quotidian : solemnity

8. moonset

https://bigbrave.bandcamp.com/album/a-chaos-of-flowers

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