Monolithe Noir are a Belgian experimental trio. According to their bio, Having passed through the inevitable rock groups and then departing into increasingly ambitious and conceptual projects (Arch Woodmann, in particular, which he piloted for three albums), Antoine Pasqualini puts his expansive musicality to work in the service of Monolithe Noir. Antoine’s music is unpredictable by nature and surprising by choice and escapes the hackneyed adjectives that segment our record collections. It draws on a myriad of influences: prog, ambient, electronica, folk, and even the hidden treasures of Italian library music. It does not hide behind a screen of artificial complexity but is, above all, directly aimed at us. Kubrick would approve.
They have announced the release of a new album called Rin which will be out on August 26th via Capitane Records. “Belafenn” is a new excerpt which comes with the official video. According to the press release, the track, “butterfly” in Breton, shows melancholy at its most glorious and epic. Balafenn evokes a impulse, the vital desire to cross the seas without having the possibility or the strength to do so; the dream of an elsewhere without its possible fulfilment, the weight of existence constantly catching up with us.
They say: “The video for ‘Balafenn’ was shot in one day, with a camera and two friends (Antoine Plaisant, actor, Yannick Dupont, musician in Monolith Noir) at Cap Blanc Nez on the Opal Coast in west of France. Something is slowly woven between these two lost characters. As their bodies relax, they become aware of their mutual existence to synchronise in an aerial choreography, towards the final climax that seals their friendship.”