Interview With French Horn Rebellion
INTRICATE AND KALEIDOSCOPIC KITSUNÉ MAISON-ENDORSED SNYTH-TINTED INGENUITY
Clearly not short of imagination, French Horn Rebellion use a lavish array of moods and emotions to take their listeners on a kaleidoscopic ride through the depths of human experience and development without ever once reverting to the use of samples or pre-packaged beats. This snyth-tinged ingenuity has led to these two unassuming brothers from Milwaukee being tipped by everyone from Artrocker and MixMag to TimeOut and The Guardian. Their new wave disco has also scored them an opening slot on the influential Kitsuné Maison compilation series, and earnt them live shows on both sides of the Atlantic alongside Hot Chip, Leftfield, Sleigh Bells and Cut Copy (to name but a few).
The band’s debut album, The Infinite Music Of French Horn Rebellion, is as intricately layered as the duo that gave birth to it. In it, a complex story of an unknown horn player travelling through an unfriendly universe unfolds. It is an audio portrait that is meant to be heard, similar to how a comic book is read from a series of pictures. A cinematic epic made for the ears but meant for the eyes, the album demonstrates the brothers’ deft knack for storytelling by subconsciously leading you through a narrative. The album (released next week) is preceded by the single This Moment – which is out today, and free to you good, good people here. If you like this then you can also get another album sampler with a few more tracks here. And if you like that, well then you should bloody well buy the album.
Whatever happens to the brothers during their future adventures in sound, time and space, French Horn Rebellion have certainly arrived and drawn their line in the sand. They’ve made something that they can now stand back and admire for a while. Now it’s our turn to have a little look.