October 26, 2018

The Inspector Cluzo: We the People of the Soil

French funky avant-blues duo The Inspector Cluzo have been fiercely DIY ever since they started out, but for their tenth anniversary album We the People of the Soil they could not turn down Vance Powell (White Stripes, Seasick Steve) as a producer. Strictly analog was the order of the day during the recording sessions to capture the band's dirty and vibrant sound. The call-to-arms rock title track, the gentle acoustic excursions Little Girl and Brothers In Ideals, and the Hendrix inspired guitar mayhem of Pressure On Mada Lands all made it to tape and were mixed and mastered without any sign of brick walling. Dynamite dynamics that will make the speakers purr from contentment.

Laurent Lacrouts (guitars, vocals) and Phil Jourdain (drums, percussion, piano, organ, backing vocals) with guest players Charles Treadway (organ) and Eleonore Denig (violin) have created a soulful blues rock album with a healthy dose of the "je ne sais quoi" goodness of yesteryear. Play it louder than anything else.

We the People of the Soil is released on Fuckthebassplayer Records (vinyl, CD). A limited 10" book + CD edition is sold at their live shows.

Tracks:
  1. A Man Oustanding In His Field
  2. The Sand Preacher
  3. Cultural Misunderstanding
  4. Ideologies
  5. Little Girl And The Whislin' Train
  6. We The People Of The Soil
  7. No Deal At The Crossroads
  8. The Best [feat. Marianne Dissard]
  9. Pressure On Mada Lands [feat. Tyler Bryant]
  10. The Globalisation Blues
  11. Brothers In Ideals

Live dates:
  • 11/12 Medellin, Colombia @ Altavoz festival
  • 11/21 Madrid, Spain @ Wurlitzer Ballroom
  • 11/22 Zaragoza, Spain @ Sala Lopez
  • 11/23 Bilbao, Spain @ Satelite T
  • 11/24 Barcelona, Spain @ Sala Vol
  • 11/27 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg#
  • 11/29 Gothenburg, Sweden @ Pustervik#
  • 11/30 Stockholm, Sweden @ Annexet#
  • 12/01 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega#
  • 12/02 Berlin, Germany @ Astra#
  • 12/04 Cologne, Germany @ Live Music Hall#
  • 12/05 Frankfurt, Germany @ Batschkapp#
  • 12/06 Hamburg, Germany @ Docks#
  • 12/07 Lausanne, Switzerlad @ Les Docks
  • 12/08 Vienna, Austria @ Arena#
  • 12/09 Zagreb, Croatia @ Culture Factory#
  • 12/11 Milan, Itay @ Fabrique#
  • 12/12 Pratteln, Switzerland @ Z7#
  • 12/13 Munich, Germany @ Backstage Werk#
  • 12/14 Stuttgart, Germany @ Longhorn#
  • 12/16 Bruxelles (Be) Ancienne Belgique#
  • 12/18 Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy#
  • 12/19 Glasgow (Scot) O2 Academy#
  • 12/20 Manchester, UK @ O2 Academy#
  • 12/21 London, UK @ Brixton Academy#
  • 12/22 Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy#
  • 02/05 Hamburg, Germany @ Logo
  • 02/06 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg up
  • 02/07 Groningen, Netherlands @ Vera
  • 02/09 Paris, France @ La Cigale"
  • 02/12 Munich, Germany @ Backstage
  • 02/13 Cologne, Germany @ Luxor
  • 02/14 Bruxelle< Belgium @ Le Botanique - La Rotonde
  • 02/15 Schwerin, Germany @ Speicher
  • 02/16 Berlin, Germany @ Maschinenhaus

# w/ Clutch

» theinspectorcluzo.com

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