The Inspector Cluzo announce new record, Horizon, out on January 27th via F*** The Bass Player Records
Following an incredible touring season in the Summer of 2022, the DIY Gascon farmers The Inspector Cluzo have just unveiled their ninth record, Horizon. This new record comes after 2018s critically acclaimed We The People Of The Soil and the live album that followed, Brothers In Ideals – We The People Of The Soil Unplugged, released in 2020. Recorded in three weeks and produced by Grammy Award winner Vance Powell, Horizon is the deepest and truest album The Inspector Cluzo have written to date. Each song shares and takes inspiration from real life events and experiences. For example: “Wolfs At The Door”, tells the story of the struggle the two farmers experienced when standing up against a duck factory located in front of their farm and the fight they had to put up when faced with a massive Bird flue pandemic. “Saving The Geese” describes the civil disobedience against the French State and the big local agro-industries corporations that wanted to kill the band’s healthy animals as “prevention”. “Shenanigans” re-evokes the great times the band spent in Nashville with their friend Bill Elder who run the Shenanigans bar and who put them up during all Nashville studio sessions. “Rockophobia”, on the other hand, is one of the surprises The Inspector Cluzo reserved for the fans, it is a funny rock number, in which the band wonders “what does rock mean today?” laughing at Iggy Pop, who later decided to feature on the track.
The first single and title track was originally written 15 years ago for the band’s debut album, but was never finished, until the pandemic hit. Horizon openheartedly brings to the front the band’s efforts in running their family-farm, whilst experimenting new agro-ecologic techniques apt to face climate change, saving rare species, free seeds etc. You can watch the wonderfully animated video for the single below this article. In keeping with their reputation as one the most prolific touring bands in the world, The Inspector Cluzo completed sold out USA support tours with Clutch and Eels in 2019, alongside a host of festival appearances across the globe, including Lollapalooza Chile and Brazil, as well as a maiden US headline tour. In the Summer of 2022, The Inspector Cluzo played extensively on prestigious stages across Europe, including the widely renowned Hellfest, where they gathered a crowd of 50,000 fans.
Horizon will be released on January 27th via F*** The Bass Player Records. Physical and digital pre-orders are now available here.
Photo credit: Philippe Salvat
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