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BRUIT \ˈbrü-ē\ [French, literally, noise] is a post-rock/modern classical quartet from Toulouse, France.
Emerging from the ashes of several pop bands, the project was born of the desire of its members to turn their backs on the majors and return to a process of creation without constraints.
Initially the band’s intention was not to perform live but to research and experiment with sound in a studio environment. At the end of 2016, this research would result in two live videos filmed in their studio that would enable the band to make its debut on the Toulouse scene. After this experience, Clément Libes (bass, violin), Damien Gouzou (drums) and Théophile Antolinos (guitar) composed together in search of their own sound identity and with the aim to create progressive music that subverts genre and would result in the expansion of stylistic boundaries. Consequently, during this time the band went through several line-up changes until Luc Blanchot (cello) joined in January 2018. It was only then that BRUIT truly felt complete and sure of their direction, creating emotively intense and expansive instrumental compositions of a conceptual nature that merge post-rock, ambient electronica and modern classical.
On 19 July, 2018, BRUIT signed to Elusive Sound who released their first EP titled “Monolith” in the fall of 2018. Bruit then went on a 20-show tour of France and Belgium sharing the stage with bands like Shy Low, Slift, The Black Heart Rebellion, Silent Whale Becomes A Dream, Jean Jean, Endless Dive, Poly Math, Orbel and A Burial At Sea. The band was invited to play at the Dunk Festival in 2020 but the event was cancelled due to the Covid19 pandemic.
Bruit focused on the composition and production of their first full-length album, changing their line-up again with Julien Aouf taking over on drums. « The machine is burning and now everyone knows it could happen again » will be released digitally on the 2nd of April 2021. In the spring the album will be released on vinyl by Elusive Sound and K7 by Medication Time Records.