BIG|BRAVE Announce Their New Album ‘A Chaos Of Flowers’

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BIG|BRAVE have announced their new album, A Chaos of Flowers, arriving April 19th via Thrill Jockey.

Along with the album announcement, the elemental Canadian trio have shared the video for single “i felt a funeral”. BIG|BRAVE have also announced an extensive tour in 2024 throughout the UK, and mainland Europe, including sets at Les Nuits Botanique in Brussels and Portals Festival in London.

“i felt a funeral” borrows from the poetry of Emily Dickinson, BIG|BRAVE embodying the inner turmoil of her words with a bold mixture of frothing chords, arcs of bending drones, delicate brushwork, and guitarist/vocalist Robin Wattie’s resolute voice.

On the creation of the video, guitarist Mathieu Ball notes, “The making of this video employed a similar process as we do when writing music. As we’ve learned to let the flow of ideas take its course, the act of creating works whether with fully formed concepts or an unfinished notion, starting the work itself acts as a sort of guide to where the final outcome may land. We realised that something more visually minimal than what we first imagined was the way to go.” By using a single-take that loosely follows Wattie’s movements, with moments of imperfection, lost focus, and fluctuations in lighting, “the performer (Robin) and the audience both partake in this visual and aural conversation together creating a more intimate visual space. The audience is led in and out of her intimate space all while being kept at safe distance. Paired with the lyrical content, it can be considered an apt representation of the elements of mental collapse – a simplified visual dance with the inner and outside world.”

BIG|BRAVE’s music has been described as massive minimalism. Their fusillades of textural distortion and feedback emphasise their music’s frayed edges as much as its all-encompassing weight. The potency of the trio’s work is their singular artistry combining elements of traditional folk techniques and a modern deconstruction of guitar music. Gain, feedback, and amplitude are essential to A Chaos Of Flowers, an album that builds on their ferocious 2023 album nature morte.

Tour Dates:

05/03 – Duisburg, DE @ Stapeltor
05/04 – Brussels, BE @- Les Nuits Botanique
05/05 – Paris, FR @ Pointe Ephemere
05/06 – Bern, CH @ Dachstock
05/07 – Schorndorf, DE @ Club Manufaktur
05/08 – Graz, AT @ Orpheum Extra
05/09 – Budapest, HU @ Durer Kert
05/10 – Wien, AT @ Chelsea
05/11 – Krakow, PL @ Kamienna12
05/12 – Warsaw, PL @ Hydrozagadka
05/14 – Prague Bike, CZ @ Jesus
05/15 – Berlin, DE @ Kantine am Berghain
05/16 – Aarhus, DK @ VoxHall
05/17 – Sonderborg, DK @ Mejeriet
05/18 – Copenhagen DK @ A Colossal Weekend
05/20 – Den Haag, NL @ Paard
05/21 – Antwerp, BE @ Bouckenborgh
05/22 – Ramsgate, UK @ Ramsgate Music Hall
05/23 – Brighton, UK @ The Green Door Store
05/24 – Bristol, UK @ Dareshack
05/25 – Leeds, UK @ The Lending Room
05/25 – London, UK @ Portals Festival

Lyrically, the songs explore the most vulnerable of human experiences, how marginalisations manifest internally and externally, the inner struggles of isolation, and co-existence in nature. A Chaos of Flowers draws on catharsis and beauty as well as the quagmire of disorientation and othering. The album is a monument of simultaneous serenity and disquiet, a subtle maelstrom of internal life.

BIG|BRAVE - A Chaos Of Flowers

A Chaos Of Flowers track listing:

1. i felt a funeral
2. not speaking of the ways
3. chanson pour mon ombre
4. canon : in canon
5. a song for Marie part iii
6. theft
7. quotidian : solemnity
8. moonset

Pre-orders are available through Thrill Jockey here.

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