Why shop with us? 0113 245 4399


Chocolat describe their new album as a coming together of “hard jazz and surf metal”, which puts them into pretty rare territory. Rencontrer Looloo, recorded after some time away, finds Chocolat merrily doing their own thing with gnarly guitars and proggish rhythms. It's released by the Beyond Beyond Is Beyond label.


LP £17.49 LPBBIB033

LP on Beyond Beyond Is Beyond.

  • Shipping cost: £3.15 ?
This item needs to be ordered in from a supplier. Usually ships in 7-14 days but delays are possible. Will arrive after Christmas.

CD £11.99 CDBBIB033

CD on Beyond Beyond Is Beyond.

  • Shipping cost: £1.00 ?
This item needs to be ordered in from a supplier. Usually ships in 7-14 days but delays are possible. Will arrive after Christmas.

REVIEWS

Rencontrer Looloo by Chocolat
1 review. Write a review for us »
7/10 Clinton Staff review, 16 November 2016

I say I don't like jazz and that's pretty much true but I like jazzy things and so I've been rather taken with this melange of music produced by some French people called Chocolat. Right away they have a really interesting sound that blends the twisty post-rock of Tortoise and adds in a laid back almost Nouvelle Vague vibe. Because they are presumably incredibly clever people they don't want to sit still for one moment so fast are their brains churning round. This leads to an LP that is ever changing  - sometimes for the better, sometimes not. 

After that splendid opening we get two duffers known as 'Ah Ouin' and 'Golden Age' both of which I've turned off due to their horrid glam rock stomp. Was thinking about turning the entire record off when along comes 'Les Pyramids' a staccato piece of clever rock that sounds something like Steely Dan collaborating with Stereolab. It's again rather excellent with a brilliant chewy guitar and a silly bugger chorus which jumps from note to note as if juggling hot potatoes. 

After a piece of Status Quo esque nonsense there's a nice piece of synth wizardry that will appeal to fans of John Carpenter. Good but seems to belong to a totally different album. 

I can't get a handle on what's going here  - I feel like I'm listening to a compilation album. It sort of bridges the gap between Hawkwind and Stereolab and contains a clutch of amazing moments as well as some really horrible things.  I'm forced then to give it a 6 even though I really liked about half of it. 


VIDEO

Chocolat - Les Pyramides - YouTube



YOUR RECENTLY VIEWED ITEMS


PRESS RELEASE

What the artist or label has to say for themselves. Read more.


EMAIL ALERTS

Your email address will not be abused or shared.