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" Retrofuturisme volume II " is the fifth and new album by Arno De Cea & the Clockwork Wizards.
It is now available on bandcamp and on vinyl in Europe released by A Tant Rêver Du Roi / Les Productions Del L'Impossible / Calico Records and very soon in the U.S.A by Otitis Media Records.
Formed in 2008 on the French “Silver Coast" by three musicians involved in the Surf, Noise and Garage Rock scenes (The Irradiates, Stef & Arno, The Taikonauts, Antena Tres, Shunatao…), Arno De Cea & The Clockwork Wizards try to set Surf Music in the modern age by adding Punk Hard Core intensity and Noise Rock inventiveness.
To set the things clearer, it's like having Dick Dale swapping his guitar for a flamethrower while being backed by a robust, frenetic and tortuous rhythm section.
Throughout the years, those "Brutal Surf Music" purveyors used to tour around the European continent from Lisbon to Berlin, Alkmaar to Beograd, without forgetting Livorno to eat an ice cream by the Mediterranean sea.
2021 sees the band releasing its fifth album, "Retrofuturisme volume II " (EU: ATRDR/Calico Records/Les Productions de l’Impossible – USA: Ottis Media Records) to complete a rich discography also loaded with some split records and several compilations appearances.
The trio here reveals its interest for some musical freaks like Sun Ra or Chrome contributing to set the band a little more apart from "traditional” Surf Music, and showing its ability to have an unusual rhythmic and melodic approach to the genre.
All that was once resumed by a member of the audience assisting at one of their shows : “Well, it is the most well organised sonic bloody mess I have ever experienced in my life!” Fredrik Thordendal.
Featuring the MULLET MONSTER MAFIA (Brazil), ARNO DE CEA & the CLOCKWORK WIZARDS (France), LOS PECADORES (U.K) and SUPERINVADERS (Italy) , "RETRO GAMING SPLIT" is a Surf tribute to vintage video games.
Along the 10 tracks of this record, you will find some video games themes covers and some original tracks concerned by this topic.
It is released on 10" vinyl by Creepozoid, Orleone, Les Productions de l'Impossible and Calico records, mastered by Dan Randall (Ghoul, Iron Reagan, Vio-Lence...) with the beautiful cover artwork by Flo Impure.
Digital release by here:
Calico , Creepozoid , Emergence and Crapoulet Records proudly present a split 7" containing 4 songs by Arno De Cea & the Clockwork Wizards ( three freaks from south west of France playing what they used to call "Brutal Surf Music ") and The Orions ( an original and exotic combo from Tel Aviv,Israel).
Here is a link to Arno De Cea & the Clockwork Wizards'side:
And a link to The Orions 'side: Link
ARNO DE CEA & THE CLOCKWORK WIZARDS, the Brutal Surf Music trio from the Silver Coast in France with members of The Irradiates,The Taikonauts, Antena Tres.... just released its 4th album, called "RETRO FUTURISME VOLUME I " , digitally on bandcamp:
The blue turquoise vinyl version of the record will be out on 24th of April thanks to Calico Records and Les Productions de L'Impossible Records.
The band also released recently a new 10" Split LP called " Sergent Surf " with the Surf Horror band DEMON VENDETTA :
Also coming is an EUROPEAN TOUR for April 2018 :
ARNO DE CEA & THE CLOCKWORK WIZARDS 2018 TOUR DATES :
12.04.2018 : Toulouse (FR) @ Le Ravelin
13.04.2018 : Marseille (FR) @ La Salle Gueule
14.04.2018 : Clusone (IT) @ Bar Posta
15.04.2018 : Borno (IT) @ Meeting Pub
16.04.2018. Cakovec (HR) @ Club Prostor
17.04.2018 : Petrovcu na Mlavi (RS) @ Domu za mlade (stara škola)
18.04.2018 : Beograd (RS) @ Kvaka 22
19.04.2018 : Szeged (HU) @ Grand Café
20.04.2018 : Budapest (HU) @ Aurora Club
22.04.2018 : Praha (CZ) @ Sběrné Suroviny
24.04.2018 : Berlin (DE) @ West Germany Club
26.04.2018 : Kreuzlingen (CH) @ Horst Klub
27.04.2018 : Befort (FR) @ La Poudrière, Impetus Festival
28.04.2018 : Limoges (FR) @ El Doggo
22.06.2018 : Les Roques (FR) @ Fête de la Musique
29.06.2018 : Nantes (FR) @ Dynamo
30.06.2018 : Brest (FR) @ P’tit Minou
01.07.2018 : Jallais (FR) @ Tapette Fest X
Third album by Arno De Cea & the Clockwork Wizards released on Vinyl and Digipack CD released by Calico Records and Les Productions de L'Impossible .
" Flash Freezing the Sun " delivers 13 tracks of Brutal Surf Music by this french combo formed with members of The Irradiates,Stef & Arno,Antena Tres,The Nocturians and The Taikonauts.
You can listen to the album on this bandcamp page:
More info at Calico Records:
The band will be touring in France, Switzerland and Italy in the upcoming months:
04.02.17 Paris (F) @ Frisson Acidulé Festival
04.13.17 Besançon (F) @ Les Passagers du Zinc
04.14.17 Genève (CH) @ L'Ecurie
04.15.17. Bulle (CH) @ Ebullition
04.16.17. Macon (F) @ Le Saint Antoine
04.21.17 Luck de Béarn (F) @ Chacam
04.29.17.Nantes (F) @ Le Chien Stupide
04.30.17.Brest (F) @ Drago Pedros Festival
05.01.17.Rennes (F) @ Le Terminus
06.08.17.Limoges (F) @ Le Petit Jourdan
06.09.17.LeTrièves (F) @ Rock Dérives Festival
06;10;17; tba (F)
06.20.17.Marseille (F) @ La Salle Gueule
06.21.17 tba (I)
06.22.17. Livorno (I) @ Surfer Joe Festival
06.23.17;Borno (I) TBA
06.24.17.Torino (I) @ Blah Blah
07.01.17.Bordeaux (F) TBA