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Baron Crâne steam new album Les Beaux Jours ahead of release

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French prog rock trio Baron Crâne have streamed their brand new album with Prog and you can listen to the whole of Les Beaux Jours below ahead of the album's release.

The Paris based progressive rockers will release their fourth album, whose title translates as The Good Days, through Mrs. red Sound Records on October 15

"We are really very happy and proud to present our fourth album Les Beaux Jours," guitarist and vocalist Léo Pinon-Chaby tells us. "This release is a big deal to us and we would like to take the time to say a few words.

"Composed largely during the lockdown, Les Beaux Jour is an album marked by our need for vibrations, otherness and freedom. We took advantage of this long suspended period. It's a less urgent and more mature album than the previous ones - we wanted each piece to serve emotion, sensation or spirituality. We keep on exploring other shapes, building bridges between different music genres, deepening our uniqueness and trying to include our refusal to please everybody. The title of the album and the name of the last track "Les Beaux Jours" obviously refer to a world freed from current health or climatic crises, but it also echoes the ideal that we all carry inside and the permanent revolt we need to manage to get closer."

Recorded and mixed by Guillaume Roess at La Capsule, Paris and Le Plan, Ris-Orangis, Les Beaux Jour is available on CD and as a double vinyl LP.

Baron Crâne have previously released a video for the 9-minute extravaganza Larry's Journey.

Pre-order Les Beaux Jour.

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(Image credit: Mrs Red Sound Records)

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.