The album title is a vibrant hommage to « The Big Cheese » episode of Cartoon Network’s animated series « Dexter’s laboratory » from 1996. In this episode, Dexter ends up becoming worldwide famous, giving public speeches and being a celebrity just by saying « Omelette du Fromage ».
Just like Dexter, the band is hoping to gain instant celebrity across the
universe with this very much à-propos album name and its beautiful and elusive graphic design. Or maybe Closet Disco Queen & The Flying
Raclettes are just as much of a fraud as Dexter in the big cheese episode.
But don’t be fooled : the album is an organic yet powerful piece of instrumental loud rock music. The additional musicians (bass and guitar) have allowed the former two piece to enhance their songwriting and dig deeper into their sound, implementing stronger punk, progressive as well as psych and ambient elements in their music. Bands quoted as inspiration during the creative process went from The Mars Volta, Breach, The Hives or Goat. The album was written, recorded, mixed and mastered within 20 days by the band itself.
This record was the result of a project initiated by Palp Festival. They gave Closet Disco Queen the opportunity to live in the tiny mountain village of Bruson and an access to an abandoned school where the band built a DIY mobile studio, started writing and 15 days later the album was sent to the pressing plant. The album will be released on vinyl and CD on Sept. 3rd 2021 on Swiss record label HUMMUS RECORDS
released September 3, 2021
Recorded live in an abandoned school in Champsec (VS), CH
Mixed and mastered by Kevin Galland at Studio Mecanique, CH
Closet Disco Queen are: Luc Hess & Jonathan Nido
The Flying Raclettes are : Kevin Galland & Chadi Messmer
supported by 9 fans who also own “Omelette du Fromage”
The middle-eastern influence isn't a gimmick, it blends perfectly with the psychedelic/prog facettes.
The bass is sumptuous.
FFO: Am'Ganesha'n, potentially Bak & Subterranean Masquerade (but less "prog metal"-typed). unidual