The Inspector Cluzo, the french based duo made up of Laurent Lacrouts and Mathieu Jourdain have been releasing one single each season throughout the year, leading up to the release of their newest album The Organic Farmers Season (Unplugged Live). Much like one would plant a seed, tend to the soil, and eventually harvest their crop, The Inspector Cluzo has successfully mimicked farming the land, with releasing new music. The Organic Farmers Season (Unplugged Live) was produced by Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Stapleton, Clutch), who also produced The Inspector Cluzo’s most recent full length studio album We The People Of The Soil.
The release of The Organic Farmers Season (Unplugged Live) is the eighth LP to be released in a span of twelve years for the band. The hyper-independent, DIY duo are also their own label, their own editor, their own manager, and their own agent. It’s their level of thriftiness – on a human scale. Drums, guitar and voice is all they need to write universal music – a rough sort of blues, with the force of revolt and passion.
The Inspector Cluzo are free and independent because Lacrouts and Jourdain are free and independent. They even abandoned promising careers as overqualified scientists, in order to work on the land of their farm Lou Casse in the southwest of France. The farm is their natural habitat where they relentlessly go about their daily unpretentious routine. But they’ve got another land – and that is wherever people are – people they meet and talk with from Japan to South America. Their big plot of land is the world – people and places — to visit, to explore.
Learn more about Lou Casse Organic Gascon Farm in the mini-documentary “Rockfarmers
The Inspector Cluzo plays their kind of country music, their kind of folk music that is ‘music of the country’ and ‘music of the people’. Though, it’s much too electric and furious for that. In any case, nothing would be more unfair than to try to put these raging ambassadors – Lacrouts and Jourdain – into a charming folklore box. Instead, they have been dubbed ‘rock farmers”.
It’s easy to see that they are one of a kind, they don’t hold back. They live a double life like you read about in novels – six months on the farm, taking care of their geese and ducks, their stubborn goat, growing corn – then six months on the road all over the world — guts and ‘foie gras’.