LE TON MITÉ is a musical cooperative that revolves around the compositions of itinerant musician, instrument maker and fine artist McCloud Zicmuse, an American expatriate in permanent residence in Brussels.

Having left the United States in the mid-noughties on a European sojourn that never ended, McCloud wound up in the Belgian capital in the fall of 2008. Half a decade on, a time in which he has embedded himself in European life via puppet shows, archery guilds, folkloric events, theatre projects and a catalogue of idiosyncratic solo and group works (perhaps most recognisably the 2011 Hoquets album on Crammed Discs called 'Belgotronics'), McCloud returned to the States, to revisit places he had not seen, in some cases, for 15 years.

The "Passé Compose Futur Conditionnel" album is the stunningly realised soundtrack to this voyage.


“The United States is a cult, but sometimes people break away”

says McCloud Zicmuse. Listen to his new Le Ton Mité album...

...a treasure trove containing 50 gems, "a sprawling record that refracts the American experience through layers of re-interpretation.... with pieces of jazz, country, roots rock, exotica, R&B and tejano... (Tiny Mix Tapes).

"The Residents' Commercial Album remade at Muscle Shoals...[with] Moondog-influenced stompers" (MOJO) 

An itinerant musician, poet, puppeteer, archer, showman and poet, and American exile in permanent residence in Brussels, McCloud Zicmuse conceived "Passé Composé Futur Conditionnel" during a trip on which he revisited the United States after an absence of 15 years.

Watch Gabriela Gonzalez' video for "Mystery Trail", a track recorded with Deerhoof's John Dieterich on guitar

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LE TON MITé - Mystery Trail to Space Needle
Mystery Trail to Space Needle
LE TON MITé - Passe Compose Futur Conditionnel
Passe Compose Futur Conditionnel

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