The Montpellier, FRANCE-based act Rinôçérôse were created by Jean-Philippe Freu and Patrice 'Patou' Carrié in the mid-'90s; founding duo has never hidden their double lives, psychologists by day, musicians by night and the name of the band stems from a rather psychotropic rendering of a rhino done by a psychiatric patient that appealed to the band's aesthetic and outsider status.
Both Freu and Carrié decided to create a unique variety of House
music using only guitars, which seemed impossible given the highly electronic
or sequenced nature of the genre; they quickly released their eponymous
debut EP taking their music on the road with an impressive live line-up:
three guitarists, a flutist, a synth player, a bassist, a percussionist
and a drummer.
Soon after, the French major-label Pias signed Rinôçérôse and released the 4-track EP "Le Mobilier" in June 1998.
A support gig for Underworld in Paris cemented the group's rather tenuous credentials in the dance world and the band finally delivered their proper full-length debut, "Installation Sonore", to V2 Records in mid-1999.
"Music Kills Me" followed in early 2002 reaching the #22 spot on the Billboard Top Electronic Albums chart.
In September 2005 Rinôçérôse returned with their third full-length CD, "Schizophonia"; this album, which simultaneously mixes energy and electro beats with Rock guitar rage, included the single "Cubicle", the track was used in an iPod advert and hit the top 40 of the U.S. Modern Rock chart.
June 2009 saw the release of the outfit's next album, "Futurinô".