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Julie Tippex is an art and music agency based in Paris, London and Berlin. We represent most of our artists for Europe and UK. You're promoting an event, and would like to know what projects could be available ? Just ask Julie ! Booking contact / full roster


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MOPCUT
(AT / FR / USA / Trost)
With Lukas König on synthesizers and drums, Julien Desprez on electric guitar and vocalist Audrey Chen, three experimental artists have joined forces to create songs beyond language and gravity at the interface of sound architecture and performance ritual. Premiered at the donaufestival 2018, Mopcut play minimal and expressive improvisation, noise and abstract electronics overlayed by Chen´s ecstatic vocals. Their first album 'Accelerated Frames Of Reference' has just been out on Trost records in March 2019.
Availability: Europe/UK from 01 October to 30 November 2019. Also available for fly-ins/special events.
Contact Tea | Links: Listen | Live donaufest | Press Citizenjazz | Video: OAK TRANCHE | Video Aquamarine | Artistpage


LOTTO
(PL / Instant Classic)
Lotto is an instrumental trio, based between Warsaw and Berlin. In a way the trio operate like they’re creating live techno. Repetitive, faux looped rhythmic gestures with all manner of weirdness colliding and exploding over the top. Of course it’s not that simple. It’s controlled, but it defies easy categorization, equal parts strange sound design, electronic, minimal, jazz, this is post everything music. New EP Pix has been released in April 2019, the trio will be touring Europe in November including a special LE GUESS WHO festival appearance.
Availability: Europe / UK 05 to 10 November 2019. Also available for fly-ins/special events.
Contact Tea | Links: Album 'VV' | New EP:Pix | Artist page


BEN SHEMIE
(CAN / Hands in The Dark)
Best known as singer and guitarist for art-rock-tronica act Suuns, Shemie also boasts a background in modern classical composition and experimental performance. A fascination for electronic music, specifically the seminal releases of Warp Records spurred him to experiment, expand his sound and fuse it with the conventions of many genres. Ever inquisitive, he seeks out novel conceptual projects and challenging delivery systems for his restless musical soul. Shemie’s solo project has him taming feedback and sound swells, teasing the elements into figures and forms as he rides out their fury or their fragility. A powerful improv-heavy piece of angular, ambient drone, prepare to be enveloped. First solo album in February 2019 with Hands in the Dark label
Availability: UK 19 to 26 September 2019, EUR 08 to 16 October 2019.
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IMAGINARY MUSICS - A FILM PROGRAMME
(FR/DE / Studio Walter)
The film programme Imaginary musics is a proposition of Marie-Pierre Bonniol, also founder of Julie Tippex agency, which consists on a serie of 8 short experimental movies shot on iPhone only during the year 2018, shaping new possible landscapes around the idea of Imaginary music and the subthemes of the night, the spring, but also motors and transports, with tracks and music from Kraus, Lawrence, Pierre Bastien, Asmus Tietchens, Jan Jelinek or Gamelan Voices. Programme of 40 minutes.
Availability: France/Belgium from 25 November to 07 December 2019.
Contact Marie | Links: Project page


THE RAINCOATS (UK / Kill Rock Stars / We Theee) : available for FR in 09 November 2019, and available for fly-ins or special events | Contact Pascal

ON TOUR WINTER 2020


NEW ON ROSTER
LEE RANALDO & RAÜL 'REFREE'
(US / Mute Records)
Lee Ranaldo and Raül 'Refree' new collaboration album gonna be released on Mute Records end of 2019. For their new album, Names of North End Women, again on Mute Records, Ranaldo and Refree strike out in an entirely new experimental direction, combining acoustic instruments with electronic beats and samples to create a new form of ‘electronic folk’ music, minimalist landscapes of music and vocals unlike anything either of them have done before. Relying on arrangements both simple yet complex (and with very little electric guitar) the duo enter into exciting new territory with this release. now on booking, get in touch!
Availability: Europe/UK from 17 March to 04 May 2020. Also available for fly-ins/special events.
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GOAT
(JP / Morphine records)
Guitar, saxophone, bass and drums. Disregarding the musical scale of instruments as much as possible, the band creates songs that consist of noise and muted sounds that produce a techno energy. The trance and fatigue brought about from relentless repetition and the melody-like sounds that comprise harmonics outside the twelve-tone are both urban and tribal at the same time. A LIVE MUST SEE!
Availability: Germany 15 to 31 January 2020. Also available for fly-ins/special events.
Contact Etienne | Links: FaceBook Link | Short Live extract | Longer Live extract | Soundcloud


FACS
(US / Trouble in Mind)
Chicago trio FACS just has released, Lifelike, their second record via Trouble in Mind Records. Comprised of former Disappears members Brian Case & Noah Leger alongside longtime friend Alianna Kalaba (Cat Power, We Ragazzi), FACS occupy a liminal space bordering the realms of art-rock, shoegaze, industrial music, and post-rock, applying minimalism and spaciousness in service of stark, foreboding compositions. Lifelike adds a melodic sensibility to the greyscale post-punk aesthetic established on their 2018 debut album Negative Houses without sacrificing any of their punishing sonic heft characteristic of their live shows (accurately captured by recording engineer Jeremy Lemos at Electrical Audio and brought to visceral life via John Congleton's muscular mix)
Availability: Europe/UK from 28 February to 06 May 2020. Also available for fly-ins/special events.
Contact Etienne | Links: Stereogum | Itw with FACS | Live at BBmix Festival | Live Video | Stereogum | Preview 'Lifelike' | Pop Matters review | 'Primary' Video | "In time" Video | Skylarking Video



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FINLAY SHAKESPEARE
(UK / Editions Mego)
What to make of a vocalist so reminiscent of Marc Almond (Soft Cell), Mark Hollis (Talk Talk) and the many non-Marc/k's who sang their hearts out to synthetic accompaniment? What to make of an album, released in the dead of winter 2019, that sounds like a collection of 1983 club bangers? Finlay Shakespeare's debut places fresh emphasis on the question of synth pop's place in modern music. In 2017, Shakespeare began the “Housediet” series of monthly digital-only EP releases, taking fully improvised sessions working on his own modular systems, drum machines and processed vocals to comment on relevant current affairs and other political issues. This revised semi-industrial synth-pop sound caught the ear of Peter Rehberg at Editions Mego, who released “Domestic Economy” in March 2019. The album uses complex dancefloor elements with unwithering confidence. It evidences the unique musical approach Shakespeare has developed in a short period of time, bursting with edgy ecstatic electronic pop. 
Generally available / Europe / UK.
Contact Tea | Links: Artistpage | Bandcamp | Press: The Quietus | Press: XLR8R Influences | Press: TinyMixTapes


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French cult artist Ghedalia Tazartes teams with Quentin Rollet on alto and sopranino saxophones and Jerome Lorichon on analog synths. A devoted improviser Rollet has recorded and played with such diverse groups as Nurse With Wound, Prohibition, The Red Krayola, Mendelson, David Grubbs, Herman Dune, Akosh S. Unit … A multi-instrumentist, Lorichon has played with Zombie Zombie, Antilles, Berg Sans Nipple, Orval Carlos Sibelius...
Available for fly-ins or special events / World.
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GILBERT ARTMAN & ETIENNE JAUMET
(France / B-Sides Records)
Gilbert Artman (bass clarinet, drums, synths), one of the great names of the French underground of the 70s with Lard Free and Urban Sax has recenlty recorded an album with Etienne Jaumet (a member of Zombie Zombie and a solo recording artist) on keyboards and sax. The album will be out on B-Sides Records in September 2019. Artman and Jaumet played their first show together, in a secret place in Paris called “Les Concerts dans les Jardins de Simone” for a very happy few. Photo by Philippe Lebruman
Generally available / World.
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ACID BABY JESUS
(GR / Fuzz Club / Slovenly)
Formed in Athens in 2009 the four-piece released two LPs on Slovenly, caught the attention of the press and played great shows in 2015 (including Dour, Eurosonic...). After touring Europe, US & Asia quite intensively the band finally got back to the studio. After a long three-year wait they’re now back with their third album ‘Lilac Days’on UK label Fuzz Club (home of Goat, The Black Angels, White Hills...). The album sees ABJ at their best; their frenetic garage-rock distilling a hazy mix of 60s Western psychedelic pop. After a short winter tour in march, they should be available for special events & festivals in the spring/ summer.
Available for fly-ins or special events / Europe.
Contact Ambre | Links: Facebook | New track | New track


ANGUISH
(US / Rare Noise Records)
The dark, impossibly intense dirges, industrial noise onslaughts and banshee-like free jazz wailing heard throughout Anguish could be an imposing soundtrack for a dystopian, post-apocalyptic future. This powerhouse, inter-generational offering and RareNoise Records debut brings together an unlikely gathering of members of the New Jersey-based experimental hip-hop group Dälek (electronic musician and vocalist Will Brooks, guitarist-keyboardist Mike Mare), the Swedish free jazz group Fire! Orchestra (tenor saxophonist Mats Gustafsson, drummer Andreas Werliin) and the classic ‘70s German krautrock band Faust (keyboardist and 68-year-old founding member Hans Joachim Irmler). Anguish stands as a hard-hitting manifesto for the next evolution in the hip-hop legacy. Scheduled for a November release on RareNoise Records, Anguish promises to blow minds and provoke thoughts. (Booking in collaboration with Danielle Oosterop www.oosterop.com)
Available for fly-ins or special events / Europe/UK.
Contact Etienne | Links: Sound


ARANDEL
(FR / Infiné Music)
Arandel, a talented French musician who gravitates (beautifully) for several years in the electronic sphere without revealing his real identity, presents Switched on Bach, a project whose name refers to the album of the American transgender composer Wendy Carlos published in 1968. Becoming a cult favorite, this album brought to life reinterpreted Bach pieces with a Moog synthesizer. In the wake of Wendy Carlos and other great electronic experimenters, Arandel proposes here a hybrid performance - between live and DJ-set - mixing remixes, re-readings, recompositions and rearrangements of more or less known pieces of the huge repertoire. from Bach. The objective of this sound odyssey? "To demonstrate that if Bach had lived in the twenty-first century, he too would probably have been a demonstrator for Moog." The piece was created in March 2018 at the Paris Philharmonic as part of the Bach Marathon. Arandel is available for live shows and DJ Sets.
Generally available / World.
Contact Pascal | Links: Artist page


BAS JAN
(UK / Lost Map Records)
Bas Jan are a London-based experimental post-punk trio built around the remarkable and distinctive voice and songs of multi-instrumentalist and composer Serafina Steer. Their utterly brilliant debut album Yes I Jan has been released via Lost Map Records digitally on February 9, 2018, and on vinyl on February 23rd. Who is Serafina Steer? She's a vocalist, harpist, bassist and keyboard player who has released three critically-acclaimed solo albums under her own name – the latest of which, 2013’s The Moths Are Real was produced by Jarvis Cocker – as well as appeared both live and on record with musicians including Lone Taxidermist, Jon Hopkins, Rozi Plain, John T. Gast, Patrick Wolf, Tunng and John Foxx. She sees her practice as much as a social activity as an expressive, technical art and takes an experimental, punk approach to music making - seeking to create work that has a free quality and resists categorization, often arising through the juxtaposition of musical disciplines and genres. Singles 'No Sign and 'King Of The Holloway Road' were championed by BBC 6 Music's Marc Riley. Bas Jan is ready to tour europe/UK in Sept.
Generally available / Europe/UK.
Contact Etienne | Links: Bas Jan FB | Label Page | 'Argument' Live at Union Chapel | Soundcloud | No Sign Video | Holloway Road Video


BRIAN CASE
(US / Hands in the Dark)
Brian Case (FACS, Disappears, 90 day men, Bambi Kino Duo…) just has released another stunning new solo album "Plays Paradise Artificial". This third album somehow manages to compile and condense the best bits of its predecessors, and the magnificent viridian, glacial universe developed by Case since the beginning of his solo ventures is brought to the forefront. The Chicago artist centers his elusive, dehumanized compositions on two simple, minimal elements. Using just vocals and synths, he has created a simultaneously modern and post-apocalyptic soundtrack, where music exists as the final traces of the footsteps of humanity.
Available for fly-ins or special events / Europe/UK.
Contact Etienne | Links: Liberation Review | Video of 7D | Pattern 1 video | Ship Building Video | The Drone Review


CHLOE
(FR / Lumière Noire)
Chloé is an electronic music artist suspended between genres and aesthetics unable to be categorized. With a style born from a true DJ culture and a strength of building a set with a personal vision, the French DJ and producer has developed a unique ear and sound distinctly her own. Collaborating often within the world of cinema, dance and Art Chloé has created exclusive sound pieces, for the Cinemathéque de Paris for one as well as a Tribute to Steve Reich with classical percussionist Vassilena Serafimova. Booking Art Projects by Pascal@julietippex.com (Worldwide Dj sets booking by Fmly London warren@fmly.agency – France Dj sets & Live booking by Dif peggy@dif.productions).
Generally available / Europe.
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Marimba virtuoso Vassilena Serafimova studied at the Conservatoire de Paris, as well as the Juilliard School in New York. She won some of the world's most prestigious contests, performing as a soloist and chamber musicians. The artistic co-director of the Marimba & Percussion Festival Bulgaria and of the Paris Percussion Group, she has also taken part in collaborations with musicians including jazz pianist Thomas Enhco (Deutsche Grammophon). The chemistry with self-taught Chloé was immediate, and fueled by the human complicity between the two musicians. "Chloé is my first collaboration with an electronic music. That is totally new to me, a true field of exploration". The music of Steve Reich, as the launchpad for the collaboration, was like a common language, which they gradually broke away from: "Reich is the most obvious link between electronic and academic music explains Chloé. "It was a starting point, a pretext, to go elsewhere. The idea was to then walk away from it... ».
Generally available / World.
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CZN
(UK / Negative Days)
CZN stands for Copper, Zinc and Nickel, the raw materials used by percussionist and sculptor Joao Pais Filipe to make gongs and bells in his portuguese studio. CZN is also the alchemical sound of Joao in collaboration with percussionist Valentina Magaletti (Tomaga, Vanishing Twin, uuuu). The duo create rich tapestries of hypnotic rhythms, evolving the sound of drums and percussion into vivid textures: visceral timbres and telescoping rhythms that surround and beguile, and which hint at the meditative states of spiritual jazz as much as the cerebral counterpoint of Minimalist Composition. Beginning with a one off recording session in Porto in Spring 2018, the duo have crafted a debut LP that will be released as a collaboration between Porto’s Lovers & Lollipops collective and Tomaga’s Negative Days label in November 2018, including a launch party at Cafe Oto on 17th December.
Generally available / Europe.
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DÄLEK
(US / Ipecac, Exile on Mainstream)
“Before Def Jux, before Death Grips, before Yeezus, there was Dälek” (Noisey). Pioneers of alt hip-hop, Dälek (pronounced "die-a-lek") features Rapper/Producer MC Dälek and Producer/Live Electronics Mike Manteca. With roots in the mid-90's DIY scene, Dälek has been delivering groundbreaking albums for over 20 years. They have encapsulated fans and critics across all genres, garnering fans and accolades from the Hip-Hop, Electronic, Indie, Metal, Shoegaze, Jazz and experimental communities. After releasing 7 studio albums, numerous collaborations, EP's, and remixes, they are known for their large body of work and pushing boundaries with every release. Their forthcoming release will be an EP (5 tracks) on Exile on Mainstream Records on April 5, 2019.
Available for fly-ins or special events / Europe.
Contact Etienne | Links: Rolling Stones itw | New Single "Echoes Of..." | NPR stream | Visions feature


ETIENNE JAUMET
(FR / Versatile)
Etienne Jaumet is the name behind the legendary French band Zombie Zombie, The Married Monk, The Tribute to La Monte Young (with Spacemen Three's Sonic Boom), to name just few of the bands he's played with. He plays sax with James Holden live band. When his henchman (Cosmic Neman) is not around beating on the drums for the band-beyond-the-grave, Zombie Zombie, Etienne Jaumet takes control of a spacecraft that only he can manage, cruising outer space on a quest for a deeper sound. As a solo performer, he delves into a box of inspirations drawn from horror movie soundtracks, jazz, French 1970s avant-garde, vintage italo, kosmische, library music and psychedelia, concocting a sound that is sensuous, intoxicating. Breathtaking in its imagination and cinematic scope, Jaumet's live show which takes in saxophone and a vast array of vintage keyboards and synthesizers is essential viewing. 'Night Music", his first CD on Versatile Records (2009) was produced by Carl Craig. "La Visite", his second album was out in 2014. In September 2018 Etienne will have a new album on Versatile Records with covers of jazz classics: Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Duke Elington, Art Ensemble of Chicago… again played with his signatures analog synths, drum machine and alto sax.
Generally available / World.
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‘Continuum’ is a 52-minute audiovisual performance by Félicie d’Estienne d’Orves produced in tribute to the electronic piece «Koume» (1993) by the French composer Eliane Radigue. The show was commissioned for the performance hall at the Centre Pompidou to be presented for the fiftieth anniversary of the first man on the moon in 2019. ‘Continuum’ is a reconstruction of a sunset on stage as could be observed on Mars. Félicie d’Estienne d’Orves envisioned combining progressive, imperceptible frequency variations and sustained drones from Eliane Radigue’s music, with the temporal and visual continuum of a Martian sunset. The sun doesn’t actually set; the Earth rotates around the sun. This endlessly repeated, perpetual movement is a model of an eternal beginning again. This term ‘space- time continuum’, also taken from relativistic mechanics, designates a space of which the 4th dimension would be time.
Generally available / World.
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IRMIN SCHMIDT
(DE / Spoon Records)
With a classical music training, close to Stockhausen and John Cage, the German pianist, composer and conductor Irmin Schmidt, co-founder of the group Can in 1966, just released - at the age of 81 - ''5 Klavierstücke'', a meditative solo piano album recorded at home in Provence. Also available is the "Can Project" with symphonic orchestra and rock concert tribute to Can.
Generally available / World.
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JOAKIM - SEMI CONDUCTOR
(FR / Vinyl Factory)
“Semi-Conductor” is a musical performance created by Joakim following his residency at Studio Venezia (the installation/recording studio created by Xavier Veilhan for the French pavilion at the 2017 Venice Art Biennale) and the subsequent album “The Studio Venezia Sessions” that was released by Vinyl Factory in June 2018. Somewhere between the musical performance and the installation, “Semi-Conductor” proposes to transform the spatial configuration and the experience of a typical concert (i.e. a center stage in front of an audience, the sound is coming off stage in stereo). Here, there is no stage, no center either, instead, the instruments are scattered around space, with their own amplification system creating a multi-diffusion sound throughout the space.
Generally available / World.
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The project features Etienne Jaumet, a Paris based musician who has a solo carrer on synths and sax and also plays with Zombie Zombie; Sonic Boom electronic musician from London who played with Spacemen 3, Spectrum and E.A.R. (Experimental Audio Research. Both artists wanted to collaborate for some time. They are joined by Céline Wadier, a French artist singing in Indian Classical music style. Etienne and Sonic play analog synths. The project was created at Lieu Unique, Nantes and Philarmonie de Paris in May 2016.
Generally available / Europe.
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An intimate evening in seated venues with Lee, singing songs with both electric and acoustic guitars, presenting videos and telling stories from his early days in New York City, his years with Sonic Youth, and more, including Q&A with the audience and selected local moderators at each venue. A chance to open up the concert experience and allow the audience to get up close.
Available for fly-ins or special events / Europe/UK.
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MESANGE
(UK / God Unknown)
Mésange is a collaboration between composer/violinist Agathe Max and composer/ musician Luke Mawdsley. Their second release, Gypsy Moth, anticipates the forces of nature, creation and rebirth, mordant musical tapestries (Minimalism, Drone and Ambient) are washed in dense electric skies, exposing signs that flutter and flare in dark elegance. Released in November 2018, the band already have support slots with Terry Riley, and Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, which shows that they fit into disparate ends of a wide musical spectrum.
Generally available / Europe.
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NADINE BYRNE
(SE / iDEAL Recordings)
Nadine Byrne is a multidisciplinary artist with work spanning sculpture, film, publishing and sound. Alongside sister Tanya she performs and records as Ectoplasm Girls, who released their latest album New Feeling Come in 2016. Her latest solo project Dreaming Remembering seeks out a new direction, setting her poems to music, inspired by the borderland between memory and dream. This film accompanies five tracks from the album ’Dreaming Remembering' which was released in June 2018 on iDEAL Recordings.
Available for fly-ins or special events / Europe/UK.
Contact Tea | Links: Artistpage | Soundcloud | Nadine Byrne | The Wire Video Premier


NOTS
(US / Goner Records)
NOTS are back! they've just unveiled their new single, "Half Painted House" and announced new album, '3' -- the Memphis band's third full-length and their first as a trio -- A dark, unpredictable, raucous, liberating sound is what it's all about! '3' sees its release May 10 simultaneously on Goner Records and Upset the Rhythm. Get in touch!
Available for fly-ins or special events / Europe/UK.
Contact Etienne | Links: NOTS FB | New Album Info | Live BB mIx | Live in London at the Garage | New single | Trax Arte | White Noise Video | Decadence Video


ORCHESTRA OF SPHERES
(NZ / Fire records)
Orchestra of Spheres return to Europe in November 2018 with a new album. Following in the wake of the genre defying future classics 'Nonagonic Now'(2010) and 'Vibration Animal Sex Brain Music' (2013) and 2016's 'Brothers And Sisters Of the Black Lagoon", the band have been described variously as 'a surreal road-trip through a hyper primal, fuzzed-out, synth laden, garden of Eden', and "...a hot, dynamic unit who present a live show that defies both categorization and expectation". For their new album they employ double drummers, woodwinds and other expansions into deeper, headier grooves.
Available for fly-ins or special events / Europe/UK.
Contact Tom | Links: Live | "Fingerweg" Music Video


The electronic duo formed by brussels based artists TG Gondard and Carrageenan, describe its music as ‘minimal funk for brutal dancefloors’. We think it actually fits their sound, do you? After playing festivals such as Villette Sonique, Schiev, Musiques Volantes, 3 Eléphants... the guys are available for club shows & special events.
Available for fly-ins or special events / Europe/ UK.
Contact Ambre | Links: Bandcamp | Facebook | The Word


RHYS CHATHAM
(US / Foom)
Rhys Chatham is a composer, guitarist, trumpet player and flutist from Manhattan, currently living in Paris, who altered the DNA of rock and created a new type of urban music by fusing the overtone-drenched minimalism of the early 60s with the relentless, elemental fury of the Ramones — the textural intricacies of the avant-garde colliding with the visceral punch of electric guitar-slinging punk rock. Starting with Guitar Trio in the 1970s and culminating with A Crimson Grail for 200 electric guitars in 2009, Chatham has been working for over 30 years to make use of armies of electric guitars in special tunings to merge the extended-time music of the sixties and seventies with serious hard rock. Chatham’s instrumentation ranges from the seminal composition composed in 1977 entitled Guitar Trio for 3 electric guitars, electric bass and drums, to the epoch evening-length work for 100 electric guitars, An Angel Moves Too Fast to See, composed in 1989… all the way to Chatham’s recent composition for 200 electric guitars, Crimson Grail, which was commissioned by the City of Paris for La Nuit Blanche Festival in 2005. A completely new version of the piece was commissioned by the Lincoln Center Outdoor Summer Festival in 2009. What does a composer do after mounting many performances with forces of 100-200 electric guitars? The composer gets back to basics, at least that’s what Rhys does! Along with the G100 and G3 programs, Chatham is currently offering a solo program, an evening length work with the composer performing himself on electric guitar, trumpets and bass alto and C flutes.
Generally available / Europe.
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SARAVAH REVISITE
(FR / Saravah)
Un hommage au label Saravah qui fête ses 50 ans. Premier label indépendant français, créé par Pierre Barouh, il révéla Jacques Higelin, Brigitte Fontaine et Areski, David McLean, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, Steve Lacy et bien d'autres. Pour cet hommage, en plus d'une exposition d'archives du label, de projections des films de Pierre Barouh et de conférence de son fils Benjamin, Julie Tippex crée un spectacle avec Brigitte Fontaine, Areski Belkacem, The Recyclers, Arlt, Borja Flames, Marion Cousin, Etienne Brunet. Première au Lieu Unique le 13 janvier 2018.
Generally available / World.
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TEHO TEARDO & BLIXA BARGELD
(IT, DE / Specula Records / Rough Trade)
Teho Teardo (génial créateur de Meathead et Matera, compositeur de B.O) et Blixa Bargeld (fameux fondateur de Einstürzende Neubauten, collaborateur de Nick Cave ou encore Alva Noto) ont sorti deux albums dont Still Smiling - "un disque chaleureux, plein d’humour, oscillant entre singeries éléctroniques et purs instants de grâce art rock. Illuminé par des cordes stupéfiantes de clarté et de beauté, notamment celles de la violoncelliste Martina Bertoni, le disque se décomposait en 12 chansons superbes, pleines d’humour et de malice, mais se permettant parfois une pure mélancolie, le berlinois s’autorisant beaucoup d’emphase dans son phrasé impeccable."
Available for fly-ins or special events / FR.
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THE CHAP
(UK / Lo Recordings)
The Chap's influences include the entire canon of all music ever as well as a lot of other stuff. They have musical backgrounds in pop, rock, post-atonal piano music, free improv and classical music. They're all in their 40s now. They don't look cool. They look good, though. Their live show is really dense and intense so you don't know what the hell is going on but you're loving every second of it.
Available for fly-ins or special events / Europe/UK.
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THE OSCILLATION
(UK / Fuzz Club)
After a two year hiatus The Oscillation return in 2018 with two new albums for the Fuzz Club label. Taking a few tangents from the vast, kaleidoscopic experience of sound and vision that has won them fans across the world, the new material veers between vertiginous kosmische soundscape, lysergic psychrock and acerbic no wave jam and sees the band enter yet another new dimension under the direction of central figure Demian Castellanos.
Generally available / Europe.
Contact Tom | Links: Visual Artist Julian Hand | Artist Page


TOMAGA & PIERRE BASTIEN
(UK/NL / Other People)
Pierre Bastien‘s music making machines exist at the cross between music, sculpture, installation and visual art. Blending live trumpet with screen projections and his mechanical sound sculptures, he has developed his own poetic language, and found accolades and fans including Aphex Twin (who released two of his records). His work has been described as “a timeless sounding orchestra, both futuristic and slightly dada, conjuring ancient traditions in its surprisingly sensuous music.” Tomaga are the duo of Valentina Magaletti and Tom Relleen, who blend prepared percussion with esoteric synthesizers and tuned percussion to create music that moves between industrial, jazz, psychedelia and minimalism. Since forming their duo in 2014 they have made 10 releases and received numerous accolades including BBC Radio describing them as ‘the best band in the UK’ and Thurston Moore inviting them to be part of the CAN Project at London Barbican in 2017. Tomaga and Pierre Bastien began a collaboration in 2017, firstly for a performance at Fructose in Dunkirk, and secondly for a performance at Supersonic Festival in UK. In the process of these live collaborations they have prepared a recording of their unique collaboration which will be released on Nicolas Jaar’s ‘Other People’ imprint in February 2019.
Available for fly-ins or special events / Europe.
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VANESSA WAGNER
(FR / infine-music)
Inland, Vanessa Wagner's new solo album, is the pianist’s continuation of the exploration of the minimalist composers register to complete the solo continuum of the Statea released in 2016 with the Mexican producer Murcof. Inland highlights a set of pieces, mostly rare or unavailable to date (Moondog, Nico Muhly, William Susman, Bryce Dessner, Gavin Bryars...) and some other well known (Philip Glass, Wim Mertens, Michael Nyman) that Vanessa Wagner performs with her classic pianist background and velvet sound.
Generally available / World.
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YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS
(UK / Domino)
Twenty-nine years after its release, Young Marble Giants’ legendary ‘Colossal Youth’ (on Rough Trade Records, recorded in 1980 in five days and mixed in 20 minutes) remains a landmark in post-punk music, an enigma of its own, acclaimed by musicians and audience over the years. Formed in 1978 in Cardiff, the trio’s music was constructed around the powerful and minimal instrumentation of brothers Philip and Stuart Moxham on bass and guitar, supporting the naive untrained vocals of Alison Statton. The band split in 1980, reformed in 2006 for a world-wide serie of amazing shows (with Julie Tippex!) and called it a day in 2015. In the 80s, after Young Marble Giants, Stuart played with The Gist, Alison with Week End and Spike. The big news in 2018 is that, following the reissues by Tiny Global Productions label of The Gist and Alison and Spike's albums, they all decided to go back on the road. Stuart, Alison and Spike will perform a best-of set their whole carrer.
Generally available / World.
Contact Pascal | Links: Website | Artist page


ZOMBIE-ZOMBIE
(FR / Versatile)
The Parisian trio formed by Cosmic Neman, Etienne Jaumet (also a solo recording artist) and Doc Schoenberg continues its incredible odyssey through the independent scene. An odyssey in the form of a meteoric rise. Since its beginnings Zombie Zombie claims his passion for krautrock and some form of cinematic music. The Zombie Zombie inevitably evokes bands such as Neu, Silver Apples, Suicide, Goblin or John Carpenter soundtracks. New album, LIVITY, out in October 2017 (Versatile); available for touring.
Generally available / World.
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