FLORIAN CHAIGNE
Blooming

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Florian Chaigne: drums and percussions, featuring: | Taran Singh: spoken word and poetry on tracks 4, 6, and 12 | Elie Dalibert: alto sax on tracks 3, 8 and 9 | Gweltaz Hervé: soprano and baritone sax on tracks 8, 9 and 15 | Alexis Persigan: trombone on tracks 3, 4, 11 and 12 | Émilie Chevillard: chromatic harp on tack 5 | Mathieu Lagraula: electric guitar on tracks 11 and 12 | Sylvain Didou: double bass on tracks 5, 7, 10 and 15

CD-r – 17 tracks – min 45
Edition of 300 copies
Released October 24, 2016

Description

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VIDEO

TRACKLIST

01. Gongs – 01:34
02. Misses Belles – 02:08
03. Svalbard – 02:49
04. Gold Fish – 02:59
05. « Ces certitudes distraites… » – 0 02:34
06. More Whore – 02:35
07. Wo Shi – 01:38
08. Varāha – 03:28
09. Astres et désastres – 02:38
10. C’est assez… – 02:22
11. What’s going on, man? – 04:33
12. Bad Man – 03:16
13. Saturne – 03:00
14. Tom & Jerry – 01:47
15. Requiem for a Bird – 01:43
16. Mangrove – 02:26
17. Lullaby – 04:01

“Bad Man” is a Langston HUGHES’ poem.
“Gold Fish” & “More Whore” are Taran SINGH’s poems.

DESCRIPTION

French drummer Florian Chaigne is a classically-trained percussionist, who has experienced playing in rock and metal bands before continuing to study jazz and compositions. After having founded local funk and jazz-world bands, he is now exploring free-improvised music. This cross-disciplinary experience helped him to shape his first solo album, «Blooming».

Properly speaking this is not only a solo album, since only a third of the tracks are pieces for drums solo. Drums and percussions – still too often thought only as accompaniment instruments – are put here into the limelight. The challenge of this part is to get the listeners immersed in a subjective sound made by timbral subtleties, where they could also image to play themselves the drums.

In the second part many guests join to share their musical energy with Florian, creating eleven pieces, without any rules but two: they had to be completely improvised and they had to be short.
We can listen to duos, trios and quartets where the drums are now talking, supporting, contrasting, being silent. In a permanent relationship with the others, in a dialogue with life.

Like a blooming flower, indeed.

CREDITS

Tracks 1, 2, 13, 14, 16, 17 recorded in December 2015 at Théâtre Mosaïque, Collinée and mixed by Jérémy Rouault.
Tracks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15 recorded in February 2016 at Cornerbox Studio, Rocheservière and mixed by Olivier Ménard.
Mastered by Pierre Vandewaeter at Studio Lakanal, Montpellier (France).
Photos by David Gallard/CLACK.
Artwork by Stéphanie Bénéteau.
Graphics by Laure Catugier.
Produced by Florian Chaigne and Aut Records in 2016.


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