Clément Petit : cello, synths
Frédéric Soulard : synths, drum machine
Hugues Mayot : saxophones, bass clarinet
Delphine Joussein : flutes
Manuel Peskine : piano
Vincent Taeger : drums, marimba
"Fredéric Soulard and Clément Petit's "Asychrone" celebrates the protean creativity of composer, producer and performer Ryuichi Sakamoto, best known for his B. O of Hollywood films such as 'The Last Emperor' by Bernardo Bertolluci or 'The Revenant' by Alejandro González Iñárritu, less for his leading role in the great innovations of electronic music and ambient music at the end of the 70's or for his colossal work which mixes acoustic instruments, synthesizers or field recording.
The duo is less interested in reproducing verbatim excerpts from this repertoire than in being inspired by Sakamoto's freedom, his mysticism, his ease in drawing inspiration from Debussy as much as from Kraftwerk. The attraction is easily explained by the backgrounds of the two protagonists. Like Sakamoto, they each have a solid classical training - piano and violin for Soulard, cello for Petit - which then led to multiple experiences as instrumentalists as well as composers, producers and sound engineers in styles ranging from jazz to electronic music, African....
They are committed to shuffling the cards between the lyricism of European post-romanticism, contemporary repetitive music, krautrock, no wave, etc., in a mixture of timbres and textures that blurs the boundaries between electro and acoustic, bulimia of styles and contemplative minimalism. "Asynchrone", more than a tribute to a frozen work, is a tribute to creative freedom.