° In Girum _ EP1
Johann Bourquenez _ keyboards & electronics
Sylvain Darrifourcq _ drums & electronics
° This is a new duo
In Girum is a brand new duo featuring two adventurous musicians, Johann Bourquenez – best known for his work with the critically acclaimed piano trio Plaistow, and the syncretic, sharp and energetic drummer Sylvain Darrifourcq – who composes and plays in bands such as In Love With and MILESDAVISQUINTET!. Both have a worldwide concerts experience, and a tendency to push the limits of everything they do.
The music of In Girum is focused on polyrhythmic patterns, ever changing trance-like loops, and the challenging and powerful blend of acoustic drums with electronic machines and keyboards. In Girum develops irresistible grooves and textures that defy the mind and the body.
° This is the first release
In Girum’s first EP contains three tracks, the two firsts being groove-oriented and the closing one giving way for some more chilled-out atmosphere. Recorded and mixed by long-time collaborator Renaud Millet-Lacombe, and released on Bandcamp exclusively.
° Johann Bourquenez / keyboards & electronics
Johann Bourquenez, based in Geneva since 2007, is the pianist and principal composer of the trio Plaistow, in which he developed a unique approach of the instrument, playing unusual harmonic drones and other extended techniques. He created and composed for the large choral Le Grand Choeur Noise, and plays piano solos. For In Girum, Johann decided to use solely electronic devices.
«They make you think about sound and about time. They can sweep you away with a burst of lyricism or pin you to the spot. They’ve been one of the best surprises of this year’s London Jazz Festival.» - Richard Williams (about Plaistow, 2014)
° Sylvain Darrifourcq / drums & electronics
Sylvain Darrifourcq lives in Paris since 2008. He studied classical percussions before turning to drums, which he played with the Emile Parisien Quartet from 2004 to 2014. He now composes and works with musicians as Valentin & Théo Ceccaldi, Guillaume Hermen, Joëlle Léandre, Tony Malaby, Michel Portal, Louis Sclavis, Marc Ducret, Andrea Parkins, Akosh S., Kit Downes...
«French drummer Sylvain Darrifourcq is a prodigious original whose repertoire has all the spiky, crackling energy of improv, but which balances spontaneity with very tight organisation»
- John Fordham, The Guardian
«Sylvain Darrifourcq est l’inventeur d’un véritable flot rythmique qui serait comme l’agrégat de mille gouttes d’eau sonores.» - François-René Simon, Jazz Magazine
° Press Inquiries, Booking, Contacts
Johann Bourquenez | email@example.com
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