Blooming

by Florian Chaigne

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    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. He founded local funk and jazz-world bands and now explores free-improvised music. This cross-disciplinary experience helped him to shape his first solo album, «Blooming».

    Properly speaking it’s not only a solo album, since only a third of the tracks are pieces for drums solo. In this part of the album, drums and percussions, still too often thought only as accompaniment instruments, are in the limelight. Here the challenge 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 joined to share their musical energy with Florian, creating eleven pieces, with no rules except 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 flower that is blooming.

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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. He founded local funk and jazz-world bands and now explores free-improvised music. This cross-disciplinary experience helped him to shape his first solo album, «Blooming».

Properly speaking it’s not only a solo album, since only a third of the tracks are pieces for drums solo. In this part of the album, drums and percussions, still too often thought only as accompaniment instruments, are in the limelight. Here the challenge 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 joined to share their musical energy with Florian, creating eleven pieces, with no rules except 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 flower that is blooming.

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released October 24, 2016

"Bad Man" is a Langston HUGHES' poem.
"Gold Fish" & "More Whore" are Taran SINGH's poems.


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

All right reserved Florian CHAIGNE.

Produced by Florian CHAIGNE & AUT Records, 2016.

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