Èlg et La Chimie

BIO

Since 2004, Laurent Gérard alias Èlg (Opéra Mort, Orgue Agnès) has never ceased to draw the sonic equivalent of concentric spirals and labyrinths made of cedars, brambles and guts. By constantly renewing his instrumentarium over the years, he has built improbable bridges between musique concrète and songwriting (Vu du Dôme, Mauve Zone), diagonal spoken word and wormhole (Amiral Prose), electronic incantations in crypt and blob choirs (Mil Pluton, La Chimie). The language is sometimes francophone, sometimes reduced to an alien babble, invoking the old man, the madman, the child, the dusty revenant, the epileptic bard or the messenger of love.

In 2019 he began composing a series of sound paintings to illustrate multiple states of being, which constitute the album “Dans le Salon du Nous“, scheduled for release at the end of november 2021 on the Belgian label Vlek. He collaborated with his brother Mim on the production, and numerous collaborators across the tracks and the result is a stirring journey, whispered, sung and shouted flat on the stomach on the great slide that leads from birth to the Bardo. This experience lead to the formation of an ensemble to dig into this raw energy and redraw the contours of the record again and feel confident enough to present the most pop side of his fractal brain live. Èlg composes new songs with drawers and summons three mutant musicians whose imagination, personality and almost vegetal elasticity exceeded all expectations from the very first rehearsals.

Èlg et La Chimie is a three-headed hydra chanting its poly-melodies in songs that clash like so many small galaxies giving birth to a new map of the pop sky.

Marie Nachury, a vertiginously versatile and ambidextrous musician, as comfortable in learned music orchestras (Furvent, the Grand Sbam, Arfi) as in sprawling rock bacchanals (Dur et Doux collective, Brice et sa Pute), sings, plays the bass with her left hand, the organ with her right and operates two marble flute pumps with her feet. She is an angel. She is a witch.  

Johann Mazé (France Sauvage, Lord Rectangle) alias the man with 400 hands and 800 feet. His playing is a curious mixture of cold, hot, stiff, supple and incredibly organic. He can make any living thing dance and then sit down with a click. He even pulls custom-made electronic pads from his briefcase, built by a former NASA scientist.

LINE-UP

Laurent Gérard: voice, guitar
Marie Nachury: voice, bass, percussion and keyboard
Johann Mazé: percussion, voice, electronics
Alexandre Menexiadis : sound, effects


LINKS


CONTACT

Booking : Lucas Hihn
Press : Marc Chonier

DISCOGRAPHIE

  • ZWARTE VIJVERS

    NEXT Festival Records 20212022
    K7, Digital
  • Dans le salon du Nous

    Vlek2021
    LP
  • Les Particules

    three:four records2019
    LP
  • Vu du Dôme

    Editions Gravats2018
    LP
  • Mauve Zone

    Nashazphone2016
    LP
  • Triste Zoo

    Lexidisques2014
    7
  • La Chimie

    SDZ Records2013
    LP
  • Mil Pluton

    Hundebiss Records / Alter2012
    LP
  • Tout Ploie

    Kraak2008
    LP

Past shows

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  • DateCountryCityVenuewith 
  • 27/11/2022FranceBoulogne-Billancourt (92)Festival BBmix, Carré Belle-FeuilleCaroline, Arlt, Fred Frith & Heike Lissinfos event
  • 14/10/2022FranceMarseille (13)L'EmbobineuseYes Indeed, Charlie O.S., DJ Zoint Bipinfos event
  • 13/10/2022FranceGrenoble (38)La BobineUndae Tropicinfos event
  • 03/09/2022BelgiqueEupen (BE)Festival Meakusmainfos event
  • 02/09/2022FranceStrasbourg (67)Le Diamant d'OrChien fer, Beatrice
  • 01/09/2022AllemagneStuttgart (DE)Neue Schachtelinfos
  • 27/08/2022FranceYvré-l'Évêque (72) Les Siestes TeriakiDame Area, Taranta Lanera, Antoine Souchav, Marcel, Roboyinfos event
  • 07/07/2022FranceBordeaux (33)La Mêlée, Fabrique POLAinfos event
  • 17/04/2022SuisseGenève (CH)Cave12Aulp Umainfos event
  • 16/04/2022FranceBillom (63) La PERM (orgas. Le Café du Quai & Black Moon Temple)Batalh, Stuffed Foxesinfos event
  • 15/04/2022FranceNantes (44)Festival Variations, le lieu uniqueKate NVinfos event
  • 14/04/2022FranceVaulx-en-Velin (69)Grrrnd ZeroNape Neck, Quantum Lipsinfos event
  • 13/04/2022SuisseZurich (CH)WalcheturmAnna & Stoffnerinfos event
  • 04/02/2022FranceRennes (35)Les Ateliers du Vent (orga. l'Alambik et Carnival of Sound)La Société des timides à la parade des oiseauxinfos event
  • 31/10/2021FranceAmiens (80)Accueil Froid infos
  • 30/10/2021BelgiqueBruxelles (BE)BeursschouwburgJustine Grilletinfos event
  • 29/10/2021FranceMontreuil (93)Les Instants ChavirésPerrine Bourelinfos event

events

BIO

Since 2004, Laurent Gérard alias Èlg (Opéra Mort, Orgue Agnès) has never ceased to draw the sonic equivalent of concentric spirals and labyrinths made of cedars, brambles and guts. By constantly renewing his instrumentarium over the years, he has built improbable bridges between musique concrète and songwriting (Vu du Dôme, Mauve Zone), diagonal spoken word and wormhole (Amiral Prose), electronic incantations in crypt and blob choirs (Mil Pluton, La Chimie). The language is sometimes francophone, sometimes reduced to an alien babble, invoking the old man, the madman, the child, the dusty revenant, the epileptic bard or the messenger of love.

In 2019 he began composing a series of sound paintings to illustrate multiple states of being, which constitute the album “Dans le Salon du Nous“, scheduled for release at the end of november 2021 on the Belgian label Vlek. He collaborated with his brother Mim on the production, and numerous collaborators across the tracks and the result is a stirring journey, whispered, sung and shouted flat on the stomach on the great slide that leads from birth to the Bardo. This experience lead to the formation of an ensemble to dig into this raw energy and redraw the contours of the record again and feel confident enough to present the most pop side of his fractal brain live. Èlg composes new songs with drawers and summons three mutant musicians whose imagination, personality and almost vegetal elasticity exceeded all expectations from the very first rehearsals.

Èlg et La Chimie is a three-headed hydra chanting its poly-melodies in songs that clash like so many small galaxies giving birth to a new map of the pop sky.

Marie Nachury, a vertiginously versatile and ambidextrous musician, as comfortable in learned music orchestras (Furvent, the Grand Sbam, Arfi) as in sprawling rock bacchanals (Dur et Doux collective, Brice et sa Pute), sings, plays the bass with her left hand, the organ with her right and operates two marble flute pumps with her feet. She is an angel. She is a witch.  

Johann Mazé (France Sauvage, Lord Rectangle) alias the man with 400 hands and 800 feet. His playing is a curious mixture of cold, hot, stiff, supple and incredibly organic. He can make any living thing dance and then sit down with a click. He even pulls custom-made electronic pads from his briefcase, built by a former NASA scientist.

LINE-UP

Laurent Gérard: voice, guitar
Marie Nachury: voice, bass, percussion and keyboard
Johann Mazé: percussion, voice, electronics
Alexandre Menexiadis : sound, effects

LINKS

DISCOGRAPHIE

  • ZWARTE VIJVERS

    NEXT Festival Records 20212022
    K7, Digital
  • Dans le salon du Nous

    Vlek2021
    LP
  • Les Particules

    three:four records2019
    LP
  • Vu du Dôme

    Editions Gravats2018
    LP
  • Mauve Zone

    Nashazphone2016
    LP
  • Triste Zoo

    Lexidisques2014
    7
  • La Chimie

    SDZ Records2013
    LP
  • Mil Pluton

    Hundebiss Records / Alter2012
    LP
  • Tout Ploie

    Kraak2008
    LP

CONTACT

Booking : Lucas Hihn
Press : Marc Chonier