Rien Virgule

NEWS


BIO

No one could have known if the band would have carried on after the loss of Jean-Marc, neither would have the remaining members, Anne, Mathias and Manuel. How can one overcome such an ordeal?

As life was flowing on the edges of grief, and as the three of them were playing together, a conclusion slowly revealed : a burning lifeblood between them, irrigating the grooves of their previous records, which fascinated every audience attending their concerts or – dare one say – their happenings. Rien Virgule was still alive. Then came the urge to go back to work and make a third record.

Unlike its title coming from a haiku (‘La Consolation des Violettes’, ie. ‘The Solace of Violets’), a radically short form of poetry, the album itself chooses to stretch its limbs, to free itself from the innate constraints of a simple LP, to spread its wings in order to attain an unprecedented stature.

While one can recite a haiku within a breath, the music of Rien Virgule unleashes a myriad of them. It is crafted by the different journeys of each of its members, who staggered in the corridors of experimental music for a long time before delivering a very personal vision of pop music, as White Noise did in their time.

One can understand the full extent of the band with the length of this record. Its perfectly blends, thanks to its almost scientific, precise sense of narration, some written pieces on which one can swear to hear the melodic curls of Robert Wyatt, and totally spontaneous jams. Those latter are cut then glued back so much, likewise Teo Macero’s work for the records of Miles Davis, that they tend to form fairy tales from a lab written with magnetic tape.

Jean-Marc, and his noisy DIY instrumentarium, gave its part of chaos to the other members of the band, who are keeping on making a clutter made of metal and broken glass resonate, as if they were sparks of life. ‘La Consolation des Violettes’ is a woven universe of travellings on the edge of ruin and poems drawn with a soldering iron, possessed with an impetus of visceral liberty, a vibrating and profoundly moving music.

LINE-UP
Anne Careil: vocals, synthesizer
Mathias Pontevia: horizontal drums
Manuel Duval : horizontal synthesizers

With the support of: Agence culturelle départementale Dordogne Périgord, Le Rocksane/Bergerac

LINKS


PRESS


CONTACT

Booking : Lucas Hihn
Promo : Varvara Papaspanopoulou

DISCOGRAPHIE

  • La consolation des violettes

    Murailles Music / La République des Granges / Permafrost / Zamzamrec2021
    LP
    Buy
  • ‘Le couronnement des silex’

    Permafrost / Zamzam Records / La République des Granges2019
    LP / CD / Digital
  • ‘Trente jours a grande échelle’

    La république des granges2015
    LP / CD / Digital

Past shows

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  • DateCountryCityVenuewith 
  • 19/11/2022FranceLe Mans (72)Garage 5Astreinte event
  • 18/11/2022FranceBrest (29)Festival Invisible, la CarèneOiseaux-Tempête & friends, Chocolat Billy, Bas Janinfos event
  • 17/11/2022FranceParis (75)La StationOiseaux-Tempête & friends (release party), Cate Hortlinfos event
  • 05/11/2022FranceAngoulême (16)BISOU, Bêta (orgas. Saxifraga & La Nef)infos event
  • 04/11/2022FranceLa Villedieu (23)Lieu sur demandeinfos
  • 22/10/2022FranceNantes (44)Duchesseinfos event
  • 21/10/2022FranceBricquebec-en-Cotentin (50)Le Réaume event
  • 20/10/2022Grande-BretagneBrighton (UK)Rose Hill ArtsArltinfos event
  • 19/10/2022Grande-BretagneLondres (UK)Café OTO, soirée RockfortArltinfos event
  • 15/10/2022Grande-BretagneBristol (UK)Strange Brewthe fertile crescent & MXLXinfos event
  • 14/10/2022Belgique Bruxelles (BE)Botanique, Witloof Barinfos event
  • 13/10/2022FranceTroyes (10)The Messageinfos event
  • 30/07/2022FranceBéarn (64)Jambe Crueinfos event
  • 29/07/2022FranceSaint-Julia (31)Château H.infos event
  • 20/06/2022FranceGrenoble (38)le 102Soitinfos
  • 19/06/2022SuisseGenève (CH)Baz'art Festivalinfos event
  • 18/06/2022SuisseZurich (CH)Helsinki Clubinfos event
  • 17/06/2022FranceStrasbourg (67)La Grenzeinfos event
  • 16/06/2022FranceCunlhat (63)L'Octopusinfos
  • 07/05/2022FranceMorogues (18)Berry Social ClubSol Hess & the Boom Boom Doom Revue
  • 06/05/2022FranceCaen (14)Festival Annuléinfos
  • 05/05/2022FranceRennes (35)Le Terminus event
  • 15/04/2022Franceproche Redon (44)Concert chez l'habitant
  • 14/04/2022FranceAllonnes (72)L'Excelsior (co-orgas Teriaki, L'Excelsior et Superforma)ERER event
  • 10/04/2022FranceLabège (31)La Maison Salvan'Hybird' de Violaine Lochuinfos event
  • 09/04/2022FranceBordeaux (33)Novo Localinfos
  • 08/04/2022FranceAngers (49)Le GarageEyjafjöllinfos event
  • 26/03/2022FranceSaint-Macaire (33) Chapelle des Ursulines (orga. La Petite Populaire)Performance de Patrick Deletrezinfos event
  • 05/03/2022FranceParis (75)La Station - Gare des MinesRadio Hitoinfos event
  • 19/02/2022FranceFelletin (23)La Petite Maison Rougeinfos
  • 17/02/2022FranceTalence (33)L'Antirøuille l Rock & Chanson, Off the Beach (orga. Einstein on the Beach)trio Mike Ladd, Emilie Škrijelj, Tom Malmendierinfos event
  • 18/12/2021FranceFelletin (23)La Petite Maison Rouge (ANNULÉ)Bégayer, 'Évohé Bègue', Alexandre Chanoine et Kevin Orliangeinfos
  • 17/12/2021FranceParis (75)Festival Magnétique Nord, la Station (ANNULÉ)Slikback, Donna Candy, Ha Kyoon, Under Arrest, Marouchkainfos event
  • 11/12/2021FranceLa Réole (33) Salle de l'Amicale Laïque (orga. La Petite Populaire) (ANNULÉ)Queen of the Meadow event
  • 10/12/2021FranceBordeaux (33)Café PompierAmapolainfos event
  • 07/11/2021FranceNantes (44)Festival Wine Nat White Heat, StereoluxArooj Aftab, Marta de Pascalisinfos event
  • 06/11/2021FranceParis (75)Petit Bain, 'Fête du relâchement'Sarah Terral, Tryphème, Guilhem Allinfos event
  • 05/11/2021BelgiqueBruxelles (BE)La CheminéeTzii
  • 04/11/2021FranceLille (59)La Malterie (orga. Cerbère Coryphée)Deûleinfos event
  • 03/11/2021FranceAmiens (80)L'Accueil Froidinfos event
  • 02/11/2021FranceSaint-Pierre-des-Corps (37)Le Dojo
  • 16/10/2021FranceToulouse (31)Le Théâtre de Garonne infos event
  • 15/10/2021FranceBédarieux (34)concert secret
  • 13/10/2021FranceMarseille (13)L'EmbobineuseLa Coupureinfos event
  • 12/10/2021FranceDie (26)concert secret
  • 11/10/2021FranceLyon (69)Grrrnd ZeroGaute Granliinfos event
  • 10/10/2021SuisseGenève (CH)Cave12Gaute Granliinfos event
  • 09/10/2021FranceChadron (43)Le Pakebot event
  • 08/10/2021FranceChalon-sur-Saône (71)Festival "Dancing People Don't Die" - LaPéniche infos event
  • 07/10/2021FranceClermont-Ferrand (63)lieu secret
  • 18/09/2021FrancePau (64)Festival 'Poésie dans les chais', La Feronnerie Pyjamaramainfos event
  • 17/09/2021FranceTulle (19)Le Conseil Général
  • 16/09/2021FranceNiort (79)Concert Dynamo chez l'habitantinfos event
  • 05/08/2021FranceDamvix (85)concert secretEPAIS
  • 09/07/2021FranceTarnac (19)La Ferme du Goutailloux
  • 03/07/2021FranceVallesville (31)La Mamie
  • 26/06/2021FranceGentilly (94)Festival Sonic Protest, Le Générateur infos event
  • 25/06/2021FranceL'Isle (24) Festival 'Lisle Sauvage'infos event
  • 12/06/2021FranceRennes (35)Le Jardin Moderne (organisé par Carnival of Sound et L'Alambik) Black Cambouis + Héron Cendré (Gregaldur) + Winter Family + Heimat infos event
  • 11/04/2021SuisseGenève (CH)Cave12 (ANNULÉ)infos
  • 17/01/2021FranceVillefranche-de-Rouergue (12)Lieu Secret (ANNULÉ)
  • 16/01/2021FranceTulle (19)Lieu Secret (ANNULÉ)
  • 15/01/2021FranceSaint-Hilaire-Foissac (19)Ferme du Goutailloux (ANNULÉ)

NEWS

BIO

No one could have known if the band would have carried on after the loss of Jean-Marc, neither would have the remaining members, Anne, Mathias and Manuel. How can one overcome such an ordeal?

As life was flowing on the edges of grief, and as the three of them were playing together, a conclusion slowly revealed : a burning lifeblood between them, irrigating the grooves of their previous records, which fascinated every audience attending their concerts or – dare one say – their happenings. Rien Virgule was still alive. Then came the urge to go back to work and make a third record.

Unlike its title coming from a haiku (‘La Consolation des Violettes’, ie. ‘The Solace of Violets’), a radically short form of poetry, the album itself chooses to stretch its limbs, to free itself from the innate constraints of a simple LP, to spread its wings in order to attain an unprecedented stature.

While one can recite a haiku within a breath, the music of Rien Virgule unleashes a myriad of them. It is crafted by the different journeys of each of its members, who staggered in the corridors of experimental music for a long time before delivering a very personal vision of pop music, as White Noise did in their time.

One can understand the full extent of the band with the length of this record. Its perfectly blends, thanks to its almost scientific, precise sense of narration, some written pieces on which one can swear to hear the melodic curls of Robert Wyatt, and totally spontaneous jams. Those latter are cut then glued back so much, likewise Teo Macero’s work for the records of Miles Davis, that they tend to form fairy tales from a lab written with magnetic tape.

Jean-Marc, and his noisy DIY instrumentarium, gave its part of chaos to the other members of the band, who are keeping on making a clutter made of metal and broken glass resonate, as if they were sparks of life. ‘La Consolation des Violettes’ is a woven universe of travellings on the edge of ruin and poems drawn with a soldering iron, possessed with an impetus of visceral liberty, a vibrating and profoundly moving music.

LINE-UP
Anne Careil: vocals, synthesizer
Mathias Pontevia: horizontal drums
Manuel Duval : horizontal synthesizers

With the support of: Agence culturelle départementale Dordogne Périgord, Le Rocksane/Bergerac

LINKS

PRESS

DISCOGRAPHIE

  • La consolation des violettes

    Murailles Music / La République des Granges / Permafrost / Zamzamrec2021
    LP
    Buy
  • ‘Le couronnement des silex’

    Permafrost / Zamzam Records / La République des Granges2019
    LP / CD / Digital
  • ‘Trente jours a grande échelle’

    La république des granges2015
    LP / CD / Digital

CONTACT