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VAAGUE

Electronic music & acoustic drums 

(c) Bartosch Salmanski @ La Laiterie, Strasbourg

(c) Alice Khol

Pic (c) Alice Khol

The use of electronics has arrived in increasingly pronounced touches in Antoine Pierre's music, through his bands Urbex (jazz) and Next.Ape (experimental trip-hop). In 2018, he attended Thom Yorke's concert on the « Tomorrow's Modern Boxes » tour: a vibrant, organic live performance. This was the spark that led Antoine to create his own electro project. And thanks to a new sensor technology linking his drums to his computer, he was able to embark on this new solo adventure. VAAGUE was born in 2020.

 

After two critically acclaimed EPs in 2021 and 2022 (released on his own label Shapes No Frame), collaborations with Le Motel, Amy Root and Dorian Dumont (ECHT!) and a series of concerts in Belgium and abroad, VAAGUE is set to release its first album in October 2024: Oktopus Mekaniks.

On stage, VAAGUE is the fusion of the musician, his instrument and his computer.  Acoustics and electronics merge with incisive energy. The project moves between club music, bass music, drum-and-bass, ambient, jungle grooves and, of course, a few jazz patterns. With state-of-the-art technology, VAAGUE interacts in real time with the computer and can launch a whole arsenal of live samples, creating melodies and layers of sound without getting stuck in pre-recorded loops, the sworn enemies of improvisation and the freedom the drummer needs.

 

Since its creation, VAAGUE has had fun playing with codes, and his 'Reworks' published on his socials are the perfect example: the artist revisits iconic tracks by some of the most essential electro producers (Squarepusher, Luke Vibert, Ivy Lab,...), recreating all the samples himself.

 

VAAGUE stands out not only for its creative approach, but also for the elegance of Antoine Pierre's musical mastery.

Leviathan (single from the coming full album, Oct. 2024)

Music by VAAGUE

Video by Laura Matikainen

 

Follow VAAGUE:

https://www.instagram.com/vaague_music/ https://www.facebook.com/vaague

https://vaague.bandcamp.com/

Drums, live-sampling (Sensory Percussion) by Antoine Pierre aka VAAGUE 

Recorded by Vincent de Bast at Pyramide Studio, Brussels, Decembre 2023 

Mixed by Jean Vanesse at greenHouse studio, Beaumont (BE)

Mastered by Calyx Mastering, Berlin

RESHAPED (single from the second EP RESHAPED, Nov. 2022)

Music by VAAGUE and Dorian Dumont

Video by Vincent Blairon and Antoine Delforge

 

Follow VAAGUE:

https://www.instagram.com/vaague_music/ https://www.facebook.com/vaague

https://vaague.bandcamp.com/

Credits: Filmed by Antoine Delforge & Vincent Blairon

Edited by Vincent Blairon

Prod Paméla Malempré

With Jonathan Crott and Antoine Pierre 

 

Drums, live-sampling by Antoine Pierre aka VAAGUE  &  Acoustic piano by Dorian Dumont

Recorded by Vincent de Bast at Jet Studio, Brussels, September 2022 Mixed by Jean Vanesse at greenHouse studio, Beaumont (BE)

Mastered by Mark Bihler at Calyx Mastering, Berlin

3 tracks in a row! 

From the first EP (oct 2021).

Filmed at Théâtre Mercelis, Ixelles.

Filmed by Antoine Delforge, Daniel Lo Presti and Vincent Blairon Edited by Vincent Blairon.

Recorded by Vincent De Bast Mixed by Jean Vanesse (greenHouse studio) Mastered by Mark Bihler (Calyx)

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