AQUASERGE (fr) - Crammed Discs
WIth its shades of French film music, psych rock & free jazz, the hyper-imaginative sound of experimental pop band Aquaserge takes on an even wilder dimension on stage, and they're viewed as one of today's most exciting live bands.
A well-kept secret until recently, Aquaserge has been a subterranean driving force in the international music scene, inspiring and influencing many musicians. The band’s members have also been involved with Tame Impala, Stereolab, Melody's Echo Chamber, Aksak Maboul and Acid Mothers Temple.
Aquaserge’s core line-up consists of Benjamin Glibert (guitar & vocals), Julien Gasc (keys & vocals), Audrey Ginestet (bass & vocals), Manon Glibert (clarinets), and Julien Chamla (drums).
From the press on Aquaserge's latest studio album “Laisse ça être” (Crammed Discs)
Aquaserge's sound is global, cosmic and genuinely kaleidoscopic… densely packed with ideas, mathematically precise, boldly anarchic about ignoring borders and boundaries of every kind, and dazzling with joyful weirdness.
(The Wire, UK)
(They) shine even brighter in concert. The musicians are incredibly tight and focused while maintaining a sense of spontaneity and unpredictability.
(All Music, US)
Like a cratedigger’s fantasy band, Aquaserge mine a colourful seam of psych-rock, jazz and Afrobeat… recalls the sophisticated middle ground where Tortoise and Stereolab once met.
The record bridges the long history of psych, sitting atop a prism where Stereolab, Os Mutantes, and Hot Rats intersect. But beyond any such forebears, Laisse has its own thing going on.
(Tiny Mix Tapes, US)
A musical galaxy in perpetual movement. One of the most exciting exploration labs in the French scene. A genius album.
(Les Inrockuptibles, FR)
+ dj tommy denys