Convulsif is a bass (sinister) and drums (diabolic) and a bass clarinet (vicious) and a violin (fierce). Yes, fierce, don’t let your little sister’s violin lessons trick you, classical instruments have an evil side, this band gives proof. Convulsif is dark and surprisingly addictive. A quartet of mad experimental extremists,Convulsif hunts down the perfect delirium made from doom, noise and drone, nightmarish, repetitive, ritualized. Relentlessly they take possession of your cortex and brand it with their monolithic sound. The band doesn’t fit in pre-established categories with their ultra complex, demanding and intense pieces. Why would you want to do something else if you can listen to Convulsif and go for a little walk in the cemetery with an axe ?
Line up :
Loïc Grobéty – bass, vocals
Christian Müller – bass clarinet, electronic
Jamasp Jhabvala – violin, electronic
Maxime Hänsenberger – drum
Myrmek is the duo project of Christian Müller (bass clarinet & electronics) and Loïc Grobéty (bass). They met by chance in the field of reductionist collective impro. But the breaks between the rehearsals led them to coffee and cookies, to talks about distortions, severe amplification, to listen together music of the Swans, Meshuggah, Steamboat Switzerland, Iannis Xenakis … The interest in massive sounds led them to a musical research in a distinct musical world, that mixes two schools together: On one side the dust of the road to the beer station of Metal, Rock & Doom, on the other side the art and sharpness of contemporary electronic music. Myrmek focuses on a complex layered music. A journey into a dark mix of slow metal sounds and gloomy soundsculptures.
Line up :
Christian Müller : bass clarinet & electronic
Loïc Grobéty : bass & electronic
LLAMA / OLO
It is an encounter between two activists of the underground, on one side Didier Severin, leader of the terrifying Knut who has for 18 years plowed deep the wild lands of metal across the planet and on the other the adventurous Loïc Grobéty who has dragged his hump from black metal to tight rock via contemporary music. These 2 protagonists crush the matter, violent it and push the sound in its last retrenchments. The result is dark but cinematographic, powerful and slow. Sound penetrates and embraces you to give you a unique sensory experience.
Line up :
Didier Séverin – synthe modulare
Loïc Grobéty – electric string piano+electronic