Experimental pop band Aquaserge has been a subterranean driving force in the international music scene for the last few years, inspiring and influencing countless musicians. Originally formed by three friends (Julien Barbagallo, Julien Gasc & Benjamin Glibert) in the south-western French city of Toulouse, Aquaserge soon became a shifting collective involving many collaborators (including mainstays Audrey Ginestet and Manon Glibert), while the band's three founders went on to also become (respectively) part of Tame Impala, Stereolab and Melody's Echo Chamber. Aquaserge also have a long-time association with Japanese band Acid Mothers Temple. ...

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Un grand sommeil noir


AQUASERGE announce new album with a poem by VERLAINE set to music by EDGAR VARÈSE



This new video & digital single is an appetizer for the upcoming album by incomparable French avant-pop band Aquaserge.

Un grand sommeil noir
 is the band’s interpretation of one of the rare songs by revered composer Edgard Varèse, who set a poem by Paul Verlaine to music, in 1906.

This lovely melody is carried by the voices of Aquaserge’s Julien Gasc and Audrey Ginestet. The video was filmed by Karine Pain & Gaëtan Chataigner, and edited by Karine Pain.

As for Aquaserge’s new album, it’s a very special project in which the band set themselves quite a challenge: drawing inspiration from four major, atypical figures in contemporary classical music from the mid-20th century (Ligeti, Scelsi, Varèse and Morton Feldman), in order to write & record an album which joyfully blurs boundaries between rock and what used to be called ‘serious music’. 

Entitled The Possibility of a New Work for Aquaserge (the title is inspired by that of a Morton Feldman piece), the album will be released on October 15, as part of Made To Measure, Crammed Discs’ celebrated composers’ series, which is being reactivated in 2021 after a long slumber.





Live Dates

12/11/2021
FR
Perpignan
Aujourd'hui Musique
13/11/2021
FR
Montignargues
l'Atelier Guest
14/11/2021
FR
Grenoble
Le ciel
25/11/2021
FR
Toulouse
Empalot
avec Sweetest Choice
27/11/2021
BE
Brussels
Ars Musica

Releases

AQUASERGE - The Possibility of a New Work for Aquaserge
AQUASERGE
The Possibility of a New Work for Aquaserge
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AQUASERGE - Laisse ca etre
AQUASERGE
Laisse ca etre
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AQUASERGE - Deja-vous?
AQUASERGE
Deja-vous?
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AQUASERGE - Guerre EP
AQUASERGE
Guerre EP
cram274

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