CHARLES-ERIC CHARRIER | Petite Soeur [07.04]
C6 GIG Monotype Rec - http://www.monotyperecords.com/en/mono059.html
Charles-Eric Charrier is one of those musicians for whom it is difficult to sum up the career process with just a few lines; there are curves, digressions, great jumps,doubts, daring… Since his beginnings with Dreta Lorelie, he has never ceased to explore new horizons, to open up to the world, to look behind the scenes, to question his music, and music in general - and thanks to all this, he has drawn the map of his inner world. We will avoid talking about rock, jazz, ambient, contemporary music, post this and that, we would be worried to lack certain labels… ! Charles-Eric is not an instrumentalist in the strict sense of the term. Obviously, the bass is central in his music, but neither in terms of a display of technical skills, nor in terms of musical theory, or through notes in excessive quantities; he rather searches for the perfect line between improvisation and composed music; depending on the context.
« I am trying to be simple, but not simplistic ». That bass is at the service of a musical creation, of a certain sound, of a whole, but it is, above all, the means to put forward music in which the musician is not on the forefront, like these Songhaï dancers of Holley who, once they have reached the state of trance, will become the “horses of the genies”, through them, despite of them, something bigger expresses itself over which they have no control. “Before, I made “intellectual music” - I twisted and bent it to express something psychological, emotional. Since “Two Heads Bis Bis”, I am at the service of something that surpasses me (…). The challenge is to open oneself and to let the music come out.”
MAN, Charles C. Oldman, Oldman are the leftovers from the past, successive stages of metamorphosis, of change. Today, he signs his recordings in his own name, a sign that a new threshhold has been crossed. Is the story closed? No, the journey does not appear to have come to an end...
Sidi Touré "Koïma" and "Alafia" (Thrill Jockey), Lena & The Floating Root Orchestra (Plush, 2008), Rob Mazurek, The Clogs, Rhys Chatham, Jérôme Paressant "Under the House" (Oceanik Creations, 2009),...and more...
playing TOO with :
- score for the DANILO COLONNA'S MOVIE
20 avr. 2008 19:00 "Delivery, Prayers" - movie premiere @ Köln
the first LOKKA's LP
Thierry Lecoq "tete de gondole"
-"low nicotine aromatic addiction" Hinah 2003
-"winter" merzbrau-label 2007
-"mind ocean room" youngs girls records 2007
-with SONJE DE GAMMA : DEADALA dogs eared records-july 2008-digital
-"ton'da" dog-eared records-september 2008-digital
-"two heads bis bis" low impedance 2008-october-cd
-"son, father and son" arbouse recordings 2008-december-cd
- with Jerome Paressant "under the house" Oceanik Creation-2009-cd
-"stay gold" apollolaan records 2009-june-hand made cd (limited edition)
-Delplanque/Oldman:"Chapelle de L'Oratoire". Public Eyesore March 2009.
-"Slow" arbouse recordings 2009-june-box (limited edition)
-"Wolfsheep" Hopen & Oldman-Colinjoh,co records-january 2010
-"Accortiste" Charles Eric Charrier-Isolationism records-june 2010
-"Fanfares" Charles Eric Charrier- Isolationism records-august 2010
-"Silver" Charles Eric Charrier - Experimedia - January 2011
-Oldman" Charles Eric Charrier - Joint Venture records - April 2011
-Martin Bauer - Charles Eric Charrier - Cyril Secq –" Uklu Uklu"-somehow recordings-june 2012
-Jerome Paressant - Charles Eric Charrier "Earth"
-5 little elephants "I"-twin daisies records & haute magie records-october 2012
charles eric charrier’s tracks