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Daniel, Sylvain / Gregoire Galichet / Matthieu Metzger: Killing Spree (Ayler)

Saxophonist Matthieu Metzger takes us on the dark side in a "Killing Spree" with electric bassist Sylvain Daniel and drummer Gregoire Galichet, 9 pieces of demanding improvisation that share a Naked City or Court of the Crimson King energy fueled by awesome technical prowess.

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UPC: 732047017479

Label: Ayler
Catalog ID: aylCD-143
Squidco Product Code: 20358

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: France
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
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Sylvain Daniel-electric bass

Matthieu Metzger-saxophones

Gregoire Galichet-drums

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"Sylvain Daniel (born 1979) is a French pop and jazz musician (electric bass, electronics, also flugelhorn).

From the age of seven, Daniel had music lessons at the CNR in Nantes. After ten years of studying classical music, he began to study the electric bass self-taught. In 1999 he went on tour with Julien Lourau and worked on his album Gambit. After moving to Paris, he worked with the group of artists Les Falaises and u. a. with Maxime Delpierre, Philippe Gleise and Laurent Bardaine, resulting in the formation Soulreactive, which recorded an album for the label Chief Inspector. In 2005 he worked with pop and chanson musicians such as Piers Faccini, Alice Lewis and Kent, in the following years he toured with Olivia Ruiz (album La Femme Chocolat, 2005). In addition, he played in various projects with Elise Caron (Euridyce To 2006), Thomas de Pourquery and Daniel Zimmerman and in the formation Electric Mop. In 2008 he recorded the album Brighter Day with Julien Lourau and Jeff Sharel and in the following years became a member of the Orchester National de Jazz under the direction of Daniel Yvinec, listening to albums like Around Robert Wyatt (2009), Shut Up and Dance (2009). 2010), Piazzolla! (2012) and The Party (2014). In 2014, the trio album Killing Spree with Matthieu Metzger (saxophone) and Gregoire Galichet (drums), which appeared on Ayler Records."

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"Discreet saxophonist or virtuoso, composer and director with personal sound, musicologist and electronic luthier.

Sixteen years of studying saxophones with Philippe Di Betta gave him a taste for music beyond aesthetics, and his interest in the analysis materialized at the University of Poitiers by obtaining the Meshuggah mastery, an atypical metal formation.

In addition to the institutional framework, he is involved in projects of contemporary music, Mandingo, dance, Marc Ducret's Sense de la Marche, Anthurus d'Archer and the metal collective Klonosphère.

In 2008, he will join Louis Sclavis ' quintet and shortly thereafter Daniel Yvinec' s National Jazz Orchestra. Other collaborations will be born, notably with François Sarhan, the whole Ictus, Amarillis, the company of the Musiques à Ouïr. He performs solo, duo in Rhizottome, in his power-trio Killing Spree, with Kino-Sounds, XXO, Coronado...

Attracted just as much by the poetic and social aspect of the music as the technical means to give him life, it is in self-taught that he was trained in the electronic lutherie, the acoustics, the recording, realizing in particular the five albums of Archer's Anthurus, those of Rhizottome, his productions as a leader or the six discs Tower of Marc Ducret."

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Gregoire Galichet is a French drummer known for the band Killing Spree with bassist Sylvain Daniel and saxophonist Matthieu Metzger

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track listing:

1. Stinky Flower 6:04

2. This Song Begins Like a Hit 8:28

3. Parler a un homme qui marche 3:21

4. The Brain Sucking Exercise 2:35

5. Our Endless Boring Loop 1 5:30

6. Ibliss 3:02

7. Our Endless Boring Loop 2 1:49

8. Monde Froid 1:56

9. Dismembered Carmen vs Emma Peel 4:15

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"With his previous outing on Ayler Records (the 2012 solo SelfCooking - actually a highly overdubbed multitrack offering), Matthieu Metzger had given us a preview of his peculiar mindset when it comes to musical ideas. Now taking advantage of the versatile trio format, he's back with a vengeance with Killing Spree! With the help of bassist Sylvain Daniel's science of sound and pyrotechnic drummer Gregoire Galichet's virtuosity, he once again puts his saxophones and machines on the front line to offer us a highly energetic effort they describe as an alloy of contemporary writing, jazz, improv and metal. Molten, as it should be."-Ayler

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