Standards & Avatars is not a return to source. Although Jazz has always been present in my different projects - Often in the forefront, sometimes hidden in the framework – Up to now I have usually explored the possibilities to bring about an exchange between this music and others, like chamber music, pop or baroque. Because for me, Jazz is not so much a well defined idiom as a way to play music, with liberty and inventiveness.
The Many Are One is a compilation curated by songwriter Piers Faccini and released on his own label Beating Drum.
Faccini, acclaimed over the years in his own music for having blended diverse and cross-cultural influences has compiled a collection of tracks that weaves a mesmerising journey between continents, languages and musical styles.
Defaced is a French modern metal Instrumental band, created in 2012. Defaced mixes some djenty Periphery and Meshuggah influences with thrashy riffs and atmospherical Devin Townsend-like ambiances, to create their "metal space music". They released their first EP Assisted Life in 2012, which was followed by a clip. They played with several well-known French metal bands such as Kells, In Arkadia, Elyose or Ivalys.
Orchestral pop, lo-fi folk, indie rock, 8bit electronic music... How should Benjamin Fincher’s music be defined without burdening it with hazy clichés? And just who may be his musical siblings or relatives anyway?