Bass, Guitar, Effects – Gaëtan Bulourde
Gaëtan Bulourde is a french artist living in Belgium. His work is a mix of performances, sound pieces, video texts…
Gaëtan Bulourde was born in 1968 in France. He studied mathematics and classical guitar. In the 90’s he played bass guitar in different rock bands until a choregrapher saw him dancing in a party and invited to take part in her dance pieces. Since then, he has collaborated as a dancer and/or performer in different projects. He also collaborated as a musician with Sleaze Art, ensemble of 7 basses and/or guitars centered around the composer Kasper Toeplitz. (bio)
Behind Bionik we find one Gaetan Bulourde who plays bass with Kasper Toeplitz. This is also what he does in a solo-mood. Apperentely these tracks were captured live (which I found out half way through this CD, while studying the few liner notes), which is a surprise. In ‘E’, the first piece a lush field of overtones fills your space, gently played with a violin bow. Bionik repeats this with succesion in the next tracks, either playing the very low bass end or the higher range. In ‘Hijacker’ things start to rock and the bass sounds like a harley davidson. This is the heaviest piece around. I quite enjoyed this, the overall serious approach and execution left a good impression and may appeal to the more daring fans of Scelsi and Feldman. (Frans de Waard, Vital Weekly)
FR Frans de Waard recommandait cet album aux amateurs de Scelsi et Feldman, je conseillerais volontiers cet ambient guitar aux amoureux d’Oren Ambarchi. Gaëtan Bulourde avait également participé au projet Sleaze Art de Kasper Toeplitz, croisé ici-même il y a quelques temps (aucunement une coincidence, je me tue à vous répéter que ce blog a une ligne éditoriale cachée super cohérente).
ENG Frans de Waard says ‘for the more daring fans of Scelsi and Feldman’, I’d say ambient guitar for Ambarchi lovers. Yes, drone is back on this blog. (Gaëtan Bulourde was also a member of Kasper Toeplitz’s Sleaze Art project, posted here a few months ago.)