Surrounded by his own unique android of drums and electronics, Antoine Pierre is widening his already broad musical spectrum quite a bit with VAAGUE. For this brand new solo project, the Brussels based drummer and producer created a collection of samples to fuse organically — and manually! — with his own drum grooves.
From pulsating synths over otherworldly vocal snippets to dark and dreamy droplets of sound: each electronic element is blending in perfectly with Antoine’s live played beats. Sometimes hypnotically captivating, then again thriving on downtempo dub vibes, but always inventive and surprisingly layered: this first collection of tracks presents itself as the colourful gateway into a new and exciting musical universe, which is clearly far from finished.
Thanks to a residency at the Botanique this summer, you will also discover an original scenography, created for the occasion, which bewitches and thickens the electrifying musical universe of VAAGUE.
Antoine finds his musical inspiration from artists such as Floating Points, Son Lux, Deantoni Parks, Ian Chang, Flying Lotus and Moderat. He uses Sensory Percussion technology from SunHouse (NYC).
Antoine Pierre is the leader of the jazz bands URBEX and cross-over Next.Ape (Be/Lu/Hu). He plays alongside Tom Barman in Taxi Wars, has recently started writing film music, and was the artist in residence at the Brussels Jazz Festival 2020.