Surrounded by a unique cockpit of drums and electronics, Brussels-based drummer and producer Antoine Pierre has created a collection of samples that he organically – and manually in real time! – with his own drum grooves.
After a first solo EP in 2021, VAAGUE collaborates with Le Motel for Kintsugi, Dorian Dumont for Reshaped or Jean-Paul Estiévenart for Wraath: three of the five tracks with incisive and in-your-face energy of his second EP “From the Ashes” (October 2022, Shapes no Frame & [PIAS] Belgium).
Whether it’s pulsing synthesizers, snippets of otherworldly vocals or spurts of enchanted or murky sounds, each electronic element blends perfectly with the rhythms played live by Antoine. Sometimes hypnotic and captivating, then blossoming on downtempo dub vibrations, but always inventive and surprisingly layered: VAAGUE is the colorful gateway to an exciting musical universe.
Next to his bands URBEX (jazz) and Next.Ape (trip-hop/rock/jazz), Antoine Pierre (BE) extends his musical spectrum even further with this breathtaking and poetic solo project of electronic music.