On their self-titled debut album Etienne Jaumet and Fabrizio Rat, both trained pianists, re-invent their favourite instrument to make us hear it in a totally new way. While the former creates unusual sounds thanks to the rhythmic machines that accompany his piano, the latter uses this classical and romantic instrument par excellence to explore the techno sphere. "The basic idea of our duo is to confront the harmonic richness of the piano and the synthesizer through rhythm. To explore our interactions through live music. To develop new atmospheres thanks to the evocative power of unusual sounds. Somewhere between ambient and sound experimentation…"
The resulting album from this collaboration is a deeply hypnotic trip, exploring novel sonic mixtures between the acoustic and electronic world. Fabrizio Rat has produced 4 solo albums and 8 EPs on labels such as Blackstrobe Records, Involve Records, Odd Even and Optimo Trax. He is acknowledged for his intense performances in clubs and festivals, mixing acoustic piano, drum machines and synthesizers. His music travels through techno, electronic and experimental music. Etienne Jaumet has released 3 solo albums on Versatile Records, and a half dozen records with his group Zombie Zombie. He collaborated with artists such as James Holden, Sonic Boom, Emmanuelle Parrenin, Richard Pinhas, Gilbert Artman, The Married Monk, and Flop. His music is very cinematographic and evolves between jazz, ambient and electro.