EZ3kiel

EZ3kiel

Discography

The release of EZ3kiel's new album comes over 20 years after the group's formation in 1992. While few groups can boast such a long life together, the most notable thing about EZ3kiel is their constant desire to make their music evolve over the years and their refusal to stand still. This goes to show how important creativity is to longevity.

LUX (recorded at the Alma Studio in La Riche near Tours in France), EZ3kiel's tenth album, emphatically proves that point with ease. The one thing these 10 new songs have in common is that they all grab you at the first listen. Labelling EZ3kiel's music has always been a vain task with tags ranging from post-rock, ambient or dub to electronic or classical. That it is so tough to categorize their sounds demonstrates the group's desire to take influences from the whole musical sphere to create their own unique universe rather than focus on any one specific genre.

And the universe portrayed by LUX is rich, brimming over with details and easy to get lost in. LUX can be both welcoming and warm ("L'oeil du cyclone"), more disturbing ("Lux"), even melancholy ("Never over") and often hypnotic ("Dead in Valhalla", "Stereochrome"). EZ3kiel use all their ability to convey atmosphere and emotion through these ten songs. The group also invited talented artists to guest on the record such as Pierre Mottron ("Anonymous") and Laetitia Sheriff ("Eclipse") on vocals and Pierre Bloch on violin for two songs.

LUX is a perfectly coherent album as whole and yet it also depicts a universe with opposing forces. On this record, the group enjoyed twinning mechanical and organic elements to give firmly hybrid and pluridisciplinary results.

Because rather than just bringing musicians together to form a whole, EZ3kiel's aim is to create a broader overall artistic vision which works simultaneously on musical, stage-based, visual, technological and interactive levels. LUX's release shouldn't really be seen as an end in itself then, but as an introduction. It is a starting point for a new creative space which will evolve over time through performance and meeting an audience.


EZ3kiel:

Johann Guillon: guitar, programming, keyboards, EBow.
Stephane Babiaud: drums, vibraphone, percussion, keyboards, vocals.
Sylvain Joubert: bass, guitar, keyboards.
Yann Nguema: visuals, technology, machines

News

On Tour.
On Tour. On Tour.

Next shows :

26/02/15 - St-Etienne (42) Le Fil
27/02/15 - Bourg en Bresse (01) La Tannerie

28/02/15 - Fribourg (CH) Fri-son

12/03/15 - Marseille (13) Le Moulin

13/03/15 - Perpignan (66) El Mediator

14/03/15 - Clermont-Ferrand (63) Coopérative de Mai

19/03/15 - Orléans (45) L'Astrolabe

20/03/15 - St-Nazaire (44) Le VIP

21/03/15 - Cergy (95) L'Observatoire

26/03/15 - Montreuil Bellay (49) La Closerie

27/03/15 - Fontenay S/Bois (94) Salle Jacques Brel

02/04/15 - Nanterre (92) Festival Chorus

03/04/15 - Limoges (87) Centre Culturel John Lennon

04/04/15 - Cholet (49) Festival Les Z'Eclectiques

11/04/15 - La Rochelle (17) La Sirène

28/04/15 - Meylan (38) L'Hexagone

29/04/15 - Meylan (38) L'Hexagone

30/04/15 - Nice (06) Théâtre Lino Ventura

 

Past shows :

 

2014

30/04/15 - Nice (06) Théâtre Lino Ventura

03/10/14 - Boulogne S/Mer (62) Le Poulpaphone
11/10/14 - Aurillac (15)  Halle in Rock Festival
16/10/14 - Le Havre (76) Ouest Park
17/10/14 - Paris (75) MAMA / La Cigale

31/10/14 - Nantes (44) Stereolux
01/11/14 - Nevers (58) Nevers à Vif
04/11/14 - Merignac (33) Krakatoa
05/11/14 - Toulouse (31) Bikini

06/11/14 - Montpellier (34) Victoire 2
07/11/14 - Castres (81) Lo Bolegason
08/11/14 - Biarritz (64) L'Atabal
12/11/14 - Rennes (35) L'Etage
13/11/14 - Brest (29) La Carène
14/11/14 - Vannes (56) L’Echonova
15/11/14 - Le Mans (72) Bebop festival
20/11/14 - St Maximin (83) Espace culturel
21/11/14 - Annemasse (74) Chateau Rouge
22/11/14 - Audincourt (25) Le Moloco
26/11/14 - Nancy (54) L'Autre Canal
27/11/14 - Magny Le Hongre (77) File 7
28/11/14 - Luxembourg (LU) Rockhal
29/11/14 - Lille (59) L'Aeronef
30/11/14 - Sannois (95) EMB
09/12/14 - Paris (75) Le Bataclan

10/12/14 - Strasbourg (67) La Laiterie
11/12/14 - Lyon (69) Transbordeur
12/12/14 - Chateaurenard (84) Salle de l'Etoile
13/12/14 - Cahors (46) Les Docks
18/12/14 - Joue Les Tours (37) Espace Malraux. . .

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Biography

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