Maitres Fous was born in 2008 when Virginia Genta and David Vanzan (Jooklo Duo) lived in Saint Etienne, sharing life and sounds with Jeremie Sauvage and Mathieu Tilly (France, Tanz Mein Herz). The project takes its name from the omonymous movie by Jean Rouch and moved by a likely need of transcendental connections and freedom from pre-determined rules. Ernesto Gonzalez (Bear Bones Lay Low, Tav Exotic) joins the group in 2015 for a tour in France during which the ensemble develops a distinctive sound based on abstraction, improvisation, instant composition, free form, freak-out, cosmic setting and exotic recalls. For the first time ever, bassist Brandon Lopez will also join in!
Voice-Krach.Wizzard Mik Quantius is finally playing in GOLD+BETON again. After last years legendary EMBRYO gig (where he is responsible for the «vocals») we have a perfect pairing prepared, since all are equally crazy and have been good friends for years.
Thibaut de Raymond aka Raymonde (Raymond IV when playing on a quadriphonic set-up) is based in Lyon, France.
His work features etudes on voodoo polyrhythm, african percussions and instruments as well as experimental hip-hop, mainly via tapes as a basis to build upon and play with during live performances. Besides a release on his own imprint Mus Joutra «Trilo IV & Percussion», he made his vinyl debut on Lyon-based label Zèbres Records with the EP «J’aime bien le Tonnerre». He has also worked for choregraphers during Lyon’s last Biennale de la Danse.