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Olivier Jambois – Electric guitar, guitar effects playing and fabrication
“Solo” – autoproduction – 2016
This is the first solo disc for guitarist and composer Olivier Jambois. All tracks have been recorded live in the studio, except the last one, which is a collage of several improvisations. Some of the tracks are composed, focusing on specific musical ideas – melodic, timbral, textural, variation, and/or harmonic. Also, Jambois has performed with looping in some of his compositions, where others, are just by himself.
x2m stands “for multiplied by 2 to the power m, with m= 1 or -1”. The loop of the beginning was recorded using an octaver, that allows by pushing it to change instantanently the octave of what is played. In terms of frequence, it corresponds to multiply it by 2 or by 1/2 (i.e. dividing by 2). The using of the octaver inspired me the title, as when m=1, 2 to the power 1 equals 2, so we shift an octave higher, and when m=-1, 2 to the power -1 equals 1/2, so we shift to a lowest octave.
2. Expansion (Increasing curvature)
In this piece I am using a looper, with a period of some 20 seconds. Starting from few isolated noises, at each loop, I am overdubbing more and more interventions, which gives the feeling of a denser texture. At some point, I am superimponing an other texture made of clear chords, which rythm is accelerated. Variation of the mass and of the universe curvature, modelized by the general relativity theory inspired me to write such piece.
3. La suite de Fibonacci
The first pitches of this piece are written following Fibonacci sequence. This sequence is defined such that one term is equal to the sum of the two that precede it. If the first term are 0 and 1, we find 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, etc… This sequence is a very known matematical sequence that leads to beautiful result which most cited are the gold number or the gold proportions. Here we use the sequence to define the number of semi tone separating the first 8 pitches of the piece. The rest of the piece was written freely.
4. Les gentils oscillateurs
This is an improvised piece using a wood stick (the one to eat asian food).
5. El misterio de la masa
I wrote this piece after hearing on radio that they just discovered Higg’s boson, an elementary particle proposed in the standard model of physics. It allows to understand why does particle get mass and others no.
Is a melodic piece.
Is an improvised piece.
8. Eleanor Rugby
Is a personal version of a famous song from a famous English band.
9. Straight circle
The title is inspired from the loop that appears in the middle of the piece, that sounds like a circle to me.
10. Par temps de pluie
Is an improvised piece.
11. Le remix-tère de la masse
This last piece is a “collage” of different small improvisation I made. Different fragment where edited, cutted and superimposed.
Staff: Olivier Jambois – Electric guitar / Manel Fortià – Doublebass / Ramon Prats – Drums
“Live in Barcelona” – autoproduction – 2015
Staff: Gregory Sallet – Saxophones/ Olivier Jambois – Electric guitar / Kevin Lucchetti – Drums
“Les composantes invisibles” – Naïve – 2012
Recorded in studio du Flon, Lausanne, by Benoît Corboz and Greg Dubuis
“Découverte” (Jazz Magazine) and Révélation (Jazz News)
1. C’est l’histoire d’un insomniaque (O. Jambois)
2. Les composantes invisibles (O. Jambois)
3. Le ventre de la bête (G. Sallet)
4. Le mont Lycabette part I (G. Sallet)
5. Le mont Lycabette part II (G. Sallet)
6. Le mont Lycabette part III (G. Sallet)
7. Des lieux réels et imaginaires (O. Jambois)
8. Prélude à la transformation (G. Sallet)
9. Transformations irréversibles part I (O. Jambois)
10. Transformations irréversibles part II (O. Jambois)
11. Transformations irréversibles part III (O. Jambois)
12. Continuum (G. Sallet)
13. Festivus (G. Sallet)
14. Berceuse Euclidienne (O. Jambois)
“Structures in motion” – Label Pince-oreilles – 2014
Recorded in Bourgoin Studio by Adria Bourget
1. Improvisation #1
2. Thoreau (G. Sallet)
3. Improvisation #2
4. La catastrophe ultraviolette (O. Jambois)
5. Improvisation #3 : Walden
6. Voyage robotique
7. Danse nº2 (G. Sallet)
8. Improvisation #4
9. Improvisation #5 : Approche du boson de Higgs
10. Le mystere de la masse (O. Jambois)
11. Improvisation #6 : Mirage
12. Cirrus (K. Lucchetti)
13. Improvisation #7
Staff: Olivier Jambois: Electric guitar / Albert Comaleras: Tenor saxophone / Alex Molas: Doublebass / Joao Vieira: Drums
“Le mystère de la masse” – What about music – 2014
recorded in Estudio Laietana by Jordi Vidal