Fractale is the new Julian Julien project after the albums Terre (2000, label Prikosnovenie) et Strange (2007, label Cristal Records). Five musicians will compose the group:
Julian JULIEN, saxophone alto and compositor
Vivien PHILIPPOT, saxophone ténor
Xavier SIBRE, électrify saxophone bariton et bass clarinet
Patrice CAZENEUVE, trumpet,
Benjamin VAIRON, drums.
Fractale is a new tendance electro-jazz group composed of 5 musicians. Julian JULIEN offers us to explore sounds never heard before. The instruments are used in an unexpected way where we recognise a strong rock and jazz influence : the baritone saxophone is saturated and electrified, then tuned on a computer basis rhythm. Numerous improvisations are added to the verse/chorus structure. Finally, saturated riffs create nerves and spices to simple catchy melodies
Fractale is influence by : literatures (Javier Marias, Moravia, Buzzati…), musicals (Keith Jarrett, Michel Portal, Magma et John Surman entre autre), cinema (Kubrick, Fellini, Ettore Scola) et visual (BD Corto Maltese, Hulet, Schultheiss).