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Born on the 6 October 1968 in Provins, France, Dominique Ané is the only child of a teacher and a homemaker. A loner throughout his teenage years, he was passionate about literature and music from a young age. He was interested in punk but, at the age of 14, at the beginning of the 1980s, he started to appreciate the dark romanticism of the New Wave movement. After completing high school he studied humanities for a year while holding a range of odd jobs, including a spell as a utility man for an FM radio station in Nantes, where his family lived. At around the age of 16 he started up a band, John Merrick, named after the hero of the film, The Elephant Man.

The foursome recorded around 45 sombre and tormented songs while gaving a number of concerts in the area around Nantes. Later, with the singer Katerine, Dominique Ané recorded a number of songs in a more upbeat and livelier style.

Beginning of a career

At the beginning of the 1990s Dominique Ané recorded songs that were both minimalist and rock in style. He wanted to break with the traditional chanson, which he considered to be more literary than musical[1]. His first CD, released by the Nantes label, Lithium, met with critical acclaim by the alternative magazine, Les Inrockuptibles, and by Bernard Lenoir, the ‘John Peel’ of France. Furthermore, his song, Le Courage Des Oiseaux, (the Courage of the Birds), was an underground hit.


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  • Godfazou

    Le nouvel album est magique...

    21 Mar 8:10pm Reply
  • samvel-3

    Monochrome ♥ Yann Tiersen ♥ [2]

    27 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Kuula

    Vers Les Lueurs really disappointed me. But I got Le Détour box set and I loooove it!

    14 Dec 2012 Reply
  • charpraie

    Très bon dernier album! Pour répondre à Madrangue , Dominique A est loin d'être invisible dans les médias , il bénéficie à chaque LP du soutien d 'Inter, Télérama et puis dernièrement il y a eu le concert diffusé sur Arté, même si c'est pas le soutien de TF1/RTL.... il est loin d'être underground.

    2 Sep 2012 Reply
  • franckymcfly

    Ce geste absent est superbe

    18 May 2012 Reply
  • Nozuf

    Le dernier est vraiment superbe <3

    25 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Costelongue

    Concert de feu hier à Cavaillon !

    20 Apr 2012 Reply
  • path_of_glory

    private concert in Paris on 11/04/2012, but free to see/listen on TV Arte, or Radio France inter

    12 Apr 2012 Reply
  • franckymcfly

    Le convoi, juste ÉPIQUE!!!

    3 Apr 2012 Reply
  • pixkot

    Si vous commencez l'écoute de l'album 'Vers Les Lueurs' par le titre 'Le Convoi' alors vous risquez d'y rester bloqué quelques jours avant de passer aux autres titres... Par contre la pochette n'est pas la réussite de l'année.

    3 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Madrangue

    Purée, c'est vraiment bon... pourquoi ce genre d'artiste est invisible dans les médias...

    31 Mar 2012 Reply
  • franckymcfly

    Vers les lueurs :)

    29 Mar 2012 Reply
  • qo_0b

    Sans aucun doutes l'un des meilleurs artistes francais (tout court)

    5 Mar 2012 Reply
  • frequencyomega

    Sans aucun doutes l'un des meilleurs artistes francais de la scene pop-rock.

    28 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Roc_Melo

    Famous for appearing on Yann Tiersen's album only

    5 Apr 2011 Reply
  • obosito

    Pedazo de monstruo!!!!! Conciertazo en Sevilla. Merci beaucoup : )

    16 Mar 2011 Reply
  • MelancholyX85

    Mochrome floors, monochrome walls, . . 8-|

    5 Feb 2011 Reply
  • yeooz

    Monochrome ♥ Yann Tiersen ♥

    27 Jan 2011 Reply
  • jompi_89

    I didn't understood his songs and loved them, Now that I understand them I love them even more. :)

    13 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Kati_kinnetik

    It's a pity that I don't understand French. I love his music though.

    3 Sep 2010 Reply
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