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Montpellier, France (1975 – present)

Pascal Paul Vincent Comelade (born June 30, 1955), is a French-Catalan . His debut album Fluence was released in 1975.

Comelade born was in Montpellier, France. After living for several years in Barcelona, he made his first album, Fluences, influenced by electronic music and by the group Heldon.

Subsequently, his music has become more acoustic and is characterised by the sounds of toy instruments, used as solo-instruments and as an integral part of the sound of his group, the Bel Canto Orquestra.

He has collaborated with many singers and musicians from diverse genres of music including Robert Wyatt, Dani, Faust, Christophe Miossec, Toti Soler, Jac Berrocal, and P.J. Harvey to mention just a few.

Comelade is considered an adherent of electro acoustic post-modernist music and a follower of Heldon, Brian Eno, Michael Nyman, Robert Wyatt and Carla Bley.

Pascal Comelade is a French composer who specializes in a format with childish nuances such as toy instruments. The resulting scores are soundtracks of an imaginary Wonderland, somewhere between Erik Satie and Barry Adamson.


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  • Ajoura

    Классный мужик. Вокруг него все вылизывают звук до блеска, а ему наплевать - он как играл что хочет, так и будет играть назло всем.

    22 Feb 2014 Reply
  • bloodmaw

    "i don't get it, what's a toy instrument?" an instrument meant to be used as a toy...for children. usually made out of cheap and plastic materials (metal or plastic rods are struck instead of piano strings). Comelade decided to use these instruments along with others for his compositions.

    29 Dec 2013 Reply
  • nizza_k

    Il vient de sortir une série "illustrations" : il y a différentes œuvres dans la même collection dont un livre/disque "avis aux inventeurs d'épaves superbe avec ses illustrations (même la couv a été faite par lui) et 2 vinyles de reprises de tubes rock vintage (kinks, stones... repris à la sauce Comelade, très étonnant !). Je ne l'ai trouvé que sur le site de sa maison de disque : Ils ont sorti aussi le pack avec toute la série illustrations (2 vinyles / 1 affiche géante de l'artiste Barcelo qui a fait un autoportrait de P. Comelade + le livre/disques). Que des produits collector en série limitée 200 ex numérotés !

    2 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Metaknite

    i don't get it, what's a toy instrument?

    13 Oct 2013 Reply
  • El_Cancionero

    Súblime...Reflexivo e inspirador.

    21 Nov 2012 Reply
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    18 Feb 2012 Reply
  • slonoedov

    хы хы хы няяяша

    2 Dec 2011 Reply
  • tidawilson

    Where were you all my life?

    2 Sep 2011 Reply
  • bloomindaedalus

    oh i wish he'd come to the United States.

    14 Aug 2011 Reply
  • stefanFP

    Un artista únic.

    23 Jun 2011 Reply
  • antonijover

    gran, molt gran!

    15 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Kimaali

    ce type est génial !

    25 Aug 2010 Reply
  • redorange

    Pascal Comelade is playing a rare concert in London, at Kings Place, as part of the London International Festival of Exploratory Music (LIFEM) on 05 Nov 2010. Info and tickets here:

    31 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Garsenda

    Molt bo! Atmosfera de somni...

    13 Jul 2010 Reply
  • eu-klan

    D'là Part 'd'un Dragons * d'ici ^ : ^ .; et souvenirs Lointains d'là Région qui avance à Grand pas ' Prends soin de toi ' Mr. l'Artiste ' Que je respecte plus que tout ' Ici Bas ! ...P. O * 'Un bélier ' * du ' * Haut Conflent *... See you ' en brèves .. Promis :) !

    15 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Cobracleo

    Listen Velvet Cotorro in and last fm.

    13 Apr 2010 Reply
  • KristinF

    i think he looks like the man from "le fabuleux destin d'amélie poulain". the one who gets the box that he had hidden fourty years ago.

    11 Mar 2010 Reply
  • WildeVogel

    please look at: may be you like it ????

    12 Oct 2009 Reply
  • PollyStein

    woo woo!!! love it.

    1 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Babs_05

    NNME recommends :)

    5 Jan 2009 Reply
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