Majeure is the alter ego of A.E. Paterra, multi-tasking extraordinaire and one-half of progressive krautrock duo Zombi
. Decidedly more dance-oriented than Zombi, Majeure combines the dark Moog-driven film scores of Vangelis
with the relentless drive of Can
and the transcendent minimalism of Steve Reich
and Philip Glass
. The brilliant mix of live and electronic rhythms is the heart and soul of Majeure's music, which has a funny way of making time either speed up or stop entirely.