With INSUB., we'll organise a big/crazy/exciting 3days-festival in Geneva focus on big ensembles/orchestras in the field of experimental/improv music.
You can find all the informations here!


Plaistow on tour

Super excited to start the Plaistow's Titan spring tour with 17 concerts in Belgium, Switzerland, France, Germany, Russia, and Netherlands. Please check on the concerts page or on Plaistow's website. See you there!



Newsletter #34 // TITAN - new album pre-orders & video clip
September 15th, 2015

Bam !

We are very excited/proud/unbearably happy to launch today the pre-orders for our forthcoming album, TITAN.
It will be available as 2xLP, CD or Digital Download (via BandCamp, iTunes and many others).
Here is a very short introduction : TITAN is a 14 tracks album freely inspired by the moons of Saturn.
So, the release is in 3 weeks, October 6th. But you can pre-order it right now, from our *brand new* website:

Nous sommes très heureux/contents/tout excités de lancer aujourd'hui les pré-commandes de notre nouvel album, TITAN.
Il sera disponible en vinyl (2xLP), CD, et au téléchargement (via BandCamp, iTunes et beaucoup d'autres).
Voici une très courte description : TITAN est un album 14 titres inspiré librement des satellites de Saturne.
Donc, la sortie se fera dans 3 semaines, le 6 Octobre. Mais vous pouvez le pré-commander tout de suite sur notre *tout nouveau* site:

The cover design is an impressive work by Atlas Studio, based on photos by NASA's Spacecraft Cassini - orbiting around Saturn.
Well, the (beautiful) video clip for "KARI" by Janice Siegrist uses 130.000 of thoses images, re-creating motion:
La pochette est un travail impressionnant de Atlas Studio, basée sur les photos de la sonde Cassini (NASA) - qui orbite autour de Saturne.
En fait, le (beau) clip de Janice Siegrist pour "KARI" utilise 130.000 de ces images, et re-crée le mouvement:

...mmh, there is also a story behind the band's photos by Mehdi Benkler. Shortly : we went on the Glacier d'Argentière, 2300m high.
...mmh, il y a aussi une histoire derrière les photos du groupe, de Mehdi Benkler. En bref : nous sommes allés sur le Glacier d'Argentière, à 2300m d'altitude.

That's it ! see you on October 6th for the release ! and by the end of the year at our concerts (more to be announced soon !)
Et voilà ! à bientôt pour la sortie le 6 Octobre, et d'ici la fin de l'année en concert (d'autres seront bientôt annoncés !)

7 nov. - Berlin Jazz Festival/D
9 nov. - Jazzd'Or - Strasbourg/F
27 nov. Les Murs Du Son - La Chaux De Fond/CH

10 dec. Paradox - Tilburg/NL
12 dec. State-X Festival/NL
13 dec. Jazzdock - Prague/CZ
22 dec. Moods - Zürich/CH

Yeah !




Johann Bourquenez, piano
Vincent Ruiz, doublebass
Cyril Bondi, drums



Magnus Granberg -
'How Deep is the Ocean, How High is the Sky?'

I'm very proud to be part of this new release on Another Timbre // at87
with Magnus Granberg (prepared piano), D'incise (electronics & objects), Teresa Hackel (bass recorder), Wolfgang Hillemann (chitarrone), Anna Lindal (baroque violin), Hans-Jurg Meier (bass recorder), Anna-Kaise Meklin (viola da gamba), Eric Ruffing (analogue synthesiser), Christoph Schiller (spinet and objects) and Cyril Bondi (percussion & objects)!
You can order it on another timbre



For their first LP, diatribes deconstruct two classical roots reggae tunes from the 1970's. The sources are extended to an electro-acoustic approach resulting in two highly detailed textures of completely different character. Spring reverbs, noises, chords and even rythm fragments appear and disappear. 300 copies on 180g vinyl
You can order it on aussenraum records


Second part of diatribes tour / France:
25mar15 Zero Stock (Rennes/FR)
26mar15 Diffusio (Angers/FR)
27mar15 LYL (Lyon/FR)
Soon release on Aussenraum records


On the 19th of March, Plaistow back to Belgium at the great Leuwen jazz festival


With diatribes,we're going to make some concerts in Europe this spring for the release of our first LP "Great stone/Blood dunza". Berlin, Prague, Ostrava, Graz, Geneva, Rennes, Angers, Lyon, Manchester, Bilbao, Basel, Lugano! Here we are!
Soon release on Aussenraum records


I have two new release on Insub.records in this beginning of 2015. The first one released is with the Insub Meta Orchestra / Archive #3. We recorded 4 new pieces with 30 musicians at the amazing Ernest Ansermet studio. The second one is a brand new duo with Toma Gouband called Hi No Tori. Enjoy!


Newsletter #29 - Plaistow


We don't play so much in Geneva, but this week we will.
All these concerts (except London) will feature our live video projections by Nicolas Berger.

03 oct – Geneva (CH) – Spoutnik
14 oct – Lausanne (CH) – EPFL
31 oct – Rotterdam (NL) – Jazz International
20 nov – London (UK) – London Jazz Festival
27 nov – Liepaja (LV) – Hiks Hall
28 nov – Cesis (LV) – Vidzeme Concert Hall
29 nov – Daugavpils (LV) – Mark Rothko Art Centre

+ infos : www.plaistow.cc/concerts

Lacrimosa LP (reissue) -
We will reissue our 2012 album "Lacrimosa" as a LP Vinyl, early November.
+ infos : www.plaistow.cc/lacrimosa

Next Album -
Our next album is scheduled for April 2015...


** two concerts in July with Plaistow**
// Friday 11th - Montreux Jazz Festival (CH) - Jazz Club
// Thursday 17th - Gent Jazz Festival (BE) - Main Stage

"Plaistow (Geneva, CH) proved to be one of the revelations of the Ghent showcase festival Glimps earlier this month. In Russia and India, this trio fills up large halls with its extraordinary music with repetitive and meditative passages, soundscapes and noise. The complex music of this company put together as a classical jazz trio reveals influences of the compositions of Steve Reich and Glass, as well as those of electronic music, from Squarepusher to dub." (Gent Jazz Festival)

/latest releases/

La Tène

read more about it
available on Three/Four records
[TFR033], 2016

Stefan Thut
"one and seven"

read more about it
available on INSUB.records
[insubrec05], 2016

diatribes + Cristian Alvear
"Roshambo (trio)"

read more about it
available on 1000füssler records.
1000füssler 031, 2015


read more about it
available on Plaistow's website.
[DYFL04LP or CD], 2015

Magnus Granberg
"How Deep is the Ocean, How High is the Sky?"

read more about it
available on another timbre.
[at87], 2015

"Great stone/Blood dunza"

read more about it
available on aussenraum records.
[AR-LP-003], 2015