Briand, Olivier

After studying the piano, Olivier Briand discovers, at a very young age, synthesizers and is immediately fascinated by them. He works with Philippe Brodu at "Studio Claviers", a shop specialised in high technology keyboards and computer music. This does not stop him writing and recording his own music (for the theatre, films, shows, videos and choregraphies, etc.) nor performing live indoors and outdoors (using lasers, slides, videos, digital pictures, special effects, fireworks,etc...). Since 1993, he has produced several CDs: "Au dela des nuages", "Patch Work Music", "Live 96", "Flibustieres", "Close Ecounters", the last in 2007 is "Intuitions". His music uses all the classical styles common to the "Berlin School" (instrumental electronic music) while merging very diverse influences scaling from Pink Floyd to African Pigmees and from Mozart to Klaus Schulze.The use of instruments of different origins and periods allows for the exploration of varied and constantly renewed sound fields.
Briand, Olivier
Bertrand Loreau + Olivier Briand - Interferences

Artist: Bertrand Loreau + Olivier Briand
P:  2013

The style of Bertrand combines delicate sequenced lines and romantic -acoustic like- feelings although Olivier Briand works more on strong analog atmospheres, powerful and complex analog improvisations and often goes through avant-gardism, always exploring new directions and influences including traditional music. The two musicians have each one a strong personality but also many common points. They like to play acoustic piano, to work on subtle harmonies, to play expressive and delicate improvised solos in a jazz-like way, having always the Berlin school style of music as a main background influence. It took a long time before they decided to sign a complete album together. But now it is done with “Interferences” and with the help of Lambert Ringlage and Patch Work Music. “Interferences” is the best invitation that you can dream of, to go inside the universe of two of the best electronic french musicians, who have succeeded in listening each other and combining their differences for recording an original electronic landscape.

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Mark Jenkins - Modular Sessions 15: Battle of the Robots

Artist: Mark Jenkins, Gert Emmens, O.Briand u.a.
P: 2023
LTD 100
The next in the ‘Modular Sessions’ series of monthly limited run numbered collaborative CD's is second in a trilogy introduced with MS10 ‘Rise Of The Robots’, and features a great list of European guest synthesists - Olivier Briand (France), Arend Westra (aka Eagle Synth from Holland), Gert Emmens (Holland) and Gilda Razani (Germany).
Once again the album picks up some of the more rhythmic, beats-oriented improvised tracks from the original Modular Sessions recordings by Mark Jenkins, overlaying them with sequencers, synth melodies, guitar and vocoders.

The 14 Tracks featured on the album will appeal to lovers of Jean-Michel Jarre, KRAFTWERK, SPACE ART, HELDON, STAR INC and other melodic synth acts - though there's plenty there for lovers of Klaus Schulze, Edgar Froese and TANGERINE DREAM around the ‘Hyperborea’ period, and particularly of Johannes Schmoelling and LOOM in the CD's many long, fluid MiniMoog solos.

‘Battle Of The Robots’ follows the story of seven little robots in the war against humanity, conjuring up the excitement of guarding the secret robot factory, saboteur missions, and night watch in the trenches.
French synthesist Olivier Briand creates short sonic "Robograms" as their encrypted orders arrive, while Arend Westra and Gert Emmens contribute wonderfully developing sequencer layers. Gilda Razani's expressive Theremin conjures up the sound of the giant robot cargo whales tasked with secretly delivering their new and ever more powerful weapons, while eerie digital and vocoder voices further the compelling plot...

All tracks produced at Unicorn Studio London by MARK JENKINS (synthesizers / guitar / vocoder).

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Mark Jenkins - Modular Sessions 21: Planet of the Robots

Artist: Mark Jenkins
P: 2023
LTD 100
Issue 21 of the monthly collaborative synthesizer music CD series completes the trilogy started with MS10 “Rise of the Robots” and MS15 “Battle of The Robots”. Eons later, robots dominate the planet under the reign of a Robot Emperor, leaving the chaotic times of the humans far behind. Massive sweeps of synthesizer sound, thrilling sequences and robotic voices picture life on the robot planet, until the urge comes to leave for the stars…
One of the largest casts yet of collaborators from the UK, European, US and South American synth music scenes join in, one creating developing textures, rhythms or sequences while the next adds melodies, abstract sounds or dialog samples. There’s plenty to appeal for lovers of the TANGERINE DREAM “Sessions”, JEAN-MICHEL JARRE, VANGELIS, KRAFTWERK, KLAUS SCHULZE, and even HELDON or JAN HAMMER with touches of electronic jazz and avant-garde classical added by Rob Harrison (of Z Machine) and Hannah Chappell (of Cellistica) guesting on sax and cello.

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Olivier Briand - Au-dela des Nuages

Artist: Olivier Briand
P: 1992
This debut of the french electronic musician goes through a lot of different fields. Mostly we hear nice rhythms with melodic synthesizer atmospheres, which remind a little to TD around the mid 80s.

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Olivier Briand - Crystal Tears

Artist: Olivier Briand
P: 2010

One long Berlinschool Sequencertrack in the style of TD or KS mid 70ies. Sometimes a little experimental and then with some light sequencerpassages.

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Olivier Briand - Flibustieres

Artist: Olivier Briand & Bruno Billaudeau
P: 1999
The music on this CD contains two artists that wrote their compositions for a special dance choreografie. The music is very moodfull and can be used for dance theathers as well as for listening.

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Olivier Briand - Libourne Dreams 2005

Artist: Olivier Briand
P: 2005
This CD is a live recording of his performance from 2005 in Libourne. The titles speak for themselves. You could see, that the music as a kind of tribute to Klaus Schulze, as each track can be found in the style exactly built the way Klaus Schulze did. Only this time it is an interpretation of how Briand joins together the sounds for a new piece. Geniuss...

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Olivier Briand - Live 96

Artist: Olivier Briand
P: 1996
Liverecording from 1996 in Carquefou, France. Olivier  shows his Berlin School paragons within his musicstyle. The Style is like TD mid 80s. But Briand has also his own style with a lot of melodic tunes and synthesiersounds.

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