Loreau, Bertrand

Bertrand Loreau was born of and brought up by a family which was passionate about classical music. His elder brothers and sisters played the piano, violin and clarinet. At the age of six he took classical piano lessons and was introduced to the classical composers in this way. So towards the end of the sixties, he was a young boy noticing the electronic sounds in the TV adverts. He also noticed the use of a synthesiser in Elton John's first record. This passion for synthesisers developed during the 70s whilst listening to Pink Floyd, Emersion Lake and Genesis. Klaus Schulze's concert at Nantes in may 1977 caused him to be convinced that he too one day, would devote himself to electronic music.
Loreau, Bertrand
Bertrand Loreau + Frederic Gerchambeau - Anantayamo

Artist: Frederic Gerchambeau & Bertrand Loreau
P: 2020
Frédéric Gerchambeau and Bertrand Loreau are two prominent (and current) members of a genre called Berlin School, which, since its birth in the late sixties, has spread throughout Europe - and elsewhere - and still offers us great reminders and nods to what we were already able to do with synths, well before the era of all-digital. If this "school" - it is more discreet in this millennium, and if its teachers and students have grown - some have died, like Edgar Froese - the "hard-liners" who perpetuate gender and analogy against the winds and (raz-de) tides (those of electronica, techno, etc.) are also able to renew it. And, we hope to reach a new audience that was not even born in the early days of analog synths ...
This is part 2 of their journey toghether. 2 Pieces of great Berlin School ! So we find brilliant Berlin School music here.

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Bertrand Loreau + Frederic Gerchambeau - Vimanafesto

Artist: Bertrand Loreau + Frederic Gerchambeau
P: 2017

Frédéric Gerchambeau and Bertrand Loreau are two prominent (and current) members of a genre called Berlin School, which, since its birth in the late sixties, has spread throughout Europe - and elsewhere - and still offers us great reminders and nods to what we were already able to do with synths, well before the era of all-digital. If this "school" - it is more discreet in this millennium, and if its teachers and students have grown - some have died, like Edgar Froese - the "hard-liners" who perpetuate gender and analogy against the winds and (raz-de) tides (those of electronica, techno, etc.) are also able to renew it. And, we hope to reach a new audience that was not even born in the early days of analog synths ...
So we find brilliant Berlin School music here.

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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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Bertrand Loreau - Correspondances

Artist: Bertrand Loreau
P: 2015
This is a hommage a Nantes the French town.
Loreau returns to his traditional style of melancholic melodies, and nostagic feelings.

 

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Bertrand Loreau - Dune Rive a Lautre

Artist: Bertrand Loreau
P: 2006
Music with a classical feeling. Some guestmusicians like Olivier Briand join the lineup for this CD. They all produce an emotional melodic style, that cover a wide range of electronic music.
The synthesizersounds are the main basic structures and some orchestralsounds like flute and oboe are added.

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Bertrand Loreau - Eternal Sorrows

Artist: Bertrand Loreau
P: 2019

In 1981 not many synthesizers existed at that time, as well not many artists of electronic music have been become famous. Besides Jarre and Vangelis Schulze and Tangerine Dream have been the very few who were well known.
At this time Bertrand Loreau already composed his first works seeing himself only as a simple amateur trying to imitate Klaus Schulze who was major influence. With synthesizers like the Multiman S and the Korg MS 20, Bertrand created sounds that still have their attraction today. Despite some little sound restrictions at some points (the cassette recordings have been done with an ordinary tape equipment), the music is still touching, as Bertrand is realizing 28 years later. The topic of the CD is Endless Sorrows. Feelings that are regarded as a burden without end.
Sometimes electronic music is able to describe such kind of emotions of misery much better than words can describe. It can be a relief for the artist and for the listener to see difficult emotions expressed in music. These analog sounds in the Klaus Schulze style are excellent for fans of the cosmic psychedlic style of the 70s.

 

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Bertrand Loreau - Finally (2CD)

Artist: Bertrand Loreau
P: 2017

French artist Bertrand Loreau presents a double-CD-compilation of his best melodic, peaceful, romantic and introspective titles (released and unreleased) he has created over the years.
Bertrand Loreau learned to play classical music as a child but stopped to play the piano during his adolescence and became a fan of progressive rock music, especially of Pink Floyd. He started to play electronic music at the beginning of the 80s, being influenced by Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream that he discovered in the middle of the 70s. Though he regularly returns to making berlin school music, produced and distributed by MUSEA and Spheric Music, he also occasionally develops a melodic style during his musical life. He often records short tracks based on improvisations on the accoustic piano.Years after years Bertrand Loreau composed many little pieces in the vein of Vangelis, Enya, Mike Oldfield, etc. However Bertrand has his own universe due to the influence of the classical music he listened to when he was a child. After 35 years of musical creation and because of his recent Spheric Music releases Bertrand is often seen as a berlin school musician. With « Finally » he wants to bring together a selection of melodic tracks which are, at his point of view, a good introduction to his intimate and sometimes mystic feelings that make him an original artist within the berlin school scene. Bertrand Loreau asked the great french designer Jean-Loïc Mellin to create beautiful paintings for « Finally ». They remind Bertrand of his interest in progressive rock music and illustrate the world of peace and hope which have been created from his electronic instruments.
« Finally » is a 40 - track - double CD and a way to share with us a delicate and sensitive musical landscape.   

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Bertrand Loreau - Full Moon in Fall

Artist: Bertrand Loreau
P: 2023

With "Full Moon In Fall", Bertrand Loreau returns to his Berlin School track. With a French "Retro One" synthesizer, which is similar in design to a Minimoog, Bertrand composes wonderful analogue sounds and sequences that are familiar from Klaus Schulze and Tangerine Dream. You dive back into the 70s and sometimes think you hear Edgar Froese sitting at the synthesizers or experience Moondawn (Schulze) anew.

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Bertrand Loreau - Jericoacoara

Artist: Bertrand Loreau
P: 1998
The title Jericoacoara corresponds to the name of a little village situated in the north east of Brazil.
In 1998, Bertrand met a young Brazilian girl, who came to Nantes to learn French. Now, they are married. One day, from Brazil, Bertrand's wife, Luciana, sent him a picture from Jericoacora. Bertrand discovered the picture as he was recording a very tranquil piece of music. He decided to call the music "Imagine Jericoacoara" and finally gave the name "Jericoacoara" to the CD itself.
Bertrand wanted to create a very homogeneous CD. The music is completely relaxing. The ambiance corresponds to the will of producing an even more quiet and more tranquil music than before, with the intention of being very close to the taste of Bertrand's wife.
The track "Another Prophetic Step" is an adaptation of the music "Prophetic Step" created by Bertrand's friend Olivier Briand.
The music "Submarine" exists under the name "Experience" in the CD "Musik Sky" by Christophe Poisson.

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Bertrand Loreau - Journey Through the Past

Artist: Bertrand Loreau
P: 2012

In France Bertrand Loreau is one of the most talented artists in the field of progressive electronic music. On this album you hear a hint of Jarre, a hint of Schulze, a hint of Froese and a good patch of french emotion that supply a great harmonic and dreamy charme.  To be recommended to all fans of traditional electronic music (end of 70s, early 80s), who like the old sounds of Hoenig, Froese (Stuntman-era) or the early Jarre- and Schulze classics. Come on, let us go on a journey through the past of the vintage synthesizer sounds of the 80s.

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