"If you can have a look in the heart of a black star without becoming mad, you can follow me."
Benoit Berry, producer of Black Venus music, Pulse Radar and Ultreya. Manager @ Archimeme records.
See @ archimeme.bandcamp.com
I am 42, French, started creating music during mid 90's, using an Atari computer and Cubase 2.0 (yes, the one with monochrome monitor)...
I am solo, lucid, and I hope visionary enough to be able to choose my own path, creating new music from digested influences. Today, I just enjoy following what my soul sings to me, without having to refer to one or another. I am free.
As far as Chronos is concerned :
I recorded and released in 1998 my first Maxi-Vinyl, French-Touch- style, ("Juice Squeezer Ep" on ENJOY records, see @ Discogs) .
From 2000 to 2003, I worked as independant Dj, to promote ENJOY records realeases, and in the same time gaining more mixing skills, playing in France and Spain ( Rachdingue, Villajuega).
I wrote my first solo album in 2006, "Black Venus-Immortel", where I explore as far as possible the hypnotic power of music, through a unique combination of ultra deep synthesized atmospheres, and strong but still groovy electronic drums patterns, giving my music its particular signature, with a continous spacey ambient flow alterning with progressive but immediately danceable sequences.
See @ archimeme.bandcamp.com
3 albums and six years later, I decided in 2012 to have a break out of the studio, and to spend one year living foreign. I chose Berlin, Germany, to experiment new environnement, refresh my head, and face the unique sound of the local music scene, which is perpetually renewing itself in this powerful city.
Unsurprisingly, this experience gave me enough materials and ideas for a 5th techno album ("Neu-Köln Chronikles, under the name of Pulse Radar).
In the same time, in order to increase my artistic self-coherence, I felt the need to regroup my different productions under the same banner, and set up my own music label, Archimeme records.
Here, archimeme.bandcamp.com, is the place where you'll be able to listen, stream or download my music as full albums, or as individual tracks if you desire.
Two retrospective compilations were also added using alt. songs and remixes from my music archives (including old tapes, DAT, minidiscs, and even paper notes).
2018. I have released my 7th artist album as Ultreya last year, in may.
It's titled "Meta", and will drive you to new bursting sonic experiences, as long as you like jazz-tech, soul-house and electro-blues hybridations.
That's right, Ultreya is also my third alias, and this certainly means a new vision, a more mature and wiser project, giving me the freedom to create music without any barriers or any constraints, that must be the reason why I keep on enjoying playing...
Thank you, reader and listener, to be here. You re very welcome in my new Orfium life.