|Francis Courchinoux. Since . Based in Dublin||Alternative Rock | Heavy Metal | Atmospherics|
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Born in France in 1972, Francis Courchinoux started music in 1980. One year later, he played his first song on stage.|
From 1990 to 1996, he worked on stage and in studio with the French metal band "Desdemona".
The band played many gigs and recorded two demo tapes with three titles each.
The "Moonlight Slaughter" tape was the band’s first experience in a professional recording studio, and also the first approach to the music industry. They received excellent reviews in music magazines, were broadcast on radios, and got supported by enthusiastic fans.
From 1997 to 1998, Francis worked on a video game project called "C4" for which he composed and played the soundtrack and created the sound effects.
This project gave him the opportunity to compose a more orchestral type of music.
In 1998 he moved to Dublin, Ireland where he worked in graphic design and later in the video game industry for Vivendi Universal Games.
From 2000 to 2002 he created his solo project "FRUX", and made a demo album "No Respect". By the end of 2002, he decided to produce the album on his own.
In 2003, he started the composition of his first album "The Five Seasons", which contains seven complete new songs, plus one song from his demo album and one remade from a previous one. Giving another dimension to his music, he mixed different inspirations such as Metal, Flamenco, Jazz rock, and Classical music. Francis composed all instruments himself (including drums, bass guitar, orchestra instruments, etc…), which shows his talent in composition and knowledge of music. He also created a web site where the album is available for sale online.
What Francis wants to do is to make music without limits of style; to mix different musical emotions from different instruments and tones; to create songs taking a different approach from the usual one. What he pursues is to use the guitar techniques to bring the melody to another level.
Listen to his music with your eyes closed and let it bring you to this other world…
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