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«Bristophe is an improvisation duo by Brice Catherin and Christophe Schweizer.

They produce a lot of work constantly, and this particular album 'Dismissed Franskenstein' is a seven track re-release of the work they have done back in 2009 for a movie called 'Frankenstein'.

And here's what they have to say about themselves:»

"We can’t always promise exactly who is going to play which instruments, but usually you can expect to hear cello, trombone, a bit of electronics, maybe some tuba, a touch of clarinet, plus e.g. recorder and other flutes, double bass, alpine horn, voice, bird calls, a few toys, and whatever else we come across that might produce some type of sound. We also know that while it is true that Bristophe enjoys being on stage, their definition of just where that is appears to be a somewhat different one, as they tend to wander all around the room, playing behind or in the midst of the audience; or furthermore to disappear behind curtains or onto the hallways.

What we do know for certain, though, is that we improvise.

Bristophe is half Swiss living in Hamburg (Germany) and half French living in Geneva (Switzerland). Occasionally both halves meet in one place, and that’s when sound happens: Sometimes extremely loud (even to them), sometimes so soft that you have to bend your head and dilate your eardrums to notice anything; Sometimes far away, and sometimes as close as a few inches from you.

But whatever happens, it sparkles like a shimmering fire."
- test tube (with excerpts from


01 The icefield
  [7'44'' • 17,7Mb • 320Kbps]
02 Extract from the story of Frankenstein
  [5'56'' • 13,6Mb • 320Kbps]
03 Crossing Plainpalais
  [11'15'' • 25,8Mb • 320Kbps]
04 Eva's dream
[5'08'' • 11,8Mb • 320Kbps]
05 La Petite's visions (version 1)
  [4'20'' • 10,0Mb • 320Kbps]
06 La Petite's visions (version 2)
  [4'52'' • 11,2Mb • 320Kbps]
07 Geneva
  [9'32'' • 21,9Mb • 320Kbps]
  [PDF-Zip • 1,93Mb]
  all tracks + artwork
  [Zip • 104Mb]


«Bristophe is an improvised music duo comprising of Brice Catherin, and Cristophe Schweitzer. These 7 tracks have been managed in a way to take on barely audible chamber music filled in with more or less hirsute chords and some mellow storms in a teacup. It sounds somewhere in between Miles Davis´ intimate moments and Penguin Cafe Orchestra`s more restrained glimpses. Furthermore, it sounds like a soundtrack because it was produced like a soundtrack for a film called Frankenstein back in 2009. (8.8/10)»
- Borealiscape [Recent Music Heroes] / October 16, 2012

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