"Sphere Of Existence" is Antoine Kogut’s first production for Versatile Records.
Antoine explains: «The album is an ode to the sensations and reveries that arouse. By mixing synthesizers, brass and vocals I try to reconcile repetition and improvisation, to arouse the unexpected in mechanics and comfort in the organic. The title track of this album was inspired by a certain philosophy. It can also be understood as a revolution (or a turn on oneself) or as another way of naming our blue planet, the Earth.
His two group experiences, Bon Voyage Organisation and (especially) Syracuse were necessary and noticed steps towards the creation of "Sphere of Existence", a work done, solitarily, during
9 months of gestation that ignites in 7 titles of contemplative pop, hovering funk, cosmic soul built all this: the jazz fusion of Soft Machine, the krautrock of the wizards of Can, the irresistible languor of Italian crooners (Toto Cutugno and Lucio Battisti in the lead) as the soundtracks, so sensual, composed by Pino Donnagio for
Brian de Palma... But if Antoine Kogut makes this references his own, it is because he considers each of the titles of "Sphere of Existence" as «songs, not tracks». With his deep voice he has the ambition to tell us a story through them: his own, and that of the world in which we live with as a guiding idea that all Phillip K. Dick’s predictions have come true today. Which ones? You’ll have to look in the multiple circles assembled by Antoine Kogut to compose "Sphere of Existence".
A clue: all he used were 7 synth sounds. The quest has just begun.