One doesn’t just simply lend an ear to AstroVoyager. It is far more than that..it filters through the conscious and subconscious, challenging our ideas of reality and liberates one as you’re taken on a magical ride into an outer galactic music station whilst left pondering; yes, indeed there could possibly be life out there…
AstroVoyager’s invitation of a full blown eclectic ensemble of various meditative instruments of electronic synthesisers and keyboards which runs parallel with instruments from a live orchestra causes one to fully indulge all of the senses. Which in turn takes us on a journey of wonder and discovery to a place that could quite possible transcend ours into the next dimension of a sphere where the possibilities are endless. As the artist; AstroVoyager explains in his own words about his latest creative birth to genius called, ‘Architect’, “This world is not an end in itself… We are not prisoners of the past…”
Astrovoyager aka Philippe Fagnoni was born in Mertz and based in Dole, eastern France since 2011, music has been Fagnoni’s passion from a young age. Philippe was part of various bands before starting his own project exploring the boundaries of electro-symphonic music. Signed in 2006 to the Dreaming-Musea label, AstroVoyager can now give a glance at his successful concept albums ‘Temporal Gravitation’ (2006), ‘Symphotro nic Lunation’ (2010), and ‘ElectrOpera’ (2012). In eleven years, there are three studio albums, six EPs and two substantial Live recordings (with no less than 4 CDs and 4 DVDs) to mark the passage of AstroVoyager. Some of his best-known titles such as ‘Telescope’, ‘Full Moon Rendezvous’, ‘Apollo 11’, ‘Pulsation IV’ and ‘Oscillation V’ are cut to withstand the test of time. Launched in 2011, Fagnoni’s label, CosmXploreR has promoted progressive-electronic and classical-electronic music for six years, with seven albums and a number of major electro-symphonic artists already signed to the label. The highlights of his career so far include performances with the Tetraktys Ensemble for ElectrOpera and its pyromusical outdoor version in 2014 as well as ‘Big Bang’, which was presented in Dole last October with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
AstroVoyager has now teamed up with Deep Forest which is a world-renowned, Grammy-winning musical group well known for their mix of ethnic with electronic sounds. They did their own unique remix of the song “Architect”. Listening to the song one is put under a whimsical and poetic spell which along with the eerie yet surreal sound of Taïga‘s vocals truly puts in power to the heartbeat of a transcendental musical course. AstroVoyager truly empowers us note by note to break free from our pasts and be the ‘architects of our future’.
Tune in now.
Take a glimpse into the recording session exclusively below.
Buy AstroVoyager’s ‘Architect’ EP here.