Walk into a universe between cold atmosphere and emotional feeling, Mimetic has built his own world…
Musically involved in techno and atmospheric sounds, Mimetic is the reflection of Jérome Soudan’s mind, complex and fascinating. This is a hyperactive musician, often described as an essential piece of the european underground music scene. He first studied piano at conservatory level, leading him to explore and become interested in clarinet, orchestral percussion, drumming and later electronic drumming. Once he finished his musical diploma, Jérôme moved from Lyon to Paris in 1994 and joined Les Tétines Noires. He soon became involved in another project: Von Magnet, where he quickly established himself within the band, due to his drumming talent, as well as his natural skills as a composer. During four years, he lived in Berlin, from 1996 to 2000 while playing and writing in Art Zoyd, he created his own musical project: Mimetic. He is now living in Geneva, working as artistic director of Electron Festival and Présences Electroniques Genève.
His first album as Mimetic named ‘Overrated’, received good reviews from the electronic music movement. Far from being stuck on one idea or genre, Mimetic writes for contemporary dance artists (Carol Brown, Jan Linkens, Lionel Hoche), creates the soundtracks of underground movies (D.O.A, East in Paradise…). Specific work that he is still involved in currently, the most recent project being the soundtrack to Jenna Hasse’s upcoming movie. He is also collaborating with Sigmasix on a audiovisual installation experiencing the sound in octophony: Vertical Surround.
So far, Mimetic has released 9 albums, many various digipacks, DVDs and also a book. His last album “Where We Will Never Go”, includes collaborations with Mika Vainio, Mira Calixe, Niveau Zero and Samael and was remixed by Kangding Ray and Paul Kendall ( NIN, Depeche Mode ).
Mimetic – Exclusive new album Streaming – Tsugi
As this artist can never sit still for long, his new EP “Maidenhead” will be released on the 3rd of december and the next album for early 2017. Not only a successful producer and live artist, Mimetic is a brillant DJ, mixing with ease different styles such as bass music, techno and electronica. He all ready shared the stage with : Surgeon, Paula Temple, Leftfield, John Hopkins, Daniel Avery, Rodad, Mathias Aguayo, Pantha du Prince, Miss Kittin, The Hacker, Extrawelt, Roman Flügel.
Behind his machines, he knows how to handle the crowds and to make them move. After 15 years of touring, expressing and improving his art, Mimetic is still following his path, fed by multicultural influences.
Mimetic – Electron Festival 2016
Where I Will Never Go. 12” – Les Arts Minis L.A.M.v.002. 2013
Where We Will Never Go. CD – Hymen Records 810. 2013
Grow up & wait. 12” – Les Arts Minis L.A.M. v.001. 2011
X: One More Than Nine. 2×3 – CD & book – Les Arts Minis L.A.M 002. 2008
The Mimetic Years: All My Lives. CD. Hands Productions d105. 2007
Under Pressure: Ultra. CD. Spectre/Nautilus na09. 2006
Desire: Sacred Aim. DVD. Ant-zen act175. 2006
Collective: One by One. CD – Urgence Disk Records 047. 2006
Tale: Personal Plot – 3″ CD. thisco thisk.20. 2005
Dancing: The Changing Room. CD / boxset. hands productions d073 / b028. 2005
Origamimetic (w/ Origami Galaktika). CD spectre s16. 2004
Out of tune 2. 12”. Moloko + plus 065. 2003
On the other side. 3×12″ – Hands Productions b017. 2002
Data/be-at: sensitive / Sound a. 2cd. parametric 0.11q. 2002
Mute: Out of Tune. 12″. moloko + plus 021. 2001
Mute: Negative. CD. prikosnovénie prik036. 2000
Mute: positive. CD. moloko + plus 032. 2000
Kino: Lucius (w/ Delphium). cd. fario fariocd02. 1999
Field: Overrated. CD. moloko + plus 009. 1998
Mimetic – New Year Eve Party
Mimetic – Sunmeex
Mimetic – Electron Festival 2016 – Be At TV
Mimetic – Paleo Festival 2014
Mimetic – Sparkling Love
Mimetic – Synthetize Me
Mimetic – Where we will never go
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