Biography / Info
It’s at the beginning of the 90s that Olivier Désir began to play on his first machines to produce several demos allying melodies and electronic experiments.
1997, he met Cédric DeBruyn and turned to dancefloors. They created a project of minimal experimental techno and offered themselves their first live experiences in local free parties. Influenced by the softer side of House and by Jazz, they created Pink Satellite in order to a deeper introspective exploration of sounds…
Electrolidays in Levitation, their debut album on a Belgian independent label called Anorak Supersport, was announced by Blue Toast (a 500 limited copies single played by the likes of Phil Asher, Rainer Trüby, Jef K, Morpheus and Freestyle Man).
Pink Satellite has quickly became one of the top performers of the belgian house scene and has deeply impressed people like Llorca, Buscemi or Tom Middelton and performed "warm-up" for people like Royksopp or Air.
Two years later, the duet left finally its second album called E-Closer, where the organic music mixed more with electronics. St-Germain des Prés will be extracted from it to open the second volume of the famous compilation of the same name
» Label: Anorak Supersport
Cédric established himself in the belgian scene as DJ while Olivier was creating another jazzy downtempo project called Karl OFF.
It's always with the same idea to merge instruments and new technologies that Olivier turned himself to experimented jazz musicians (Charles Loos, Jean-Louis Rassinfosse, Felix Simtaine, Jan Kuijken, George Van Dam, Dirk Descheemaeker …) to realize the studio version of his new project. The doublebass, the drums and the piano are accompanied with a string quartet, a clarinet, an acoustic guitar and with a vibraphone to succeed in a cinematic and hypnotic jazz.
Olivier Désir aka Karl OFF releases now this first solo album Acoustic Camera, where we can also discover other astonishing collaborations, in particular a featuring by Samy Birnbach aka Dj Morpheus (Minimal Compact singer).