“I locked myself in a room without windows at Le Soft and imagined myself as an intergalactic adventurer. I love Science Fiction so I was trying to find timbres close to the sounds heard in the movies of the 70s. Little by little, I intellectualized my creations.”
In an era where computer music give us infinite possibilities, Jaquarius incorporates essential styles like acid house and analogue instruments reminiscent of a period where experimentation was driven by limitations.
Jaquarius’ path as an electronic artist exemplifies the main stages of artistic development: discovery, study and exposure. In other words, before deciding on a focused direction, the artist dives into sound production. As with any dedicated musician, Jaquarius’ process involved these stages which ultimately led him to where he is today, an integral contributor of the new electronic scene.
Thusly, he began his development with a passionate calling. For Jaquarius, this conceptual process commenced with the feverish need to master lives and finding inspiration through conceptual ideas:
From intergalactic adventurer to “drugged out person searching for his way through reality. Like a sailor lost in a storm, finding direction with his sextant”, Jaquarius continued his conceptual discovery stimulated by a passion to find his electronic message.
Building from this sound, he turned to academia. At the Conservatory of Paris (Electroacoustic studies), he discovered spatialisation, concrete music, synthesizers, Theremins, and so much more. In other words, the artist continued to create his direction with the help of sound production and focused research. This ties into the second stage of development involving study and expansion where an artist opens his horizons for innovative and constructive purposes.
The entire process demonstrates the ultimate importance for artists to find a sound that speaks to them. Jaquarius researched musicians, forums, and labels; experimented with mixes, sounds, and tempos to find satisfaction by discovering what was true to him, what he could contribute.
In the last stage, personal fulfillment and exposure, the creator finds himself, his message, and his audience. For Jaquarius, his process settled into a prevalent and persuasive form of musical adaptation: “A good musical exercise for me is to attempt to replace emotions and tell a story without using words.” Overall, he states that the main goal was always to achieve a different form of acid techno, while staying close to the sound of the 70s.
Despite his process and growth as a musician, the first stage of passion and discovery never ceased and, thusly, he is constantly exploring innovative sounds and working with different materials. He stated that, today, his music “incorporates classic Roland synthesizers, and very little vocals to create an abstract sound, far from our reality.”
Globally, Jaquarius represents the path of a musician with an openness and curiosity for development and finding oneself. It then comes as no surprise that his hard-working and ambitious nature, as well as his sound, provides him with the opportunity to be creating music for Acid Avengers, Ténébreuse Musique, New Flesh, and Microclima.
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