Fairy Tale :
upon a time...
associative label was born in Nantes, in 1990, out of the encounter
of two cinema students: Frédéric Chaplain, fond of sound,
and Sabine Adélaïde, experienced photographer. The word
Prikosnovénie means light touch in Russian and aims
at promoting inventive music combined with elaborate-exquisite aesthetics.
Prikosnovénie is rooted in the then flourishing alternative movement
New-Wave. Prikosnovénie could define itself as half-way between
the Visa label (for its independent militarism) and the 4AD English
label for its enigmatic estheticism.
The first tape is entitled Sacrilèges and gathers
12 new-wave trend bands. The label found its audience.
End 1991-1993: exiled in Paris to complete their studies, Frédéric
graduates as sound engineer at Louis Lumière and Sabine as a
photographer at the Gobelins School.
WORLD OF THE LABEL IS SHAPING ITSELF
1993 is the year of the first CD compilation TRES HORS which gathers
13 underground bands of that epoch amongst which Clair obscure, Von
Magnet, Dazibao. It is the first opportunity to be distributed in the
commercial circuit of big chains.
1994 is the year of the release of the first full CD of one group: CHERCHE-LUNE.
It is a neo-classical band from Nantes, with bass, violin, oboe and
feminine voice. This CD was very successful even beyond France: Germany,
Mexico, Japan, and Hong-Kong
1994-1997: CHERCHE LUNEs CD will be determinant for the label
and its brand image. Frédéric and Sabine found their editorial
line: femininity, lightness, melancholy and enchantment. The IRIS collection
was born: albums of feminine voices with acoustic orchestration (
AND WORLD MUSIC
Prikosnovenie released a great new comer: Orange Blossom.
Frédéric records the album in a fortnight in a Rennes
studio. Sabine creates the cover which to this date remains ones of
the best ones produced by the label. The Nantes trance-electro-trip-hop
band becomes very successful.
With more than 10,000 albums sold, Orange Blossom allows the label to
develop and to become professional.
After 6 years of volunteer work, Frédéric gets his first
salary. Prikosnovénie opens its first official office in Nantes,
rue Jean Jaurès.
Between 1997 and 2000, parallel to the IRIS collection, Prikosnovénie
endeavors to develop an electronic subdivision following the successful
wave of Orange Blossom. It is the LYTCH label subdivision which will
promote bands such as Atlas Project, Phil Von, Mimetic, Lys. The peak
moment will be reached at an evening live organised by LYTCH in the
BATOFAR nightclub of Paris in May 2000.
MUSIC ALCHEMIES IN CLISSON
In 2001, the team decides to leave urban life and settles in a magnificent
environment in the medieval city of Clisson. This charming place, with
atypical Italian architecture, will become the labels inspiration.
Then comes a time of opening to the world with international artists
from Greece, Italy, Russia, Japan, Bulgaria
In 2002, Prikosnovénie organizes in its own recording studio
an encounter of artists between Louisa John-Krol (Australia), Francesco
Banchini (Italy), Spyros Giasafakis (Greece). They create a complete
album of unpublished songs.
Prikosnovénie realizes one of its dreams: to become a catalytic
center of creation and an artists platform. The result will be
the superb Love sessions digipack.
This very same year, Sabine Adélaide creates an itinerant exhibition
for the label which represents whole of her graphic works. This exhibition
is the result of 10 years of artistic research with music as central
theme: how drawing, painting or photographing intertwine to illustrate
the labels discs; how, slowly but surely, Prikosnovénies
so peculiar yet so rich visual universe was created. The exhibition
goes from one library to another.
MUSIC' AND ENCHANTMENT
2003 sees Arno becoming a new member of the label. The arrival invigorates
the label working at rebuilding its brand image. Prikosnovénie
gathers music and images from all over the world: these mucic are created
by young artists who draw on their cultural roots for their creation.
They transfer their culture and their sensitivity with personality,
originality and integrity, in an imaginative dream, close to tales,
fairies and enchantment.
was born Fairy World 1. This CD recalls the 10 years of activity of
the label and presents todays labels brand image: colorful,
original, deep, mysterious, happy and fairylike!
In 2003 Louisa John-Krol and Francesco Banchini traveled and performed
AND OUR QUEST CONTINUES AT THE DAWN OF
With over 70 references in their catalogue, the team wishes to
develop new infrastructure and conquer new sound territories. Prikonovénie
wishes to open up to the world and create new encounters to make people
discover its own interior world and offer it to the world