"Nocturne Impalpable"

Les Disques du Soleil et de l’Acier , 2001, 19 tracks

One year and a half of composition, recording and mix. Melodic, quiet chamber music mixed with sparse electronic sounds: "Nocturne Impalpable" was Chauveau’s manifesto, with the help of friend and sound engineer Joan Cambon (Arca).
The result allowed him to be discovered by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Christian Fennesz, and BBC’s John Peel.  

Musicians: Xavier Carrière (trumpet), Olivier Cavaillé (cello, arrangement), Eugen Fabris (cello), Benoît Génot (viola, arrangement), Olivier Lageyre (piano, arrangement), Matthias Meier (clarinet, arrangement), Vincent Pouplard (accordion), Sylvain Chauveau (electronics)

Composed by Sylvain Chauveau, except "Arachnéenne encore" (composed by Olivier Lageyre)
Recorded and mixed by Joan Cambon and Frédéric Luneau
Mastering by David Mascunan

Blow Up / Italy / 2002

"A yearning, wonderful record."

Juan Manuel Freire / Go Mag / Spain / 2002

"The beautiful music in Nocturne Impalpable has very few excess, but a lot of rigour, nearly religious."

Richard Robert / Les Inrockuptibles / France / 2001

"Nocturne Impalpable will remain a precious friend for a long time."

Vibrations / Switzerland / 2001 

"A success."

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Sylvain Chauveau - Nocturne Impalpable

01. Blanc 
02. Cet Enfer Miraculeux
03. Radiophonie n°1
04. Doucement, le Grain de sa Peau
05. -
06. Ocre
07. --
08. Radiophonie n°2
09. Adieu Miséricorde
10. ---
11. Léger
12. ----
13. Le Monde Intérieur
14. Arachnéenne Encore
15. -----
16. Je Me Suis Bâti sur une Colonne Absente
17. ------
18. Radiophonie n°3  
19. Nocturne urbain