Techno indus – CH
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 by director Lech Kowalsky (D.O.A, East in Paradise…). Specific work that he is still involved in currently, 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 Calix, Niveau Zero and Samael and was remixed by Kangding Ray and Paul Kendall ( NIN, Depeche Mode ). 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, Rodhad, Matias Aguayo, Pantha du Prince, Miss Kittin, The Hacker, Extrawelt, Roman Flügel, Helena Hauff,…. Behind his machines, he knows how to handle the crowds and to make them move.
After 18 years of touring, expressing and improving his art, Mimetic is still following his path, fed by multicultural influences.
2016 : Maidenhead ((Les Arts Minis)
2013 : Where I Will Never Go (Les Arts Minis)
2013 : Where We Will Never Go (Hymen Records)
2011 : Grow up & wait (Les Arts Minis)
2008 : X: One More Than Nine (Les Arts Minis)
2007 : The Mimetic Years: All My Lives (Hands Productions)
2006 : Under Pressure: Ultra (Spectre/Nautilus)
2006 : Desire: Sacred Aim (Ant-zen)
2006 : Collective: One by One (Urgence Disk Records)
2005 : Tale: Personal Plot (Thisco thisk)
2005 : Dancing: The Changing Room (Hands Productions)
2004 : Origamimetic (w/ Origami Galaktika) (Spectre)
2003 : Out of tune 2 (Moloko +)
2002 : On the other side (Hands Productions)
2002 : Data/be-at: sensitive / Sound a (Parametric)
2001 : Mute: Out of Tune (Moloko +)
2000 : Mute: Negative (Prikosnovénie)
2000 : Mute: positive (Moloko +)
1999 : Kino: Lucius (w/ Delphium) (Fario)
1998 : Field: Overrated (Moloko +)