Chat Noir

The adventurous trio Chat Noir has for the past 12 years defied easy categorization with its organic mix of ambient music, electronic textures as well as chamber music and jazz.

Their singular approach to the piano trio, cinematic in scope and startlingly beautiful, has garnered critical raves throughout Europe.

Their first RareNoise release, the aptly named Elec3Cities, was recorded in separate cities in the years leading to 2013. By organically blending elements of electronica and ambient music with bits of chamber music and jazz, the innovative trio, at the time formed by pianist Michele Cavallari, bassist Luca Fogagnolo and drummer Giuliano Ferrari started on their long path to reform the piano trio format and propel it into a new electronic future.

On Nine Thoughts for One Word, their sixth recording overall and second on RareNoise, the two founding members, pianist Michele Cavallari and bassist Luca Fogagnolo, are joined in their further explorations by electronic/ambient music composer and producer J.Peter Schwalm (Brian Eno, Eivind Aarset) and guitarist Daniel Calvi.

On their seventh release and third for RareNoiseChat Noir conjure their own Hyperuranion, a transcendent space beyond genre where electronica, rock, jazz, and ambient music meld into a rapturous hybrid.

For this latest manifestation of their ever-evolving sound, Michele Cavallari and Luca Fogagnolo, are joined full-time by guitarist Daniel Calvi, who contributed his distinctive voice as a guest on the group’s previous release, Nine Thoughts For One Word. The trio is also graced on four tracks by the ethereal trumpet of Norwegian jazz great Nils Petter Molvaer, further enriching the tapestry of electric and acoustic sounds that mesh so vibrantly throughout Hyperuranion.