about me and my style


In short about me:

i’m jess the wet machine, music composer from Marseille, France.

my sound is electro pop rock music intimate and progressive, influenced by Depeche Mode, Steven Wilson, Meteor Show, Massive Attack, Steve Reich, David Whitaker, King Crimson, new wave and chiptunes from 80’s/90’s, the 70’s…

multi-instrumentist, composer, interpret. I work on mixes and mastering for local bands on Marseille (Parking Shell), and sound making for theatre bands (Manifeste Rien).

I also maintain playlists in all styles to (re)discover great musics.

Read this interview (fr) i gave for Zikpot webzine

My style :

it’s electronical, sometimes cold / it rocks and glistches, but, now, it’s getting warmer / it’s having a look on our human condition, using the eyes of a machine /

it’s buzzing / it’s craking / it floats in the eathereal areas of some electronic dreams /

on the razor edge, at the frontier between psychic equilibrium and sickness melancholy, where rhythmic deconstruction is the rule /

it is … the wet machine mechanics.

Fast BIO :

  • since the begining of 2018 : i’m working on an electronical symphony called “Crying Chips”, in 4 tracks only (personal decision), using old hardware like an Amiga 1200 (30 years old computer), in order to keep this creation far from planned obsolescence
  • since the begining of 2017 : working in collaboration with other artists to make an electro pop rock intimistic album, that will certainly be called “Fragile”, in honor of mother Earth
  • until now : working on my own musical projects and working in collaboration with local bands on Marseille
  • 2017-08 : released the single “tu es si fragile” (download it for free here)
  • 2016-12 and 2017-01 : Released 2 protracker modules 12/2016 and 01/2017 as a new year celebration for all amiga users.
  • 2012 – March 2017 : betatester for icaros desktop. Testing and promoting the icaros platform, which is the *best Amiga NG* available
  • 2014 – en 2016 : writing of a lot of technical articles around the amiga platform (read it there : http://amiga.thewetmachine.net/)
  • 2014 : drumming in “vendeta”
  • 09/2011-07/2013 : drummer in a pop/rock band called “debruyss”
  • 2009 – 2011 : work on personal music projects, released “the machines and us” songs (listen to them here)
  • 10/2008 : my first own solo album “Economia Second : complaintes cybernétiques”
  • 2005 – 2006 : drummer in “avec les doigts” rock band
  • 2000 – 2002 : musician and sound-maker for theatre in the band “Manifeste Rien”
  • 1996 – 1999 : drummer in the rock band “Degoreland”

Tools I use :

I’m a lover of free computering and open-source projects. I also love tracking from the big years (85-95), and of the computer platform called amiga. I use mainly :

  • a mac or a PC under ubuntu linux (why ubuntu linux ? i’m writing articles about ethics for the home studio musician. Like me on facebook or subscribe to my website to stay connected with my news)
  • renoise for programing
  • ableton live for mixing
  • an amiga 1200
  • many instruments like piano, electronic drums…

I regularly post articles on amiga and its family there : http://amiga.thewetmachine.net/

Some references :

(some people who speak about me, or credit me)