Trisomie 21 came into being in 1981. Hervé et Philippe Lomprez were joined by Jean Michel Matuszak (friend and mentor) and Pascal Tison (bass guitar), replaced by Laurent Dagnicourt. The album “Passions divisées” released in 1984, included a monument for the group, the song “La fête triste”, a real reference for many people, as well as “Djakarta”. Trisomie 21’s notoriety increases.
In 1986 the band released the album “Chapter IV, le je ne sais quoi et le presque rien”, with shocking graphics on the front cover, violent and beautiful. Following that (without Lauren Dagnicourt), the album “Millions lights” was released in 1987, composed by the Lomprez brothers alone, without any bass guitar which is, at the time, tantamount to a crime. A dark but, at the same time, glittering album, which is now a classic of its genre. In 1988, Bruno Objoie (Guitar) joined the group for their album “Works” and their live album “Raw Material” (1990).
“Plays the picture” was released in 1989, a nearly entirely instrumental album, except for a few titles such as “Take the shock away” and “One last play”. This improbable album with a unique story, that was planned to stay confidential, would become one of the most popular albums for the band and the record label. In 1992 the band explored another avenue with the track “Distant voices”, marked by a collaboration with the violinist Blaine Reininger, part of the US group “Tuxedomoon” and the chorister Lena Kane.
“Gohohako” in 1997 ended the Pias chapter of the band. Following a long period of forced silence, and after their meeting with Olivier Lechevestrier who became their friend and manager, the band accepted to do a remix for the famous French band Indochine of the song “Le grand secret”, then started composing again. True to themselves, the band did not give way to the sirens of the “cold wave revival” but pursued their art with independence and still with no concessions, they did not even hesitate to call on the electro scene for a series of remixes (“Man is a mix”), breaking codes and barriers between musical genres.
In 2009 the album ”Black label” ended their collaboration with the Parisian label “Le Maquis”, an album that was both very rock and very solemn, in the end very Trisomie 21, concluding with a tour; the band true to themselves, quite simply out to meet their public. Then in 2017, Hervé and Philippe Lomprez decided to go back to the studio, boosted by new encounters such as with Martin Toulemonde and Olivier Lechevestrier. Written in secret, the album was entitled “Elegance Never Dies”.
For this occasion, Trisomie 21 is going back on stage for a world tour that will take them to New York, Los Angeles, London, Athens, Bologna etc… stopping also in France from Lille to Paris then from Strasbourg to St Etienne.
US Tour Dates :
3/5 @ Le D’Auteil – Quebec, Canada
3/6 @ Theatre Fairmont – Montreal, Canada
3/8 @ Brooklyn Bazaar – Brooklyn, NY
3/9 @ Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
3/11 @ The Amp Room – San Antonio, TX
3/13 @ Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR
3/14 @ Uptown Nightclub – Oakland, CA
3/16 @ Space – San Diego, CA
3/17 @ Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA