Julien Tassin’s music is in the image of the way he plays: sincere, clear and borderless. His guitar tone is gentle and lyrical but wild at the same time. He takes different genres but gives them back in his own personal way, composing a repertoire that is remarkably varied but still homogeneous. All his compositions are marked by the particular timbre of his instrument and his original phrasing.
With a consistent dedication to strong melodies and beautiful themes, he creates an original musical language drawing influences from blues to rock and jazz. Accompanied by two of Belgian’s top musicians, double bassist Nicolas Thys and drummer Dré Pallemaerts, Julien reveals a distinctive musical personality. Outstanding soloists, they play with simplicity and clarity, bending their art to the compositions and their atmospheres. Born at the Sounds Jazz Club in Brussels, the trio recorded together “Sweet Tension”, an album which invites us into his light/dark electric universe.
” – They played two sets of Tassin’s original compositions, of which the style can only be described as occupying the liminal space between rock, blues, punk, jazz and electronic music. The music was raw yet atmospheric, and allowed Tassin to show the true versatility his playing” London Jazz News