Atonalist featuring Gavin Friday release first album Atonalism

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French duo ATONALIST (Renaud-Gabriel Pion and Arnaud Fournier) featuring Gavin Friday released their debut album Atonalism on Audiotrauma on May 10th.

Order your copy (digital, CD and/or ltd edtion coloured vinyl) from Bandcamp now.

Gavin Friday and Renaud-Gabriel Pion

Atonalist are joined by Gavin Friday who wrote lyrics and sang vocals on five tracks: “Different to the others”, “The Road to Perdition”, “The Philosophers’ Argument”, “Gottesanbeterin” and “Our Fearless Leader”.

Gavin Friday and Renaud-Gabriel Pion previously worked together on Gavin’s 1996 solo album Shag Tobacco and subsequent scores.

Continue to listen to a preview of the album.


Atonalist was born from the meeting of multi-instrumentalist Renaud-Gabriel Pion (collaborator of Antony & the Johnsons, Christophe, John Cale, Dead Can Dance, Lo’Jo, Siouxsie, Arto Lindsay, Hector Zazou & Björk,…) and multi-instrumentist Arnaud Fournier (founding member of bands Hint, La Phaze, Dead Hippies). Together they create an instinctive music, outside codes, drawing as much in contemporary music, free jazz, non-tempered Oriental modes, as in noise, indus and electronica.