Collection d'Arnell-Andréa

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Collection d'Arnell~Andréa
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Collection d'Arnell~Andréa performing in 2009 at the Dark Omen II festival
Background information
Origin France
Genres Coldwave, neoclassical
Years active 1986–present
Labels New Rose Records, Last Call, Prikosnovénie
  • Jean-Christophe d'Arnell
  • Chloé St Liphard
  • Xavier Gaschignard
  • Franz Torrès-Quévédo
  • Carine Grieg
  • Thibault d'Aboville
  • Vincent Magnien
Past members Pascal Andréa

Collection d'Arnell~Andréa is a French neoclassical darkwave band founded by Jean-Christophe d'Arnell (main composer, writer, piano/keyboards), Pascal Andréa, and Chloé St Liphard in 1986. Andréa left the band shortly after its founding, before its first performance.[1] However, d'Arnell left Andréa's name in the band name. Their music features prominently keyboards, cello, and Chloé's vocals.[2] The band is known for including a large collection or ensemble of musicians in its live performances and has performed at numerous international music festivals including Germany's Wave-Gotik-Treffen. Many of their albums have focused on late 19th and early 20th century themes.

When the band signed with Prikosnovénie in 2002, the label re-edited and re-released many of the previous New Rose Records albums that had previously been out of print. Signing with Prikosnovénie also resulted in three new albums and a new tour schedule through Europe.


Full length albums and EPs[edit]

  • Autumn's Breath for Anton's Death (1988)
  • Un Automne à Loroy New Rose Records (1989), reissued Prikosnovénie (2004)
  • Au Val des Roses New Rose Records (1990), reissued Prikosnovénie (2005)
  • Les Marronniers New Rose Records (1992)
  • Villers-aux-Vents (Février 1916) New Rose Records (1994), reissued Prikosnovénie (2003)
  • Cirses des Champs Last Call Records (1996)
  • Coll AGE 1988-1998 Last Call Records 2 CD compilation (1998)
  • Tristesse des Mânes Prikosnovénie (2002)
  • The Bower of Despair Prikosnovénie (2004)
  • Exposition, Eaux-Fortes et Méandres Prikosnovénie (2007)
  • Vernes-Monde Prikosnovénie (2010)

Compilation appearances[edit]

  • Anton's Mind Getting Blind on 13 Lively Art (1990)
  • Icare (1990)
  • Une Attente Douleur on Premonition Lively Art (1992)
  • L'Aulne + la Mort on Heavenly Voices Part 2 Hyperium (1993)
  • Drifting on Kälte Container Radio Luxor, Sub Terranean (2001)
  • Wild Trees on Fairy World II Prikosnovénie (2005)
  • The Long Shadow on Fairy World III Prikosnovénie (2007)
  • Closer to Unicorn on Fairy World IV Prikosnovénie (2008)

List of band members[edit]

Studio and live[edit]

  • Pascal Andréa (1986) -- co-founder
  • Jean-Christophe d'Arnell (1986–present) -- co-founder, piano, keyboards, percussion
  • Chloé St Liphard (1986–present) -- co-founder, vocals
  • Charlotte (1989) -- cello
  • Thierry Simonnet (1989) -- keyboards
  • Peter Rakoto (1989–1990) -- bass guitar
  • Xavier Gaschignard (1990–present) -- cello
  • Franz Torrès-Quévédo (1992–present) -- guitar and bass guitar, also has been a member of O Quam Tristis, Opera Multi Steel, The Three Cold Men, and Thy Violent Vanities[3]
  • Stephan Kehlsen (1996) -- bass guitar
  • Carine Grieg (present) -- keyboards, backing vocals, also a member of Opera Multi Steel, Gantök, and O Quam Tristis
  • Thibault d'Aboville (2002–present) -- viola, also a member of Gantök and Lili Kunst
  • Vincent Maginen (2004–present) -- electric guitar

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ From their biography.
  2. ^ Bidchiren, Olivier (8 July 2013). "Les Ténèbres lumineuses de Collection d'Arnell-Andréa". (in French). Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  3. ^ See their interview by Oraison Funèbre

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