Free hypnotic pop punk, post-rock, jazz-core … Disturbing, orgiastic and communicative, Toc is unclassifiable, but shakes the feet and heads.
Playing on the volume and energy of rock, drawing its influences from Stravinsky to Sonic Youth, not to mention there between 2 and all around (The Necks, Godspeed, …), the trio emphasizes in it listening, availability, initiatives or coups d’état …
Toc is constantly looking to work a sound material in which the identity of the instruments disappear, leaving the hollow reappear in the texture. They accept, or even provoke, surprise, disturbance, endangering …
We find the musicians of Toc in the various collective that appears in the musical scene of Lille (Muzzix, Zoone Libre, …), operating without barriers, from experimentation (La Pieuvre, …) to jazz (Jeremie Ternoy Trio, …) through by Zeuhl (Magma) or garage rock (Sheetah et les Weissmüller…).
Jérémie Ternoy : Fender Rhodes
Ivann Cruz : guitar
Peter Orins : drums
You can find the albums of TOC on Circum-disc website.
- 1er album - le Gorille (2009)
- 2e album - You can dance (if you want) (2012)
Toc Beat Club (improvised club music)
Toc + Christian Pruvost in techno mode, hammered beat, improvised and obsessive. 2 hours of trance to move your feet.
Christian Pruvost (trumpet, electronics), Jérémie Ternoy (Fender Rhodes, keyboards), Ivann Cruz (guitar), Peter Orins (drums, electronics)
After a try of wildlife documentary (“The Gorilla” – 2009), dance (“You Can Dance If You Want” – 2012), sonic brushing (“Haircut” – 2014), and even the magic of wild acoustic spaces (an acoustic version of the trio, CD release soon…), Toc is now lost in the bayou and the meanders of the French Quarter, preparing with a cheap brass band a project which the music will probably be, in the end, far from New Orleans pattern.
Toc & The Compulsive Brass
"Fifth album by this trio from Lille that is around since 2009, and exponent of the active and innovative Circum-Disc scene. Jérémie Ternoy (Fender Rhodes), Ivann Cruz (guitar), Peter Orins (drums) are assisted by following brass players: with Christian Pruvost (trumpet), Sakina Abdou (sax), Jean-Baptiste Rubin (sax) and Maxime Morel (tuba, trombone). Each release documents a certain project.
This time New Orleans is the source of inspiration. At first glance obvious references to ragtime, marching bands, professor Longhair, New Orleans funk are missing. But the way the horn blowers choose their own directions, and coproduce a pleasant wilderness I can relate to the behaviour of horn players in marching bands. Especially in the closing track ‘Kat Kid’. But the blowers are embedded in strange, circular patterns by guitar and drums.
The music is like a constant stream of strongly interconnected playing by the trio, drone-based, with hypnotic effects and sometimes leading up to an explosive climax. All four tracks are the result of collective improvisation. Another fascinating and captivating album by this obstinate trio from Lille, in an inspiring coproduction with Compulsive Brass."
Sakina Abdou (saxophones), Ivann Cruz (guitar), Maxime Morel (tuba, trombone), Peter Orins (drums), Christian Pruvost (trumpet), Jean-Baptiste Rubin (saxophones), Jérémie Ternoy (Fender Rhodes, electric bass)