Imagho & Mocke is a duo of french guitarists.
Imagho is the solo project of JL Prades. It lies somewhere between jazz, folk, post-rock, electronica and acousmatic music. The compositions are mostly based on guitars (electric and acoustic) with electronic arrangements, field recordings and sounds of any kind. Imagho's music is often melancholic, melodic and rich of sounds, moods and textures. There is no guideline for this project, it is open to influences and collaborations. Hervé Thomas (Fragile, Hint) Ultramilkmaids, David Fenech, Daniel Palomo Vinuesa, Cyclyk have collaborated with Imagho for an album or title.
Mocke is involved in numerous projects, from pop to folk and chanson française. So you will find Mocke as a founding member of Midget! and Holden and as guitarist for Swann and Arlt, one of our favorite french band. All these bands have in common to have female singer. So seing Mocke in duo with another guy and no singer is kind of a new thing!
Mocke will release his first solo album L'Anguille on the new label Objet Disque this fall.
Nocturnes (FBWL, 2002)
Someone Controls Electric Guitar (Hitomi Recordings, 2006)
Inside Looking Out (We are unique, 2009)
The Travelling Guild (Fieldmuzick, 2009)
meandres (Alara, We are unique, 2013)
Half Quartet (three:four, 2014)
Holden - L'Arrière-Monde (1998), Pedrolira (2002), Chevrotine (2006), Fantômatisme (2009), Essentiel (2011), Sidération (2013)
Midget! - Lumière d’en bas (2012)
Swann - Neverending (2013)
Arlt - La langue (2010), Feu la figure (2012)
Dogbowl - The Zeppelin Record (1999)
Kelly De Martino - Radar (2002)
Imagho & Mocke - Half Quartet
Sometimes music can be as simple as two people playing together.
French guitarists Imagho (We Are Unique Records / Alara music) and Mocke (We Are Unique records, member of Midget!, Holden, Arlt and Swann) gathered together for two days at the end of december 2013 at Imagho's studio, and recorded eleven tunes in the simplest way possible: live! Two men, two guitars, four mics, and that's it.
These eleven tunes are of Imagho's composition, written for his Guild acoustic guitar, beautifully enhanced by Mocke's lush Jazzmaster sound. (...)