Ab Ovo

Real Name:
Jérôme Chassagnard & Régis Baillet
In 1991, jérôme Chassagnard and régis Baillet started their sound explorations as a unit named Ab Ovo (latin "from the egg"; in litterature, the practice of beginning a poetic narrative at the earliest possible chronological point).

The first aural experience that was produced for the public was the cd, 'panorama 94-96'. This set the scene for future ab ovo releases - such as 'strates' (1998) and 'triode' (2000). Every release is an evolution of sound - each cd has more of an electronic influence than the previous. However, this influence is skilfully mixed with noise-tunes and melodic structures.

Four years have passed since 'triode', and now the current state of the project's evolution can be heard on ant-zen's first ab ovo release: 'le temps suspendu...'.
In 2012, Ab ovo wrote the music for a documentary film, "The gatekeepers" , which was nominated for the 2013 Best Documentary Feature Oscars award.

Genre: Electronic
Style: IDM, Downtempo, Ambient, Industrial, Abstract, Glitch, Breakbeat


01 Ab Ovo - Panorama 94 - 96 album art Ab Ovo Panorama 94 - 96(CD, Album) Mehr Licht Prod 01 France 1996 Sell This Version
02 Ab Ovo - Strates album art Ab Ovo Strates(CD, Album) Mehr Licht Prod 02 France 1998 Sell This Version
Fluttering Dragon 14, Dragon 014 Ab Ovo - Triode album art Ab Ovo Triode(CD, Album) Fluttering Dragon, Fluttering Dragon Fluttering Dragon 14, Dragon 014 Poland 2001 Sell This Version
act 158 Ab Ovo - Le Temps Suspendu... album art Ab Ovo Le Temps Suspendu...(2xCD, Album) Ant-Zen act 158 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
act 176 Ab Ovo - Empreintes album art Ab Ovo Empreintes(CD, Album) Ant-Zen act 176 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
act 197 Ab Ovo - Mouvements album art Ab Ovo Mouvements(CD, Album) Ant-Zen act 197 Germany 2007 Sell This Version


MEKA 002 Ab Ovo - 1st-3 album art Ab Ovo 1st-3(CDr, Album + CDr, Album + CDr, Album + Comp, Ltd, ) MEKA MEKA 002 France 2008 Sell This Version
MEKA 006/S Ab Ovo - Metal Box album art Ab Ovo Metal Box(CDr, Album, Comp, RM + CDr, RM + Box, Ltd, Num) MEKA MEKA 006/S France 2009 Sell This Version
MEKA 006 Ab Ovo - Le Passage Du Temps album art Ab Ovo Le Passage Du Temps(CDr, Album, Comp, Ltd, RM) MEKA MEKA 006 France 2009 Sell This Version


none Ab Ovo - Untitled album art Ab Ovo Untitled(CDr) Not On Label none France 2004 Sell This Version