Real Name:
Phil Stumpf, Sam Rouanet, James Sindatry
canvas is the empty surface on which moods and music are carefully placed to create electronic landscapes with some jazzy roughness and an ambient touch. cutup fragmented electronic beats play against the warmth of double bass, strings and fender rhodes. canvas is the paris based french-german trio sam rouanet (fr), phil stumpf (ger) and james sindatri (fr).

canvas live setup:
sam rouanet: guitar, synths
phil stumpf: synths, machines
james sindatry: double bass drums, rhodes
jacques rouanet: rhodes
ghislain rivera: drums

„...electronically tinged Jazz, abstract, atmospheric, dreamlike, melancholic. Canvas convinces with their calm and slowness. (…) A musical vision that stands at the same level as Tortoise, Peace Orchestra, Carl Craig or the output of Warp.
In one word: beautiful !” TRAX Magazine, (August 2003)

“…Buona Modulazione is a damn great album showing the genre of electronica in a whole new light. One of the most surprising new labels of the moment.”
DE:BUG (October 2003)


Canvas Discography Tracks


73379235872 Canvas Invocation(CD, Album) Desert Tide Records 73379235872 2001 Sell This Version
NCJCD 01 Canvas Buona Modulazione(CD, Album) Nacopajaz' Records NCJCD 01 France 2003 Sell This Version
733792438521 Canvas Four Days Awake(CD, Album) Desert Tide Records 733792438521 2003 Sell This Version
805996816228 Canvas Painting The Roses(CD, Album) Desert Tide Records 805996816228 2005 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

NCJ 03 Canvas Origine J(12") Nacopajaz' Records NCJ 03 France 2002 Sell This Version
NCJ 05 Canvas Naked(12") Nacopajaz' Records NCJ 05 France 2003 Sell This Version


none Canvas Open Up(CD) Not On Label (Canvas Self-released) none New Zealand 2000 Sell This Version

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