Cell

Real Name:
Alexandre Scheffer
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1984 saw Alex entering the world of machines. Aged 10 he received his first machine from his mother and father, respectively pianist and drummer, a Juno 106 Roland. At that time, student at the Conservatoire, he started looking at LFOs and filters. His favourite instruments remain keyboards and especially the piano, an instrument which he will get back to at 13 when entering the Jazz section at the Conservatoire of Chambéry (73).
His growing interest for machines and electronic music enticed him to listen to artists such as Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Pink Floyd, John Cage, Peter Gabriel…

Convinced that a fusion of styles is fundamental, Alex decided at 16 to look into Pop-Electro fusion. He took part in several bands as keyboard player and arranger, his main function being to mingle and mix electronic sounds into Pop-Rock atmospheres.

After his Acoustic Engineer studies, Alex definitely made a turn towards electronic music. While collaborating with different directors he got to carry out all types of orders. Original soundtracks for advertising, short films, catwalk and even contemporary dance for which he wrote more than an hour of music.
Formerly reviewer for Claviers Magazine, for which he wrote the « Hardware » trials and the « Vintage » column, he currently works as a teacher in a Sound School, training future engineers to different techniques such as sound synthesis, sound design and use of machines.

The several remix queries and collaborations with DJs turned Alex Scheffer into a many-faceted composer, able to create as much for dance-floors as for intimate or mental atmospheres…
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Albums

INDICD02 Cell - Phonic Peace album art Cell Phonic Peace(CD, Album) Indica Music INDICD02 Italy 2005 Sell This Version
sofa #003, Sofa003 Cell - Live At Glade Festival 2005 album art Cell Live At Glade Festival 2005 Sofa Manifesto, Sofa Manifesto sofa #003, Sofa003 France 2007
inre027 Cell - Live At Kumharas album art Cell Live At Kumharas Ultimae Records inre027 France 2007
MR 3082-2 Cell - Ketama Live Vol. 2 album art Cell Ketama Live Vol. 2 (Album) World Club Music MR 3082-2 Ukraine 2008 Sell This Version
inre038 Cell - Hanging Masses album art Cell Hanging Masses (Album) Ultimae Records, Ultimae Records inre038 France 2009 Sell This Version
inre098 Cell - Live In Corfu album art Cell Live In Corfu (Album) Ultimae Records inre098 France 2020 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

#282, kahvi282 Cell - Hanging Masses album art Cell Hanging Masses (EP) Kahvi Collective, Kahvi Collective #282, kahvi282 UK 2009

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kaxa

kaxa

December 2, 2017
This an eternal works of big musician. All of these albums are just brilliant.
Spartakus

Spartakus

September 23, 2012
Is this guy active anymore? I mean does he make new music or perform live still?
kashfordin

kashfordin

March 12, 2012
cell is putting out amazing work on Ultimae Records
can't wait for a new cd, hanging masses was too good.

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