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"I used to divide my compositions into two themes: portrait and travel. I once had this story revealed to me, it emerged naturally, was more personal, largely unconsciously autobiographical, with few exceptions, and very eclectic, just like my influences and my musical tastes. Hors Portée is the first volume. Therefore, I chose to record it exactly like it was, like me, with everything that describes me: eclectism with lavish arrangements and an extravagant production ... Designed for the 5 + 1, the album was recorded in 3 months with dream musicians, but it took 5 years to see the light after many obstacles! When I named it Hors Portée, I didn’t think that this title would be so prescient! Here is the "Highlight" version, remixed in stereo. " - Chardeau. 

Released in 2005.

Produced by Chardeau for L. Records.

Created and realized by Chardeau for 5+1.


Lyrics and music: J.J. Chardeau, except « Le cinglé des galaxies » (lyrics Michel Garnier, music J.J. Chardeau).

​Recording: Fratin (Valence, 2000), exceot « La route », « Mortelle mort » &« Introverture » (Veronica Ferraro, Dakini Studio, 2005). Mix 5+1 & stereo remixes: Veronica Ferraro (Dakini Studio, 2005), except « Home » (mastering Bruno « The Wizzard », Electromastering, 2005).



Chardeau (piano and midi keyboards)

Jerry Goodman (acoustic & electric violins)

Bernard Paganotti (bass)

Basile Leroux (guitars, sitar, ebow)

Bertrand Lajudie (keyboards)

Xavier Dessandre-Navarre (percussions)

Claude Salmieri (drums)

François Laizeau (drums)

Michel Gaucher (saxophones, flutes)

Joy Cellem, Joanna Voté, Sonia Orgerie, Virginie Kekedjan, Samir Toumi, Jean-Luc Voté, Chris el Planchier (backing vocals)


Additional musicians

Richard Aubert (arrangements & orchestra programming)

Bunny Rizzitelli (drums)

Jean-Jacques Genevard (mellotron)

Bruno Nugues (flute)

Dominic Miletti (violin, mandolin)

Jean-René Zapha (bass)

Mathieu Thave (flute)

Patrick Sheandell (irish flutes, psaltery, cromorne)


℗ & © L. Records 2005

Cover art : Kristof Laroche for Bohu Tohu

Pics : © Kristof Laroche


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