GENRES : ELECTRONIC/ HOUSE / MINIMAL / MODERN CLASSICAL
Adrien de Maublanc & Joan Costes started their collaboration in 2005 as the creative duo Masomenos. They have been composing music, digging records, performing, drawing, designing and creating audiovisual installations among other unclassified projects.
For more than a decade, they released 50 records on their Welcome To Masomenos imprint and a special series of 4 albums for Hotel Costes. As graphic designers, they created artworks in co-branding with Ruby, Swarovski or Causses and exhibited their audiovisual art installations all over the world at The London Royal College Of Music, the Houston Day For Night Festival or Lucerne’s Lilu Light Festival.
With their studio now set up inside the newly extended Hotel Costes, they accepted in 2016 the challenge of resurrecting the Hotel’s iconic label with a new concept: Studio HC. As a result of the artistic encounter between Masomenos’ analog machines and classical / jazz musicians, 10 albums and 15 EPs of original compositions recorded at the Hotel will be released over the next years.