Grandchaos, aka Tcheleskov Ivanovitch, will drag you into his sonic universe to share with you the greatness of this new album entitled « Tempest », a release strongly focused on Electro / oldschool – newschool EBM modulations. Perturbed, energetic musicality, characterized by geometric drum-beats, symmetrical sequenced fluctuations, short sections of processed vocals and by rational flows of synth. Futurism and rearguard they meet in thirteen tracks prospectively advanced that will go crazy the people of alternative clubs. The formulations of the new full-length « Tempest » are reinterpretations of the classic Electronic Body Music schemes: the solo-project Grandchaos analyzes their structures, dissecting them and reassembling them through continuous experimentations, until to achieve a perfect balance between dynamic dance-sounds and pleasure of listening, touching at the same time avant-gardism and retrospective. Place you proudly this fundamental element in your collection and let it will inject all its power in your eardrums. (EKProduct communication 2017)
In 1982, Tcheleskov and Trevosky Ivanovitch moved to Brussels in the midst of the Electronic Body Music movement that took Europe by storm. The two brothers founded “IVANOVITCH DANS L.OMBRE” and spent long hours in their apartrment honing their songs with the help of synthesizers and drum machines. Their atypical sound and chaotic live shows have propelled them to that of cult status. After numerous IVANOVITCH DANS L.OMBRE tapes, 12”s and compilation appearances, which are long out-of- print nowadays, the two brothers called it quits to focus on their professional careers. In the late 90s, IVANOVITCH DANS L.OMBRE released a farewell compilation featuring remixes by fellow musicians Olivier Moreau (imminent), Cdrk (Axiome, Kirdec), Dam & Dada (Bak XIII) to name a few.
A little while later, Tcheleskov Ivanovitch decided to pursue his musical journey as a solo artist and founded GRANDCHAOS. His minimal electro sound caught the attention of Nader Moumneh, a fervent supporter of old school electro-industrial, who assembled an impressive compilation 2CD, titled “In Sedens”, featuring remixes of GRANDCHAOS tunes by the movers and shakers of the old school electro scene namely: Armageddon Dildos, Plastic Noise Experience, Trial, Serpents, Cobalt 60, Brain Leisure, Terminal State, Digital Factor, IC 434, Tyske Ludder, Sphere Lazza, K.I.F.O.T.H and many more!
The highly-praised debut album « Open Source » (2007) cemented Grandchaos place in the current Old School Electro/EBM scene. Critics described Grandchaos’ crafty sound as Intelligent Body Music and paid tribute to Tcheleskov perseverance. Soon afterwards, Tcheleskov was approached by Jacky Meurisse, the mastermind behind the legendary EBM band Signal Aout 42 to participate in SA42 live shows. Thereafter, Tcheleskov and Jacky embarked on a worldwide voyage and played to a raucous crowd in Sao Paulo, Venice, Madrid, Barcelona, Budapest, Antwerp, Sandersleben, Leipzig and Berlin.
In 2011, GRANDCHAOS got signed to the rising new Milan-based label EK Product . The sophomore album “Rumours of My Life” featuring Jacky Meurisse on several tracks has received largely positive reviews by critics and set the tone for the band’s continually evolving sound. After three years of laborious work, Tcheleskov returns with his most ambitious and accessible album yet. “We Suffer When The World Changes” perfectly combines the purest elements of 80s electro, New Beat & Techno with unprecedented efficacy and precision. The new album is a testament to ingenuity and craftsmanship It skillfully depicts Tcheleskov Ivanovitch’s unwavering determination to take his project to new heights and forge a unique signature sound.