Jean Marie LEGER alias Doctor FLAKE is a French musician and beatmaker. The famous Lavoisier 's principle "Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed" becomes with Doctor Flake "Nothing is lost, everything is to be created so let's transform!" For a dozen years, Flake has been using the audio inheritance ( the music, the cinema, the radio, poetry, the environment) to find the samples and textures which will feed an unusual creative process. This Hip Hop reasoning based on sampling has always stimulated the artist and sealed the heart of his music: a dark, referenced downtempo in the general sense of the word, an alternation of instrumentals and sung or rapped pieces.
DIVAGATIONS was composed with guitarist Yacine El Fath and is Doctor Flake's first instrumental album and his seventh studio album. These eight tracks, an even closer collaboration of Doctor Flake and Yacine, were composed between August 2016 and August 2017. Doctor Flake sent samples to Yacine who would create his own acoustic interpretation. This rich texture, the instrumental development starting point before the instruments meet a mysterious synthetic diva, will allow you to wander into the limbo of the composer's imagination.