G R A N D V E Y M O N T
Heading south from Lyon in south-eastern France, an awe-inspiring massif of jagged limestone looms into view. Framed perfectly by the resplendent snow-capped Alps in the distance, the Vercors Regional Nature Park is an area of exceptional beauty.
Grand Veymont is the highest peak of the Vercors Massif from which Béatrice and Josselin take both their inspiration and name.
Natives of the Vercors and now settled nearer Lyon, the duo have been working on multiple projects for years. They are 1/3rd of Gloria (Ample Play, UK & Howling Banana, Fr), and past members of Slow Joe & The Ginger Accident, Baby B, Tara King Th, Deborah Kant and Aquaserge.
Everything is often a question of territory, the one where we are born, the one we live in, the one we leave, the one we cross, the one we see or the one we desire. Grand Veymont have been exploring these themes since 2016.
The mountain’s fertile terrain and imposing mass has impressed itself upon the imagination through what they describe as “krautrock de salon”, a hypnotic medieval soundscape born of restless musical spirits. As free as the swirling wind of the Vercors Massif and as intriguing and playful as a Marmot. Much like their ancestral landscape they cry out for exploration.
Grand Veymont are very much a product of their environment.