"High Tones for Winter Fashion is a collaboration CD, a match up between french and Japanese established improvisers. Xavier Charles: As a clarinettist, bassist and DIY enthusiast, Xavier Charles played with several noisy, electronica and sonic poetry activists : Frédéric Le Junter, Martin Tétreault, The Ex, Pierre Berthet, Étage 34, Axel Dörner, Jérôme Jeanmart, John Butcher, Jean Pallandre, Marc Pichelin, Cris Cutler, Martine Altenburger, Camel Zekri, Emmanuelle Pellegrini, Michel Doneda, Frédéric Blondy. Actually, his musical searches include clarinet, prepared bass and vibrating loudspeakers for a sonic universe somewhere between improved music, noisy rock and electroacoustic. Otomo Yoshihide: After 8 years spent as Ground Zero's leader, Otomo Yoshihide is now involved in various projects mixing turntables and guitar, known as DJ Tranquillizer, Filament or Microcosmos. Following the example of Erik M, Martin Tétreault or Christian Marclay (and even if he admits their influence) but also Pierre Schaeffer, Derek Bailey and the very first Hip Hop DJs, his use of turntables is such incredible that he can't be considered as a proper DJ. Alma Fury: These days, Almá Fury are sculpting a shifting soundscape of electric and electronic noise, letting fantasy guide them, as they mix varied and tangential sonic materiel. With a setup includes ; moog, voice, guitar, cassettes, samples, drum machine and percussion ; sonic experimentation and playful creativity are all-important."