NeBeLNeST are one of the most adventurous and energetic young bands to emerge on the international post-rock / avant-progressive scene in recent years. This young French band is noted for its dark symphonic rock, influenced by King Crimson, Shylock, Pink Floyd and Univers Zero / Present, laced with psychedelia and improvisation, and played with a riveting level of energy and intensity derived from the hardcore and noise scenes.
In the words of the Chicago Tribune: "these French sound sculptors chisel out large-scale instrumentals that pair up the weird sonics and improvisational bent of mid-period King Crimson with a Gong-like space fusion ambiance " They borrow bits and pieces of old school art rock and arrange them into a singular sound awash in dissonance and strangely mutated guitar/keyboard tones."
NeBeLNeST was formed in May 1997 as an instrumental quartet consisting of brothers Olivier and Gr?gory Tejedor (keyboards / bass); Cyril Malderez (guitar); and Micha?l Anselmi (drums). Three of the members - the Tejedors and Malderez -- had formerly played together in the hardcore band Chemistry, while the fourth, Anselmi, came from a background in the noise / rave band Ventrilock.