BioIt’s finally finished! Thanks to Eastern Development’s elaborate research The Exposures entire body of work is now also available to the private aficionado on vinyl or CD. Even after years of active production this criminally underrated collaboration of three immensely talented composers (M. Cretu, N. Gratin and O. Grouton, otherwise known as The Exposures) remains almost completely unknown to a wider audience. Now this is about to change!
But before we delve into this new collection, let’s return to the early days of The Exposures. Hired by one of the biggest and oldest German TV broadcasters in the late 70s our protagonists’ jobs couldn’t have been any further removed from composition, but relied on a brand new experiment by the aforementioned station: still ashamed of the blatant messages aired in so-called ad breaks the channel tried to soften this impression by alternating ads with a number of forcedly humorous short films - and our three composers were amongst the extras required for these sequences. Nevertheless, it soon transpired that their real talent lay in the production of film and TV music and they decided to form the ‘The Exposures’, a ghost writer team whose music, for the subsequent 20 years, would continue to shape the station’s image. But it should take until 2001 to save ‘The Exposures’ from complete artistic oblivion when Berlin-based sampling artist Jan Jelinek invited the threesome to participate in the preparation and production of his 2003 album 'La Nouvelle Pauverté'. In addition, they performed a number of concerts together before and after the album was released.