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Batchas is the solo industrial/dark ambient project and pseudonym of french artist Robert Massé. The project was born in 1983 while Massé was studying Arts in Marseille.

Background information
Nice, France
Years active1983–present
  • Scrotum Production
  • Noise Museum
  • Monochrome Vision
  • Old Europa Cafe
  • Ectoplasma
  • Electric Transfusion
Associated acts
  • Freq63
  • Myiase
  • Myiase
  • The Mental Showdowns


Under the name Batchas, Massé has released his music on tape, vinyl, cd, minidisc and digital formats. He participated to numerous compilations.

His first tape comes out in 1985 on his own label Scrotum Production.

8 other tapes will be released in the following years between Paris and Berlin, until a CD comes out in 1993 in Switzerland.

The same year Batchas performs with Roger Rotor at the Dynamo in Zurich under the project name Myiase. They use loops, dictaphones, prepared-vinyls and heavy-electronic. A single-sided vinyl of the performance is released in collaboration with Ectoplasma Records.

1994 marks Batchas first apparition on vinyl. It is a split LP with the artist Bernd Schurer, co-founder of the swiss music label domizil.

In 1995 Batchas performs at the Musique Ultimes Festival in Nevers. A few swiss guests join him on stage with acoustic instruments, synthesizers and effects. An LP from the performance is released by Noise Museum label.

Then follows a series of live acts in Germany, France and Switzerland as well a series of releases or participations to compilations until 1999. He will then perform or participate to compilations at a very rare occasions after this date.

A CD with unreleased tracks is released in 2007 on the russian label Monochrome Vision.

In 2018, for the 35 years of Batchas, a new release made on Ciat-Lonbarde's Plumbutter was released by Liquid Sky Berlin, Ingmar Koch’s label.

Side projects[edit]

The main side-project he had with his friend Roger Rotor was called Myiase. This project was focusing on improvisation.


1985 Musique de Milieu Part 1 Tape C15
1986 Musique de Milieu Part 2 Tape C30
1987 Caractères Tape C40
1987 Musique de Milieu Part 3 Tape C40
1988 Hyioïde Tape C15
1989 Myiase Part I (C50) - Split tape Alimentation Générale / Batchas Tape C50
1989 Schizoïdie Trilogie Part 1 Tape C20
1989 Schizoïdie Trilogie Part 2 Tape C20
1989 Schizoïdie Trilogie Part 3 Tape C20
1993 Tahafut-Ul-Tahafut[1] CD
1994 Mydaüs / Shatterer of Earth[2] Split LP
1994 Myiase S/T[3] LP
1994 Cauchemard Lesung C90
1995 Engelsmarkt Music for Choreography C60
1995 Live in Nevers[4] LP
1996 Live at Xhponozon Festival (DE) MD & CD
1996 Mydèse[5] CD
1996 Live at the 2nd Musiques Ultimes Festival (FR) MD & CD
1996 The Mental Showdowns[6] LP
1996 Freq63 Genetic EP[7] EP
1997 Live at the Future Sounds Festival Rote Fabrik (CH) MD & CD
1998 Freq63 Robotique[8] CD
1998 Myiase Terrain Glissant[9] CD
1999 Myiase Moment Magnétique[10] CD
2007 Explorations 85-95Explorations 85-95</ref> CD


1996 Hyoïde[11] Etat Bruit Switzerland Scrotum Production (FR) 7"
1996 Myiase "Bruire"[12] V/A Nuclear Assault (DE) Tape C120
1996 Myiase "Myélome"[13] Bunker Archeology Noise Museum (FR) CD
1996 Oscillo[14] Macrocephalous Compost Old Europa Cafe (IT) Video
1997 Myiase "Live Pac des Ouches"[15] Kimota Fear Drop (FR) CD
1999 V/A RRR 500[16] RRR (USA) 2xLP
1999 Euphémisme[17] Verschiedene Institut Für Feinmotorik (D) CD
2001 Séchage rapide[18] Zeta [06/24] Megahertz (DE) CD


1994 Untitled Mail-Music[19] Psychic Rally (CH) C90
1995 Untitled 02-10-94[20] Psychic Rally (CH) C90
1995 Untitled Alain & Angela: Live in Kaufleuten (CH) LP

External links[edit]

Facts - Trivia[edit]

The name Batchas means „mess“ in Nissart[21], a dialect spoken in Nice where Massé is native from.


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