Amaury Cambuzat and Olivier
Manchion plays together since 1987.
They've founded Ulan Bator in 1993 in Paris, while building
a studio recording in a disused chalkmine. The drummer Franck
Lantignac joined and they started to record in the chalkmine.
They produced the 3 first albums ("Ulan Bator s/t",
"2 Degrees", "Vegetale") together with
Les Disques du Soleil du Soleil et de l'Acier.
In 1996 also starts a long relationship with legendary "art-errorists"
Faust through a french tour (The first meeting by Zappi W.
Diermaier, Jean-Hervé Péron, Olivier Manchion
and Amaury Cambuzat has been just released as Collectif Met(z)/Faust").
Ulan Bator then performs in prestigious festivals as Les Transmusicales
de Rennes, Roskilde... and is released in Italy (starting
a long love story) by Cpi ("Polaire"and "Vegetale"
releases, plus several tours sharing stages with CSI, Marlene
Kuntz..), then signed to Sonica.
In 1999 Ulan Bator recorded its Ego:Echo (Young God Records),
produced by Michael Gira (Swans, Angels of Light...) together
with drummer Matteo Dainese. Later in 2002 was released "OK:KO"
from the Ego:Echo tours and demo sessions. Late 2001, Olivier
left,... until the summer 2005, founding in the meantime Permanent
Fatal Error (releasing "Law Speed" in 2004), performing
live with Damo Suzuki (Can) -check out for the 2003 Paris
concert released as "Hollyaris"-, recording with
French Doctors, Bias! ...
During that period Ulan Bator as Amaury Cambuzat (with Dainese
on drums, Manuel Fabbro on bass and Egle Sommacal on guitar)
recorded "Nouvel Air", mixed by Robin Guthrie (Cocteau
Twins), and then (without Sommacal) then "Rodeo Massacre"
(january'05), both released by Jestrai and performing like
200 gigs in Italy and France.
After a 4 years complete silence, Olivier and Amaury meet
by "pure chance" at a Lantignac's performance..
and started to perform again together in june 2005 while becoming
both Faust members, and invite Franck Lantignac for a special
Ulan Bator reunion (original trio) for the avantgarde-festival
(powered by Faust/Peron). Thenlater, in autumn '05, Amaury
and Olivier did with FAUST a UK tour ("... In Autumn":
a 3 cds Box + dvd by Dirter).
From there the following was quite obvious : The original
nucleo was back again together, but only for a tour entitled
"D-Struction" tour (jan/feb 2006 - Italy + Sloveny)
: Cambuzat/Manchion/Lantignac. The 2nd chapter's been Cargo
Culte, aka Ulan Bator Duo (Amaury + Olivier), touring late
spring'06. The 3rd will be a new album to be recorded late
2006 with the new drummer Alessio Gioffredi (Dilatazione).