Nostalgia For A Forsaken Future is a 4 tracks EP marking a transition between the « solely made with guitars, effects and live-looping » paradigm to the new approach of playing and producing music I’ll start using in the next record.
Read more about Nostalgia For A Foresaken Future in this post.
From SILBER RECORDS Press Release:
“Koyl comes to Silber with five songs in five minutes, one about each finger. But are the fingers originally on one hand or are they fingers from dead men stitched together to tell tales of angst & woe? No matter, now they all are part of the one & making incredible soundscapes with a guitar & lapsteel.”
Everything was recorded with guitars, effect pedals and loopers only (No additional samples, synths or post-production other than proper mixing & mastering).
Read more about Fingerprints in this post.
Original Soundtrack of the introduction video for “Les Mondes Minuscules” (Tiny Worlds) by Paris-based artist Lucile Jaeghers (aka HalLucilogene).
WATCH THE VIDEO (directed by La Team Collective) to hear the story behind her poetic & surrealist paper-made pieces:
You’ll find more information about Lucile’s artwork in the files included with the download of the O.S.T on Bandcamp.
You can see Lucile’s latest unique pieces here:
LA TEAM COLLECTIVE can be found here:
« Modular Glitchtar Soundscapes Vol.1 » is a collection of improvised recordings made solely on lap-steel guitars (electric & Dobro), effect pedals and live-looping devices.
– Recording pieces that are a good representation of what I do when I play live. This was achieved using a strict and uncompromising mode of operation: Every tracks (except track 10) were 100% improvised and recorded in one-take. Everything on them: guitar playing, effects tweaking, live-looping and mixing, was done live. The resulting stereo tracks were shortened, then mastered. This gave no possibility of correcting mistakes or do any post-production tweaking: No safety net. This is basically a live-in-studio record.
– My other goal was to explore the possibilities of the lap steel guitar and Dobro in a new context and in styles in which they’re not usually found.
Ambient, drone and post-rock are colliding with glimpses of folk, blues and americana in tracks that feel more like journeys than traditional structured songs. Effects, preparations and advanced live-looping techniques are used to expand the voices of those instruments. Their strong personalities and the fact that every single sound, as electronic as it might seem, is originating from them makes those Modular Glitchtar Soundscapes coherent as a whole.
The lap-steel guitar DNA is still at the core of the music, but it has been updated to version 2.0.
Read THIS POST for more information about the gear used on this record and the technical side of it.
An Electronic Press Kit (including a Biography, Record Notes, Links & Hi-Res Pictures) is available here:
After 2 years without recording anything with guitars and fully immersed in electronic music and production (which taught me a lot), I’m back at it !
I’m not sure “back” is the right word since I needed a fresh take on the instrument and I’ve decided to now play lap style slide guitar and resonator guitars in particular.
It’s all most like starting back from zero, which is very exciting.. and a lot of work !
I’m also back at making improvised soundscapes solely using effects, live looping and a lapsteel. (I hope I’ll soon have the possibility to do that with a resonator guitar as well).
Here is the 1st one:
This one was made with the same setup I had in Le Principe d’Inconstance but it will evolve into something with more possibilities, something in which the line between the organic and electronic is more blurry.. And you’ll be able to witness this as I’ll release the tracks I’ll do with this setup along the way.
All of these tracks will fill up an album that will be available on Bandcamp: Modular Glitchtar Soundscapes Vol.1
I hope you’ll enjoy this 1st one.. more to come soon !
PS: I’ll let you with a picture showing the computer side of the setup: Ableton Live + DJ Techtools MidiFighter 3D & Twister controllers.
As for the other side of the setup: I’m in the process of rebulding a pedalboard. That 1st track was made with only a guitar preamp and 2 pedals. I’ll make a full presentation once it’s fully done but you can go to Instagram to get to see the new pedals before that.