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:
ƘɸƴԼ is a textural guitarist, electronic musician, improviser and composer based in Lille, France.
With a guitar style founded on unusual playing techniques, alternate tunings, live-tweaked effect pedals and elaborated methods of live-looping, ƘɸƴԼ creates immersive, cinematic sonic multi-universes that aim for the harmony of paradoxes and the tension of the in-between.
Born of necessity to conquer some physical disabilities, this distinctive approach to the guitar has blossomed as a way to transcend the instrument, empowering him to find new possibilities for it.
More than being the foundation of a recognizable guitar sound, this hacking and line-blurrying modus operandi also fuels ƘɸƴԼ’s composition process and production style: abstract or melodic, raw and ethereal, venturing into ambient, post-rock, electronic music, industrial, post-punk or experimental, this common thread allows the music to both remain coherent and be the true expression of its maker.
In 2014, with a refreshed interest for the guitar and new perspectives on electronics, ƘɸƴԼ started to record improvised soundscapes again, but this time, with lap steel guitars and more advanced live-looping techniques.
Released at the pace of one per month, those new tracks form the now-completed “Modular Glitchtar Soundscapes Vol.1” and display a more melodic side of his sound.
Fingerprints was released in October 2016 on Silber Records as part of their 5in5 series. Following the “5 tracks in 5 minutes” rule of the series, This compact EP is an eclectic journey expanding on Koyl’s guitars + effects + live-looping formula in a more studio-oriented mindset.