FINGERPRINTS: EP for Silber Records 5in5 series

I’m very pleased to introduce you to FINGERPRINTS, my new E.P, released by Silber Records as part of their 5 in 5 Series.

This series consist of 5 tracks EPs for 5 minutes of total running time. More than 40 EPs have been released so far (all available for listen on Spotify), Fingerprints is my contribution to the collection.

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Building on the idea of the hand and its 5 fingers, I wanted the tracks to be different, yet be linked and part of a whole.

To translate this musically, I decided I would only use guitars and effects as sound sources and push their use in different directions. I also wanted each track to begin with a sound from the previous one.

I started the recording with those basic concepts in mind and basicaly improvised and experimented a lot, trusting my instinct & hoping that those 5 tracks would make sense as a whole in the end.

Each track ended up representing an aspect of my guitar approach, making them “fingerprints” of my style.

There’s a polyrhythmic prepared-guitar based groove (Versus), a haunted eastern music piece (Pulling the trigger), a lush ambient/post-rock track (Flipping the bird), a heavy and scary drone (La corde au cou) and some kind of glitch IDM groove making heavy use of effects and live-looping magic tricks (Yubitsume).

This make the EP a very short but quite accurate introduction to what I do, like a DNA sample of my music.

It was a very interesting experience to work on such short tracks and to try an improvisational approach for a recording that had to have a studio mindset.

I hope you enjoy it !

Huge thanks to Brian John Mitchell for giving me the opportunity to do this !

Fingerprints is available at Silber Records and on my Bandcamp page.

You can also find it on Spotify.