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:
On the 3rd of June, I’ll have the pleasure to play live at the Belgian Modular Festival in Barlok, Bruxelles.
For this occasion, I’ll be joined by Lyz on vocal for a one-of-a-kind performance.
All the details can be found here: http://www.belgianmodularfestival.be/
Here is the promo blurb which will give you an idea of what to expect:
Koyl feat. Lyz (2.0)
Koyl is an experimental electronic musician who, after years of making soundscapes with just guitars, effect and live-looping, recently turned to modular systems to expend his sonic palette and explore new ways of finding the harmony in paradoxes.
Lyz is a female singer whose voice ranges from ethereal and delicate to full-on screams or inuit-inspired throat singing. Besides being a professional vocal coach, she has been and is involved in several projects including pop songs to metal.
Together they will be performing a semi-improvised set that will blur the line between the electronic and the organic. Liz’s vocals will be live-processed, looped and mangled in the modular realm to be used as the core of the performance alongside the usual synth voices and beats.
This ghost-like, voltage controlled version of herself (a Lyz 2.0 ?) will most probably take a life of its own and act as a 3rd band member to create a cinematic journey through drone, dark ambient, industrial and post-whatever sonic flavors.
We’ll play at 20h30 in Room 3.
I hope to see some of you there ! (come say hi !)