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:
So here we are, a bit more than a year after the release of its 1st track, the Modular Glitchtar Soundscapes Vol.1 is now fully completed and available in its entirety !
This final release includes 2 bonus tracks that are only available when you download the whole record: “The passage” (Track 11) and a slightly remastered version of “Tanger in Dreams” (Hidden and download only track) that was released by the Onyudo netlabel as part of the Sunburnt Soundscapes compilation.
In total, that’s 2h20 of improvised soundscapes made solely on Lap Steel guitar & Dobro, effect pedals & live-looping, venturing into ambient, post-rock, americana, drone, oriental music and more..
You can grab it as a pay-what-you-want download and a very limited 2xCDR edition (10 copies only).
Every purchase will help increase the quality of the next releases and will be much appreciated.
If you want to know more about the gear I used on the record and technical side of it, you can read this post.
Releasing one track per month was a long, very busy but interesting ride. I learned a lot and It shined many lights about what my music future will be: keep on blurrying the lines between guitars and electronics and try to push the envelope in this area.
Thanks to everyone who followed this adventure, listened to the music, downloaded it, shared it, posted nice comments and so on… Every one of these small gestures means a lot !
Now, I’ll be going back to my cave to work on the next chapters. Don’t go too far, I have a lot of new ideas I want to give life to. You’ll get to hear them in not too long hopefully.