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:
I’d like to give thanks to the people & media who found enough interest into “Modular Glitchtar Soundscapes Vol.1” to give it some public visibilty.
The main intention with this record was to have an accurate representation of what I do live so I can have a nice demo to get gigs. The whole point of this type of music is to be experienced in the moment while in a room full of people: This is where it truly comes to life. it’s less suited for individual or home listening, especially though the web. It asks that one give it time and attention to be fully appreciated. So it’s really heartwarming that some people believed enough in this music to give it some coverage and help spread the word.
Here’s a sample:
The final (hidden) track on the album is ‘Tanger in dreams’.
Welcome to the desert. Hear the tribal percussion, the bells and tambourines the ayahuasca psychedelic retro bleeding through the beat as though it has never left. Thick layers of distortion built up like towering sand dunes. The main slide drags the carcass to the mirage, I feel Soft Temple by Grails come to mind. Almost sitar like bends from the steel-lap against the ever expanding horizon. Mechanical rhythms sliver down disorientated against the dehydrated, oversaturated wasteland. You would be forgiven for thinking this track is an excerpt from the Mad Max: Fury Road soundtrack, it has all the necessary means to score such scenes. The conclusion of the track downs it down into a cavernous uncertainty. Sliding notes echo into the distance delayed, suppressed, attacked, erased. Venturing out into nothingness; the journey this finalé had taken us on all along. Built into a daze and taken on a trip like a vision quest for a hopeless hero Tanger in dreams finds clarity, resolve and resolution as it brings the album to a close.
I encourage you to read the whole review here: http://echoesanddust.com/2016/02/%C6%99%C9%B8%C6%B4%D5%AC-modular-glitchtar-soundscapes-vol-1/
Thanks so much to all of them !