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:
Posted on 07/29/2017
“En(s)t(r)angled” is a track I made in collaboration with Lyz (vocals) & He_lium (modular) for the Anti f:Orm compilation volume 3 released on belgian netlabel God Hates God Records. Anti f:Orm compilation volume 3 by GodHatesGodRecords Be sure to check the whole compilation here: https://godhatesgodrecords2.bandcamp.com/album/anti-f-orm-compilation-volume-3
Posted on 06/23/2017
Lyz and I had a great time playing and spending the day at the Belgian Modular Festival on June 3rd. Many Thanks to everyone who was there this past Saturday, and especially the festival and Barlok crew for the warm welcome and dedication. This gig will go down in history as the starting point of […]
Posted on 05/18/2017
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 […]
Posted on 03/27/2017
This is « Nostalgia For A Forsaken Future » , a new record about renewal and the somewhat contradictive, happy sad feelings of finding yourself between the end of something and before the beginning of something else. In the past few months I’ve been working on new ways to play and record music in […]
Posted on 01/24/2017
FINGERPRINTS, The EP I released on Silber Records as part of their 5in5 series received a bunch a reviews since its release: Yeah I Know It Sucks said it was pretty nice but were hungry for more. Go see why they encourage you to “get your fingerprints all over it” here: https://yeahiknowitsucks.wordpress.com/2016/10/08/koyl-fingerprints/ The Sunday Experience […]
Posted on 10/02/2016
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 […]
Posted on 07/14/2016
I’m very proud to introduce you to the Koyl Kustom 8, a custom-made lap steel built for me by industrial luthier Chris Fouke. The idea behind ordering this steel came from the realization I had no proper instrument to play live. Resonator guitars are too fragile, dependant on external conditions and require extra gear. Electric […]
Posted on 06/15/2016
I’ve been interviewed by Silber Media QRD webzine as part of their “Artistic Fathers” interview series. Read the interview in QRD#76: http://tinyurl.com/QRDdadinterview (Don’t hesitate to browse through the 75 previous issues archive, there are plenty of great reads in there !) Much thanks to Brian John Mitchell of Silber Media for the opportunity !
Posted on 05/23/2016
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 […]
Posted on 03/26/2016
“Butterfly Dust” is the soundtrack I made for the introduction video of “Les Mondes Minuscules” (“Tiny Worlds”), an artwork project by Lucile Jaeghers aka HalLucilogene. This Paris-based artist breathes life back into once-world travelling postal stamps by turning them into butterflies. Using scissors, dedication and patience, she creates unique poetic and surrealist pieces which are both […]