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 January 7, 2016
Since the Modular Glitchar Soundscapes Vol.1 record will soon be completed and available in its entirety (including bonus tracks and a limited 2xCDR edition), I thought some of you might be interested to know more about what gear I used to record those improvisations and how I used it. So let’s start to get this […]
Posted on December 17, 2015
Hello, Here is « Lullaby », track 10 of the Modular Glitchtar Soundscapes Vol.1 ! Modular Glitchtar Soundscapes Vol.1 by ƘɸƴԼ Unlike the other tracks of the record which were improvised soundscapes, this one is an instrumental song, composed and recorded track by track: A Resonator guitar plays the chords, an electric lapsteel plays the melody, I […]
Posted on November 11, 2015
Hello, Here is « And the moon turned red », the 9th track of the Modular Glitchtar Soundscapes vol.1. Modular Glitchtar Soundscapes Vol.1 by koyl With this one, I’m exploring the more textural and ambient side of what can be done with a Lapsteel, Effect pedals & Live-Looping. The track is less melody based than the previous […]
Posted on October 2, 2015
Let me introduce you to the 8th track of the Modular Glitchtar Soundscapes Vol.1: That black feather on your hat Modular Glitchtar Soundscapes Vol.1 by koyl This new improvisation, recorded on Dobro & Voice (Yes ! The Dobro was used as a microphone here) could be described as an “Ambient Southern Gothic Americana track”… maybe… […]
Posted on August 21, 2015
This is Track 7 of the Modular Glitchtar Soundscapes Vol.1 ! It is called “Hors du Bleu“, which is a french word-for-word translation of “out of the blue” which means nothing in french… but is kind of poetic. I stole it from Luciole. This one brings me back to my post-rock/noise-rock days. Listen and download here: […]
Posted on June 20, 2015
This is « Circa 1984 », Track 06 of the Modular Glitchtar Soundscapes Vol.1, slow and deep like a Wim Wenders movie. Modular Glitchtar Soundscapes Vol.1 by koyl Recorded with an electrified Dobro on 02.15.2015. Thanks for listening.
Posted on May 5, 2015
The Sunburnt Soundscapes Compilation released by the Oakland, California-based Netlabel Onyudo is composed of 24 very eclectic tracks & artists. Track 18 is my contribution to it. It’s a new, previously unreleased and improvised soundscape made using only an electrified Dobro, effect pedals & live-looping. A drone, a gong like percussion, fuzz tones, controlled feedback, […]
Posted on April 22, 2015
Hello ! It’s my great pleasure to introduce you to my 1st soundtrack work for a movie I did in collaboration with Aen, called “LightFighter“. If you’re familiar with the guitar world, you probably already know Aen, aka YourOldPalAen, aka Supreme Commander of Dwarfcraft Devices / Devi Ever FX, two brands responsible for some of […]
Posted on March 15, 2015
Here is “Guilty Mornings“, the 5th track of the Modular Glitchtar Soundscapes Vol.1. Modular Glitchtar Soundscapes Vol.1 by koyl This one was made on electric Lapsteel and is a bit more reflective & textural than the previous tracks. It makes for a nice pause in the middle of this record (I plan to include 10 […]
Posted on February 18, 2015
Here is “Just for one day“, another live-looping improvisation recorded with the Dobro and 4th track of the Modular Glitchtar Soundcapes vol.1 album: Modular Glitchtar Soundscapes Vol.1 by koyl It was recorded on 01.21.2015. Thanks for listening and don’t hesitate to spread the word if you like it !