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:
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, oriental licks swallowed by electronics and spitted back in new forms… all sounds are coming from an instrument that is now considered traditional but was futuristic when it was invented in the 30s, and enhanced with modern electronics.
I called it « Tanger in Dreams » because it reminded me of Tanger: it’s built on both traditions and innovations, it’s a mix of the modern and the ancient.
Also, you won’t be so surprised if I tell you it was recorded after weeks of listening a lot to the « Only Lovers Left Alive » O.S.T., SQÜRL, and the records Jim Jarmusch & Jozef Van Wissem did together.
Making improv is either hit or miss and I must say I’m very happy with what came out of this one.
Listen and Download it for free here: http://onyudo.com/#!/albums/sunburnt-soundscapes
Learn more about each of the artists who contributed to this compilation here: http://onyudo.com/downloads/sunburnt-soundscapes.pdf
Thanks for listening,