Thursday, February 27, 2014

March 1st 2014 Album Release : "Snowfall"

This is a short, reflective ballad from the upcoming "Hungry Ghosts" album.
Music video shot and edited by yours truly.

Monday, February 24, 2014

March 1st 2014 Album Release : "Life on the Outside"

This is a long, epic song from the upcoming "Hungry Ghosts" album.
Electric bass by Oystermoon, Backing vocals by Miss Roxanne.
The music video uses a shorter edit.

Life on the Outside from Karim More on Vimeo.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

March 1st 2014 Album Release : "Dark Mind"

This is the closing song to my upcoming March 1st album, "Hungry Ghosts".

Sung by Miss Roxanne, with electric bass from Oystermoon.

This is the video, shot and edited by Nicolas Plaire, with a dress designed by The Couicq Factory.

Khoral - Dark Mind from Nicolas Plaire on Vimeo.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Upcoming Album : March 1st, 2014 - "Hungry Ghosts"

All right, I've got tons of projects lingering on, I've got to release them at some point.

It all begins with my electro-folk-blues album, "Hungry Ghosts" (anc. "Hollow Lands"... well I might change my mind yet again on this before it's out).

The release is March 1st 2014. It will be my first Bandcamp release.

It will feature 10 songs, ranging from indie folk ("Hungry Ghosts", "Wing Bones", "Life on the Outside", "John Fisher and the 1000 Ghost Monkeys") to dark blues ("Endgame", "The Hollow Lands", "The Flood Song", "Days of Constant Sorrow") to Nick Drake-esque spiritual ("Dark Mind", "Snowfall").

A good deal of these will be sung by Miss Roxanne. It also features contributions by Ted Laderas (cello), Adcbicycle (electric bass, bells and drums), and Oystermoon (electric bass and backing vocals).

Some of the video links above are shot as works in progress, I'll update them up until March 1st.

This is the cover project, derived from Margaret Brundage's work on Weird Tales.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Demo : Virtual String Machine Expansion Pack

I am a big user of Gforce Software's Virtual String Machine plugin, which features a collection of synth strings instruments from the 70's and 80's.
So when an expansion pack comes along, here I am.

The expansion pack adds new instruments to the plugin, some very obscure (Clef Strings? Elektronika EM25?), some pretty famous (Polymoog's Vox Humana patch heard on many classic Gary Numan records, or the Yamaha GX1, an analog beast produced to 10 units or so, notably used by Stevie Wonder on "Village Ghetto Land" and "Pastime Paradise").

Virtual String Machine isn't just a sample player, it's a fully fledged synth, with dual filters, LFO, envelope, effects.
This is a very quick improvisation on some of the new instruments.

So you can use the new instruments as samples if you bypass the synth engine.

But you can also use them as new oscillators for the synth. Some of them are smooth and silky, others are grainy and gritty, nice variety of tones.

All strings from the VSM Expansion Pack.
Drums : Korg Volca through EHX Big Muff.
Leads : Moog Little Phatty

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Snow White

Fujifilm X-Pro1 in Paris, january 2014.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Fading from Memory

Fujifilm X-Pro1 in Paris, january 2014.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Memento Mori

Fujifilm X-Pro1 in Paris, january 2014.

Sunday, February 2, 2014


Fujifilm X-Pro1 in Paris, january 2014.