Monday, February 16, 2015

Work in Progress : Down the Rabbit Hole

New tune inspired by Alice in Wonderland.
I'll probably put this one on the long-mentioned, never-released, ever-changing "Up the River" album.
Gee, I've been talking about this album for 10 years now, modifying the tracklist every year.
2015 is the one, I swear!
Some songs on this album we've been playing live for the last 5 years over and over.

Backup Monkeys (Rehearsal)

Rehearsal time... working on a new arrangement for song "Backup Monkeys" (upcoming "Clockwork Cities" album).
I'm using the DSI Tempest for drums and sequences, taking advantage of the dirty, crunchy, built-in distorsion. Some Bass Station II melodies on the chorus, triggered by the Tempest.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Friday, February 6, 2015

The January 31st gig from the Folle Journée/Passions Amplifiées series.
Audio not so good, but there you go!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Passions Amplifiées - Folle Journée 2015

Our series of concerts during the classical festival Folle Journée in Nantes is over...
It's been quite a ride... 6 performances of "Boundless River", a song created out of Erik Satie's "Gymnopédie n°1", "Gnossiennes n°1" and Philip Glass's "Dead Things", with lyrics from Emily Dickinson's poems. Good crowd, especially the Cité des Congrès concert at the Hegel hall, which attracted 700 people.

Gear-wise, I've been using a pedalboard with EHX Electric Mistress, Big Muff Pi and Strymon Timeline, my DSI Tempest for drums and sequences, and a Novation Bass Station II.