BUY/STREAM: Bandcamp | Boomkat | Juno | iTunes | Spotify Cesar Urbina makes a comeback via Ideal Europa under his Cubenx alias. Three tracks form this release, making use of his texturized sound which have been a common thread throughout his past releases. Percussions are at the center this time, opting for simple, yet shifting patterns of quasi-breaks on “Bliss”, which will serve the more adventurous DJ’s by providing a solid, pulsing groove. The producer’s stamp can be heard on the lead harp melodies which bring warmer places to mind. The second title “Hercynia” evokes the ancient pan-european forest via the delivery of dry, gated percussions followed by a more spaced out, cosmic chord progression. The heavier Arabic...Read More
Last winter in Mexico, I met my friend Ana Topoleanu, who introduced me to Anikó Antalfi. We had a day at the beach, having drinks and exploring the beautiful virgin beach hidden next to Sayulita. Some of the friends brought LSD and some took. The day developed into a beautiful ritual of skin and sun worship. Aniko filmed and Ana took photographs which you can find on her websites. We thought it would make a perfect setting for a song as Drizzling, given that it is inspired in the communion of sex and psychedelics. The cascading delays found a good match with the layers of post production added by Gregory Hoepffner, of Almeeva. I'm very happy with the results and...Read More
I just created the music set up for the amazing interactive installation "Flow" by Maotik. It is showing for the Connect the Dots festival in Sheffield until this saturday 19th. The project consists on different synth patches receiving control information from a Max Msp patch. It turns this into musical interpretations of different weather states. Every element is independent, meaning for example that rain will sound different depending on the temperature or wind speed. Given the nature of the sources, the sound palette is quite wide.
The song itself is nspired by Plato's allegory of the cave as well as Paul Bowles literature. I thought that Morgan would be the perfect director for this video, I hope you like it as much as I do.
I will play my first show with Pris Wayland presenting the album Elegiac at Gaite Lyrique. Join us this thursday 17th dec. 20h. Tickets
Generative music for "Flow", an installation by Maotik.