lundi, décembre 21, 2009

The Harbour Symphony by Frank Pahl is a very extremely nice moving and poetic piece of music to finish the year. Hello 2010!

mercredi, décembre 09, 2009

Here is an other video I have just edited for illustrating the song "My house" (also part of the "Goto" album project on Karaoke Kalk). "My House" is probably the most sophisticated song I have ever recorded, with many different parts in it; a long and funny interruption occurs just after the song seems to have taken off. It's a song extremely close to my spirit, filled with nostalgia and deep frame depth. Sudden humour cracks can play a trick on the listener and unsettle the listening (this is what Momus calls my left-handed style). The video was shot in San Diego, California, with our friend Carolina Aboumrad as a gentle guide. I wanted to film there, because I saw a book of photographs in France about these rapidly, anarchically growing housing areas in southern California. Hope you like it!

dimanche, décembre 06, 2009

Today I edited this new video for the Goto album project. It's the opening song of the record: Traffic Jam. I started to write this song many years ago and finished it today with this video. It's a little bit strange to start a project called "Goto" with a traffic jam: if you're stuck in a traffic jam, you'll never have a chance to go to. But to Goto, you have to be smart and find hidden and dazzling shortcuts.

The world is overwhelmed with traffic jams. Traffic jams everywhere. Not only the old cars & trucks genre, but also traffic jams for water, food, healthcare, technique. Paradoxically, traffic jam is also a guarantee of variety in this world, variety coming from proliferation. It's the way nature has always managed to survive. Traffic jam is very painful, but it's also a chance to preserve the unique spectacle of diversity. So the best thing to do for a contemplative eye is to witness this marvelous spectacle and then to escape and take a free ride on a lonely road with all the good memories, and try to make something creative out of it.