Monday, February 27, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Free LP : "Uniforms of Snow"

Since the original release on label Bitkins isn't available any longer, I'm re-releasing this free instrumental album.


Or find it on Archive

"Uniforms of Snow" started out around 2007 as a tribute to early electronic music, using retro drum machines and analogue synth sounds. It gradually evolved into a full instrumental album inspired by HP Lovecraft's 1931 novel "At the mountains of madness", about a scientific expedition to Antarctica that uncovers the remains of a strange ancient culture. Now what if the novel had been put into movie around 1975, with John Carpenter providing the soundtrack? This is how it could have turned out... an all-instrumental, vintage-sounding album, with plenty of primitive beatboxes and Moog sounds, and musical inspiration ranging from Brian Eno's 70's ambient textures to Kraftwerk's synth-pop grooves.

Gear : lots of Microkorg from the early version, and Moog Little Phatty, Gforce Virtual String Machine added on the final version.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Back to Earth

A new film by Thomas Lesourd.
My music, "Albino II" from the aforementioned "Uniforms of Snow" album.

Back to Earth from Thomas lesourd on Vimeo.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Bring Back the Snow

As I mentioned some months ago, label Bitkins which has released my instrumental albums "Uniforms of Snow" and "Upon a Sleepless River" is now so totally dead.

I've re-released "Upon a Sleepless River" here.

Today, I'll go back to the "Uniforms of Snow" album, maybe do a new mastering session, and re-release it as well. It's a 1975-era electronic album, in the vein of John Carpenter's early soundtracks.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Cover du Jour : Sometime World (Wishbone Ash)

A gem from a great 1972 folk-prog album by Wishbone Ash. The original has lenghty instrumental parts but I went for a stripped-down version. Piano and Mellotron courtesy of Gforce M-Tron Pro.

Thursday, February 16, 2012


I did the music to this, using M-Tron Pro.

Tetros from Nicolas Plaire on Vimeo.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Cover du Jour : Captain Hook (John Cale)

Rework of a song I did for a compilation some years ago for the Bitkins label.
Original song by John Cale, "Sabotage" album.
This was the inspiration for my "Broken Sails" EP
Lots of Prophet 08 and Moog.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Monotribe + Doepfer + Moog

Nothing too serious, toying around with the Doepfer Dark Energy controlling the Monotribe's tempo, and some Moog bass and drone.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

New Micromoorg in Town

Here's a great mod, improving on my own.
Now the panel actually moves. Congrats to psycliq.

Sunday, February 5, 2012