and what exactly is a dream?
(1 month ago)
two years ago, i released my second album, still images & other dreams.
i think it’s fitting then, to release today my sixth album - don’t, with twice as many songs.
25 to be exact. it’s the usual free/pay what you want. download comes with the usual dreamscape, a “booklet”, and a video. it features two wonderful people known as Julsy and George. (Pauline from The Part-time Friends)
it also contains a cover of Daniel Johnston and one of Fuck Buttons.
as always, it’s a very personal album. but this one in a more particular way. it has been a real refuge for me working on it these last few months. some songs are from last summer, but it’s since January that the album has truly taken it’s form as i’ve been, to put it very simply, severely depressed for the past few months, with a tendency to isolate myself much more, and these songs we’re as usual, an escape, as if i existed more in them than in the reality that is my life.
you might have noticed that it is strongly film related. not only in the samples/sources, but also in the themes. i’m not just using movies because they sound good, all the samples have a personal signification and/or the sounds have impacted me. as much as i’m using sounds that aren’t my own, there’s still a lot of self-reference, expressing myself through them. they contains stories, feelings, experiences…
it’s an album about not being able to escape subjectivity, not being able to experience pure objectivity, as i’m stuck in my own self and my own conscience. it’s about time and space. it’s about isolation, living in silence, cutting away from a world constantly in motion. it’s about the act of “not doing”. it’s about how language limits expression and that’s why i should stop trying to justify and describe my album so much (but it’s definitely not supposed to be “cute” or “chill”). it’s about many things, and it might seem like a random selection of songs, but they are plenty of connections between them, in their own particular ways.
it is also, obviously, an ode to all the filmmakers, and musicians, cited in this album, and those that i haven’t had the chance to sample/cover (yet) for their magic, and for making so much more sense out of life than anything else.
it is a huge relief to finally be able to release it and share these songs with you, and everybody else.