so the world still has yet to offer a-capellas of one of my favorite females, Kate Bush, i’m too weak to ever pull off a cover of one of her songs, and i’ve been playing The Dreaming on repeat a bit too much recently. all this led me to desperately attempt a song by looping bits of Houdini. i didn’t except it to amount to anything. added a few more snippets of other songs on the album here and there, and it eventually became this.

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tierradentro:

“The Telescope”, 1963, René Magritte.

tierradentro:

The Telescope”, 1963, René Magritte.

(via chaambler)

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r-haigh:

Actual screenshot from a documentary about Arvo Part

r-haigh:

Actual screenshot from a documentary about Arvo Part

(Source: youtu.be, via thefeedbacker)

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I MAKE SONGS ALL OF THE TIME, DON’T EVEN TRY TO STOP ME

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a remix of children of kids’ enhance your days.
with fireworks.

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(Source: eightninea)

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here’s a story

one day, out of nowhere, i was suddenly struck with vague memories of a video game i used to play a lot, with my brother, when i was about 8 years old. i could only remember it was a platform game, where your character was this bald little figure, that you could climb walls by chewing them, that you had superpowers from eating “pork roasts” and other small details. i did some research, and stumbled upon a game called “Bonk’s Adventure”, and although all the details i remembered fitted the game, it didn’t feel quite right, like that wasn’t the exact game. so i talked about this to my brother, who returned with the actual game - it’s the sequel, “Bonk’s Revenge”, or, as we had known it, “B.C Kid 2”.
i got the game and from the first image, a kid standing on the moon, watching earth being torn in two, it was like time travel, just a flow of vivid memories from back when I would play this game. every detail in it, the sounds, the textures, the music, the levels… everything sent chills down my body. i had forgotten all about this game, it’s only 12 years later, that by randomly thinking about it, I suddenly got to experience rediscovering something that had impacted me so much, after forgetting all about it.

i just had to make a song from this game.

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today, i did a remix of Ricky Eat Acid’s wonderful song from a wonderful album, “inside my house; some place i keep dreaming about”. 

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as usual, i’ve just released an album, i’m supposed to lay cool for a while, and let people get used to it, but no, the desire to make music is even stronger, and the movies are still filled with sounds that fill my head with more ideas.
it looks like i’m working on some continuation of “don’t”, a little ep for now but i can’t tell what it will become in the end. i’ve also just got my sampler, and therefore might be prioritizing figuring out a live set first, but who am i kidding, i pretty much can’t go a week without making a song.

so here’s one. it is based around the piano theme, and Joan Fontaine’s timid, whispery voice from Letter From an Unknown Man. the melody is stuck in my head, and i’ve only learnt recently that sadly, Joan Fontaine left us recently, in December, at the age of 96.

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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.

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