Hello again :)
This time it's a full length... and it's pretty long.
Finally I think I've achieved my goal with this album.
The idea was to put everything I love in it. Could be styles, bands, chords or any specifics details, whatever...
You can see this album as a melting pot, tributing my favorites artist around the world.
Don't be surprised if you listen something familiar, it might be because I took it from someone else (or even from me haha), re-arranged, re-recorded, and then reproduced it in my own way.
That's the concept here, Imitation as a fundamental learning/writing method.
Anyway, like the previous release, this one is eclectic, even in the production ! Every tracks are different and have their own ambiances, vibes and sounds... And they still flow well together !
There are a lot of vst, but also a lot more live instruments ! Which is pretty new in my music !
Well... Thanks for listening and/or thank you for buying, ENJOY !!
To all the participants, guests and/or friends, that did a fantastic job.
Alexander Vonhof, Brandon Morris, Brendon Williams, Pierre Danel, Max Michel, Benjamin Vidal (baltringue), Igor Omodei, I sincerely hope to work again with you in the future.
Thanks to my girlfriend and family who supported me during the whole process.
Thanks to all the bands and musicians that literally let me stole their music without knowing it, they appear in every tracks in a way that I would call "my humble tribute and thanks to them".
Thanks to :
Tigran Hamasyan, Hiromi Uehara, Gilad Hekselman, Daniel Mille, Ede Wright, e.s.t
(Esbjörn Svensson Trio), Tchaïkovski, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alexandre Astier, Danny Elfman, TOE, Queen, CHON, David Maxim Micic, Plini, Ever Forthright, Devin Townsend, A Sense of Gravity, TesseracT, Chimp Spanner, Periphery, Uneven Structure, Animals as Leaders (especially Matt Garstka), Monuments, Vildhjarta, Humanity Last Breath, Meshuggah, for being what they are to me, the greatest sources of inspiration.
released September 22, 2014
Music & Lyrics by Clément Belio
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered in my bedroom between December 2013 and September 2014
Additional musicians, by apparition order :
Livre V --- Amelia Defranchi (cello), Silvio Giraldou (violin)
Imitation --- Alexander Vonhof (main vocals, lyrics on second half)
Revive --- Pierre Danel (guitar solo)
Swell and Waves --- Benjamin Vidal (main piano on first half), Amelia Defranchi (cello)
Mess --- Brandon Morris (keyboard solo)
Jumpz --- Max Michel (guitar solo)
Prémices --- Vincent Gaubarche (trumpet), Brendon Williams (guitar solo)
Keirō no Hi --- Silvio Giraldou (violin)
Live drums on « Livre V », « Au passage du Cygne », « DROP THE feather », « Keirō no Hi » and « Pt 1 Prémices » recorded by myself at "Brouss’Art Music".
Artwork by Igor Omodei (www.facebook.com/igoromodei
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