*please give you and me the respect to listen in silence with proper headphones, without doing anything else, so you can fully experience the music*
"La musique - c'est la représentation sonore, simultanée, du sentiment de mouvement et du mouvement du sentiment."
– Roman avec cocaïne, M. Aguéev
After years of struggling with distorted believes about myself that were subtly and surely conditioning my mind, I finally got the courage to concentrate on unleashing my creativity and not give a fuck about many things. Like a shift of focus on what really matters to me.
This album to me marks the start of a new chapter in my life, influenced by big changes such as leaving the material comfort of the place I grew up to live as a nomad, discovering my homeland with no plans at my own pace, separation from family to embrace the unknown and just go with the flow.
One day at school when I was 17, the teacher asked us to imagine ourselves at 25 or something. She didn't really left us the time to think about it by ourselves. I just said pretty much what all the others said : a wife, a job, a 5k salary. I'm turning 29 – no children but two wonderful nieces, no wife but beautiful muses, no house but a few good friends all over the world, no salary but time.
Much love and gratitude to all the listeners who spread the love worldwide for Eclectic Soul in such way I just can't realise yet.
~ breathe. feel. love. let your soul fly
released January 22, 2017
tips and tricks and piano (matino-belmont) : l'athlète
trumpets (bristol chords, yaya) : Théophile Blanchon
mastering : Josh Levontine in Bristol
movie samples and general huge inspiration : Richard Linklater
"You'll never get it, if you don't slow down my friend."
Track Name: bristol chords
"[...] you have to get away from your parents before you can move on, and really start thinking for yourself [...]" – Richard Linklater
"[...] the indoctrination of our public education, that's the biggest thing to rebel against [...]" – Richard Linklater
"what would you like to do if money were no object? how would you really enjoy spending your life?" – Alan Watts
Track Name: askiya
“La battaglia è sempre per lo stesso motivo... che si combatte...per l’amore. Quindi io credo, nelle mie canzoni, in qualsiasi canzone, di aver parlato sempre d’amore. Anche se ho parlato del cemento, del verde, così, in quel momento per me era una canzone d’amore."
– Adriano Celentano
"Patience is the key to success”
– Tigger Da Author
Track Name: sentiment de mouvement
"To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams." – Giorgio de Chirico
Track Name: walk around (think and write)
"It took me a while to figure out why I felt so different, and then one day as I was walking through the Jewish cemetery – I don't know why but it occured to me there – I realised that I had spent the last two weeks away from most of my habits. TV was in a language I didn't understand, there was nothing to buy, no advertisements anywhere. So all I've been doing was... walk around, think and write. My brain felt like it was at rest, free from the consuming frenzy. And I have to say it was almost like a natural high. I felt so peaceful inside. No strange urge to be somewhere else, to shop. Maybe it could have seem like boredom at first, but it quickly became very very soulful." – Céline, Before Sunset (Richard Linklater)