LIVE FROM HOME since fall MMX.
CONGRATS, NOW YOU CAN WEAR A HAT.
= Collaborations!! =
>> Ongoing with the brillant and tireless Mark @TheWeightyTree
>> Available for any other project! Feel free to get in touch :)
>> Guitar & Bass & Lyrics & Singing & Screaming & Yelling & Whispering.
= WHAT is DisquePolaire? (SHAPE) =
>> Some would say it's a huge mess of partly-improvised guitar Live-Loops, filled with bits of noisy and robotic fuzz, fighting against cleaner, delayed parts. They would be right.
>> Moods and textures arising from a lonely looped guitar.
>> Self-proclaimed Lo-fi and DIY (see manifesto below)
= HOW is DisquePolaire? (TOOLS) =
>> DisquePolaire likes to be slightly under-equipped and enjoys stepping on pedals.
>> DisquePolaire now records on computer, but also did « live-recordings » from home full of pedals-stepping related noises.
>> DisquePolaire is not a huge fan of simulations and modelisations, doesn't mind raw and unfinished sound and likes to be « spontaneous » - meaning "sometimes absurdly doing loops over and over again in one session until inspiration finally kicks in, and then barely play the songs again".
= WHO and WHY is DisquePolaire? (MANIFESTO Part I&II – ca. MMXIV) =
….(oh wait, this gets a bit more serious here, more stupid-ness later)
>> D. is a guitar and now bass player who tries to express feelings and hopes and other apparently generic and overlooked emotions and traits.
>> D. is a person who also tries to deconstruct many aspects of society and to figure out how to have a life actively based on respect, happiness, freedom and equality; free from various oppressions such as carnism, gender and patriarchy, capitalism, organized religions and so on...
>> D. could be labelled (oh, look, labels!) as a left-wing animal-friendly atheist feminist.
OK, now _that_ sounds pretentious. But liberating.
>> D. is still full of contradictions but tries to learn and act from his mistakes. Each choice and action is political.
.... "We didn’t always feel this
.... We denied it like everyone else
.... It took time to make connections"
.... [ > Momentum, _Herbivore_]
But this is how emotion-driven music, the reflexions and conflicts it brings, songs from thoughtful minds filled with anger and hopes, have affected and shaped D. in reaction to numerous issues.
So music is one of many ways to address them and to (at least try to) sensibilise people.
>> This tiny manifesto could go on and on and on, as D. struggles with many socially-accepted subjects which he finds not ethical to support.
>>> Discussions and questions and reflexions that bring decisions that bring _actions_.
>> Expect more texts, politically and socially oriented lyrics-based songs (maybe) to be released around here in a close (?) future! :)
>>> Feel free to get in touch to talk about any of these things!
>>> Obviously there will still be some stupid things as well, don't worry.
= ^_^ (oh look, it's even more positive here!) =
>> Feedback is very, very much appreciated, and virtual hugs are given all the time!
>> I like vinyls! And heavy pretty/ugly music! And shiny and calm pretty music too!
>> I like cruelty-free products! And vegan things!
>> I like cute things! And stuffed animals! And surrealistic dialogues with friends!
>> ^_^ !!
= Image Credits =
>> Featuring pics of Iceland, Pyrenées, or pedals.
>> All pics taken by DisquePolaire (as he was crawling into the wild).
Most artworks are poor montage with no talent.
>> Nice hand-drawn artworks by Zebree (who was there too).