You can now listen to Perspectives (2009) in its entirety for free on Deezer. Here’s the link: http://www.deezer.com/music/cat-s-eye/perspectives-668608?provider=website
Hot from the vault, “Paper Cup” played live on the RSR (Swiss National Radio) with Seb on drums, Jacques on bass and myself on vocals, acoustic guitar and harmonica. Followed by an interview.
Check it out here!
This is the “cool jazz” song of the album, featuring a guest appearance on alto sax. The song’s about what it feels like to be a photographer trying to catch everyday life in the streets without being noticed. Being transparent. I tend to think that you can often get more interesting photos when people are not posing. It’s called 41, because color films are processed in a C41 bath.
In the form, I wanted to use words that you can sum up in one letter. Here are the words (I’m writing them with the letters instead of the correct spelling):
“A T in a park, an A-class driving his W on a sunny day. There was a beautiful light, I had my M1 with me, C41 is always looking magnificient”.
Cool things are happening in the promo field. I’ll be on RSR La Première for an interview and a song live on Thu April 9, 19h-20h, on Radio Paradiso.
The cd has just been reviewed on Radio Fribourg, here’s the link to listen.
On the live field, we’ll open for Marissa Nadler at the Bad Bonn on tue May 12. There’ll be a fnac in-store free concert in Fribourg on Thu April 16, 18h.
Cool cool cool I’ve just discovered that “paper cup” – track one on my album – made its debut on the national swiss radio DRS3! I’ve set up a mx3 page last week (the myspace of swiss medias) and it must have been listened by these guys. Thank you very much, I’m so happy about it! Good night all!
Oh yes and the theme of my new record is the “social mirror”. That’s why it’s called Perspectives. (Not only because of Gehry’s building on the cover).
By the way the picture hasn’t been deformed, the building’s really like that. Gehry’s the architect who recently build the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao. Interesting work, but he’s not one of my favorite, though I really like what he did in Prague.
What are your favorite architects by the way? Just post your answers on the comment page if you feel like.
This is the opening track of the album Perspectives. (Listen here)
It’s funny because when I composed it, I was ready to throw it away, thinking “it’s too obvious, too simple”… And when I previewed the album for some friends, everybody asked me why the other songs are not as cool as this one. Anyway.
What is it all about? I would say that these 2 sentences in the lyrics sum it up: “Watching the constellation we would unconsciously choose. Sometimes a dream makes your feet holding on the ground”.
I’m pretty sure.
This is the first song we recorded in the studio with Sacha. First day, a morning in summer, July. I recorded my guitar/pilot vocal tracks and them we added stuff. Sacha recorded the kick and snare, I played tambourine. Then I don’t remember in which order we did it, but Sacha laid some electric/acoustic/dobro guitars (I did some acoustic as well), bass and I played my “laptop garage band” hammond organ and some Rhodes. Then the vocals.