Japan tour with Lulu GAINSBOURG

Last March we went to Japan with Lulu Gainsbourg to play a few gigs in Osaka and Tokyo, at the famous Billboard Live.

First time in Japan for me, and I fell in love with almost everything there...

 

 

 

My own…

Defense Mechanisms - Track Analysis: 4/ Skuld

Track name: Skuld

Composed: 2003, revised 2009

 

(Skuld, page 1)

 

The Title:

Skuld is the name of one of the three Norns. The Norns are godesses from the kingdom of Asgard. Urda, Verdandi and Skuld, respectively decide the past, present…

Defense Mechanisms - Track Analysis: 3/ Electric Cell Mutations

Track name: Electric Cells Mutations

Composed: 2010

(Electric Cell Mutations, page 1) (some annotations are missing)

 

The Title/The Music:

Some of the titles have no direct relation to the "Defense Mechanisms" concept. Let's say those tunes are just defense mechanisms

Defense Mechanisms - Track Analysis: 2/ Scapegoat 2

Track name: SCAPEGOAT 2

Composed: 2009-2011

(Above: Scapegoat 2) (some annotations are missing)

 

The Title: 

Another "Scapegoat"? I guess I like the sound of that word... Note that this track is dedicated to both scapegoats and tormenters.

 

The Music

Defense Mechanisms - Track Analysis: 1/ Scapegoat 1

Track name: SCAPEGOAT 1

Composed: 2010-2011

This is the first in a series of blog entries about each of Defense Mechanisms' nine tunes. I will talk about the titles, the compositions, and the recording process. Some of the "tricks" will…

Defense Mechanisms - THE COVER ART

DEFENSE MECHANISMS - THE COVER ART

For the cover art, I wanted to use a surrealist/visionary painting. There was no way I would put my face on the front cover (even on the back cover), I guess because 1/ I'm…

NEW ALBUM RELEASED!

I have the pleasure to announce the release of my first solo album, "Defense Mechanisms"!

Written and produced by yours truly, it's my first official recording since I moved to the US in 2008, and the first ever under my…

On tour with LULU GAINSBOURG

LULU GAINSBOURG's first tour of France, promoting his album "from Gainsbourg to Lulu" (Mercury)

 

(On stage in Saint-Lô, 12 nov 2011)


Lulu Gainsbourg's first tour ended last week. What an inspiring experience! Large venues, high-end gear and major-type promotion. We…

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