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Reverse Engineering Mode - Let's start a new track (with no computer) 10

For this episode, I decided to reverse engineered one track that has been fully completed. I go back, step by step, into the creation of "Love is Like a Bomb". It all started with this guitar riff, recorded on a cassette tape...

"Love is Like a Bomb": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nirGCviFmJU

----TELEVISION LOVERS---- is now available on Bandcamp, cassette and digital:

http://www.inadramaticgesture.bandcamp.com

"Let's Start a New Track (with No Computer)" Playlist, right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32s6MoMN7sg&list=PL18OzjR14W593aTjWXApSeazFgFwNOOLm

New album -- TELEVISION LOVERS -- is OUT !

My new album, under the project name “In a Dramatic Gesture” is officially out !

Many hours have been put into this album. I’m very proud of it. I Think it’s my best work — I think it’s the closest I got to what I’m aiming for: synths and 80s flavour blending into strong melodic progressions, produced in a very lo-fi and personal way while, at the same time, making a track that could be heard clear and loud; in the end, having a sound that fits this little moniker of mine: Lo-Fi de luxe !

On cassette and digital.

Get it now — In a Dramatic Gesture’s Bandcamp RIGHT HERE

In a Dramatic Gesture's TELEVISION LOVERS (excerpts)

TELEVISION LOVERS is the official title of the new album !

Many hours have been put into this album. I’m very proud of it. I Think it’s my best work — I think it’s the closest I got to what I’m aiming for: synths and 80s flavour blending into strong melodic progressions, produced in a very lo-fi and personal way while, at the same time, making a track that could be heard clear and loud; in the end, having a sound that fits this little moniker of mine: Lo-Fi de luxe !

Pre-order opens on August 7th, 2019 - cassette and digital.

In a Dramatic Gesture’s Bandcamp RIGHT HERE

Let's Start a New Track (with No Computer) 08

Next Tuesday, August 6th, I will post the first episode of our new series about New-York:

DOWNTOWN NEW-YORK BEAT / EPISODE 01: There is no episode 01, there is only ZUUL

Link for the premiere

Then, all episodes will be post here (subsequently)

The thing is: for this video series, I ran out of music... again ! So, I filmed a new recording session. Using only the Prophet 08, the Kaossilator Pro and the Yamaha QY10, it turned out to be one productive session !

"Let's Start a New Track (with No Computer)" Playlist, right here

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I always start a new track the same way : without a computer.

In the early process, all I’m looking for is a vibe, a tone, something to build upon. That’s it. Nothing complicated, nothing fancy. Just improvising on top of some beat, laying basic chords on cassette tapes or whatever recording support I could use.

Since I’m practically producing music ALL the time, why not shoot and edit some videos ? I don’t know how many I’ll do… 3 ? 10 ? 25 ? We’ll see...

Let's start a new track - 07

Last week we were in New-York, my friend and I, and suddenly we had this CRAZY idea: let’s do a video series about it ! So we filmed, and we filmed... I LOVE New-York, I LOVE music, so, of course, it will be about music and New-York, but also food — so, music and food, and New-York — Musical history of NYC, a certain period, let’s say late 70s early 80s, and food. FOOD !

Now, I’m buried under 4 hours of video footage, and despite the fact that it is CRAZY HOT in Montreal, I’m having a blast editing it all. The problem I’m facing though is that I’m also, at the same time, finishing the new In a Dramatic Gesture album (BUSY days) and now, I’d like to use these tracks in my new video series…. So, the plan is: - Completing the album first.

- Then, sending it to duplication (cassettes)

- Completing the videos, using the new music tracks.

- Then, launching a “pre-order” kind of thing for the album,

- Because I want the first NYC video to be up and running ASAP and the cassettes won’t be ready before a couple of weeks. 

Sounds legit to me ! 

A new video series about New-York (six episodes probably) and a new album coming up ! 

Crazy, crazy summer…

NOW, about this post and this video. I need NEW music ! I don’t have enough !! SO… Let’s roll !