Meeting the artist. An Interview.

A quick chat with Mathieu Lamontagne aka Arbee.

ET: What is your new album «Arborescence» about? What was your instrumental approach for the album?

A: «Arborescence» is about ideas leading to the next ones. At some point, the decisions you take regarding a certain sound, will impact the way the track progresses. So many crossroads. Some ideas and sketches for this album came a few years back, I went and recreate them.

ET: Tell us more about your work with Modular?

A: My eurorack modular journey started a few years ago. I started slowly, learning my first few modules. Then, moving forward as my interest progressed. I really like the way you can me things happen on different levels. There are always new things, new ideas to try. Even though, it is quite fun to work with no screen and make a really good patch, I’m also trying to blend it with my DAW productions. It is just so damn fun to mess with.

ET: What are your main music related influences? What makes Ambient music so interesting?

A: In my teenager years, I was really into rap, still am. Also went really deep into those Warp Records early classics (Aphex, Autechre, Boards of Canada). I guess all of those things influenced me. Always going back to some jazz classics, as well, Miles, Thelonius, Coltrane, Mingus, etc. Also listened to a lot of those ‘70s German Krautrock band, I will never get bored of those Can records.

ET: Best loved hardware vs. Best loved software? 

A: My most loved hardware was for a long time my Moog Slim Phatty. Since having a more «complete» eurorack modular synthesizer, I cannot lie, this is totally my new favorite thing to work it. It is so flexible and inspiring, always something new to dig, to try. When it comes to software, my favorites are from Madrona Labs, U-he and Sinevibes. I think I have all the products of those 3 companies. If I had to choose only one, it would be u-he zebra2. This is the synth I’ve used the most in all of those years I’ve been making music. It’s a semi-modular softsynth. It is really nice at doing all sorts of things. I know it so well so it is a nice tool for me. The Zebrify effect unit coming with it is really usefull, too.

ET: Thank you, Arbee. Cheers.

Listen to «Arborescence» on Bandcamp and Spotify.

ARBEE: Arborescence

Heute ist auf meinem Label EndTitles ein neues Album erschienen. Ich bin sehr stolz Arbee aus Kanada unterstützen zu können. Viel Spass beim Download.

Hier einpaar Infos zum Künstler: The Canadian musician Arbee (Mathieu Lamontagne) has been working on his music and sonic textures for over a decade now. During the first few years, he worked and made several shows in the electro-hiphop band Anachronicxp. Since the end of this project, he has worked with numerous labels sharing his textural works including broken melodies and sound design abilities. He has worked with numerous people including Specta Ciera, mr bios, Emmanuel Toledo and much more.

twitter.com/arbeemonkey
arbee.bandcamp.com

An Moku: LIVE IN CAIRO

Wie die Zeit vergeht. Es ist fast ein Jahr her, dass ich das wilde Cairo besuchen und erleben durfte! Diese Millionenstadt hat einen solch immensen Eindruck auf mich verübt, dass ich mich vor wenigen Monaten entscheiden habe, das Konzert des Mapping Possibilities-Festivals als CD zu veröffentlichen. Eigen finanziert und auf meinem Label EndTitles veröffentlicht.

«Back in September 2018 I have been invited to play a show at the Mapping Possibilities VI Festival in Cairo. This show took place at the Cinema Zawya and it was an anniversary show for Pro Helvetia Cairo. The idea of the Mapping Possibilities festivals is to play a live show supported by strong visuals. My Visual Artist was Mostafa El Baroody. There is no full-length video of the show. Only a few fotos by Aly Nabil. But some of the visuals by Mostafa can be seen on my webpage. Links below. So arm yourself with good headphones and while you are listening to this album just imagine crazy visuals. Have fun!»

anmoku.net/2018/09/08/mapping-possibilities-vi/
anmoku.net/2018/09/26/mapping-possibilities-vi-2/
anmoku.net/2018/11/10/mapping-possibilities-vi-3/

Eine Sache! Die CD hat einen Schönheitsfehler: Das Presswerk hat versehentlich obligatorische Pausen von wenigen Sekunden zwischen den einzelnen Stücken hinzugefügt. Das war nicht beabsichtigt. Als ich nach vier Wochen aus den Ferien zurückkam und die CD sichtete, war es leider zu spät dies zu beanstanden. Ich kann damit leben. Ich hoffe ihr auch ;-) 

Danke für euren Support! Dominik

New Release: Live in Cairo 2018

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Back in September 2018 I have been invited to play a show at the Mapping Possibilities VI festival in Cairo. This show took place at the Cinema Zawya and it was an anniversary show for Pro Helvetia Cairo. The idea of the Mapping Possibilities festivals is to play a live show supported by strong visuals. My Visual Artist was Mostafa El Baroody. So arm yourself with good headphones and while you are listening to this album just imagine crazy visuals. Some of the original works by Mostafa can be seen on my webpage.

Have fun!

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My special thanks go to Rami Abadir, Slam Shabana, Peter Fares (Pro Helvetia Cairo), Weldroid, Mostafa El Baroody, Arne Luttropp, Joel Gilardini, Helge Kaul, Niculin Barandun, Ismael, Aly Nabil, Adriano Orrù and Sara Hochuli.

More Links:

https://anmoku.net/2018/11/10/mapping-possibilities-vi-3/

https://anmoku.net/2018/09/26/mapping-possibilities-vi-2/

EndTitles.Kitchen.Lab No.1

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Chihei Hatakeyama

Chihei Hatakeyama (畠山地平) is a sound artist and musician living on the outskirts of Tokyo. Hatakeyama’s music is characteristically very slow, composed by repeatedly processing guitars, pianos, and vibraphones on a laptop. The result is a mix of droning chords and sparse single instruments rising above the mix. His music may be classified as either post-ambient experimental music or new-age music. Chihei Hatakeyama has released over 19 albums as of 2013 including a 12″ split with Vida Vojic on First Terrace Records in 2018.

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Joel Gilardini

Joel Gilardini is an experimental guitarist and sound designer, based in Zurich. Being a self-tough guitarist, and driven by the urge and the will to experiment with sounds, Joel followed a very peculiar path which lead him over a broad range of sound fields, touching different musical attitudes and genres like metal, ambient, doom, dub, and noise. By using live‐looping, improvisation and instant composition techniques, Joel creates a very unique biosphere, where these elements are constantly blended together, giving birth and shape to continuously morphing soundscapes and moods.Pre-Release-Show of his new album: Against Heatwaves
Cassette, Limited Edition of 50 units

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