Welp, I did it again - I released an album: it’s named *andfall, a play on the word “landfall”, and I wrote it in one week-end, for @McFunkyPants’ entry in the Ludum Dare 33 game jam.
It’s my first solo album, the previous ones were collaborations with @bigsylvain and @geckojsc. It feels a bit weird to release an album alone - there’s nobody to blame for the flaws, and nobody to praise for the good parts!
My inspirations for this album were Tycho, Jeremy Clarke (@geckojsc), Koji Kondo, Shinobu Tanaka, Klaus Badelt, John Williams, and Pink Floyd (quite the mix, I know!).
One one hand, I shouldn’t have released it - the source material is good enough to warrant spending a few more weeks (or months) expanding it, and polishing it even more.
On the other hand, though, I have too many unfinished projects, both musically and otherwise, and it feels really good to release something I’m proud of, even if I know I could’ve done better, with more time.
I’m not going to use that as an excuse (forgive me Chris), but rather, I’m just happy I could get something, anything out there - life is short, who knows what it’ll be made of.
Even though I sometimes take their advice selectively, I would like to thank some people who have shaped my musical journey:
- Sylvain Wenger (@bigsylvain)
- Jeremy Clarke (@geckojsc)
- Chris Christoudoulou (@AstronautDown)
- Christer Kaitila (@McFunkyPants)
- Reimena Ashel Yee (@reimenayee)
- Pierre Bondoerffer (@dalemon42)
- Benjamin Burnes (@ben_burnes)
- Ben Prunty (@benprunty)
Sincere thanks also to my parents for enduring piano practice when I was a kid, and to my fiancée Myriam for supporting young-adult me through countless days of composing, recording, arranging, mixing and mastering.
Enjoy the album!
*andfall is available:
- For streaming on Soundcloud, YouTube
- For purchase on Bandcamp and Loudr
- Soon on iTunes, Spotify & a few others