Here are the tracks, sorted in chronological order. The beautiful photo you can see above is used as a cover for the MP3 files. It’s a picture taken by my son Clément.
Don’t throw rocks at me (Ne me jetez pas de cailloux in french) became the title I gave to this set of tracks. I don’t think we can call this an album. It’s just a bunch of mp3 files. It doesn’t mean that I’m not happy with it. But for me, the word album implies a global project and studio-quality recording.
I spent an average of four hours per track. All included, composition, writing, recording, editing, etc. And that’s a number I’m pretty proud of. The composition experience I had so far involved weeks of work.
My first attempt. I used a looper and I did this in 30min. But I thought the result was fun, so here you go.
I filmed the process. Here’s a little montage.
Inspired by Lonely from Imagine Dragons.
02. Friends and Lovers
Recorded in a catastrophic way with Audacity with the computer’s microphone, placed in my kitchen, whispering to not wake the boys. I added a little Piano after. For the rest, I did everything with mouth and taping on the table.
Inspired by Friends and Lovers from Incubus.
Little tribute to Stupeflip. I did it my way. With my voice, Clément’s guitar, a pencil, my computer’s microphone and my little heart. For the first time I used Ardour (for a real multitrack).
Inspired by Stupeflip from Stupeflip and by C.R.O.U. from Stupeflip.
In front of my computer with, for only instruments, scissors (which were on my desk) and a bottle of beer. And there you go.
For the first time, I use a real microphone and my old VoiceLive pedalboard as a sound card for the recording.
Inspired by Karmacoma from Massive Attack
05. Good Riddance
This one is a little weird (more than the others I mean). I just did this to have fun. I was hoping Clément would join me (because he has a very pretty voice). But finally it didn’t happen.
As usual, I did a lot of vocal tracks and I hit the table and the guitar!
Inspired by Good Riddance from Hades OST.
06. Dancing in the dark
This one was done with a public. I think it’s my favorite of them all.
Inspired by Dancing in the dark from Imagine Dragons.
07. I’m a fucking fraud
At the request of my loved ones, I made, for the first time, an original composition.
08. This is my life
Finally, I was inspired that weekend. I made this second original composition the day after the previous one.
09. Si j’étais moi
For once, I tried to do a piece very basically. Just guitar/voice without too many tracks. I put my naked voice at the front. I think the lyrics suit it very well.
Inspired by Si j’étais moi from Zazie
10. Petit Moineau
For the first time, I mixed guitar and piano in the same track. And I recorded the piano via the VoiceLive sound card. So it sound pretty good.
Another original composition.
I wanted some hardcore vibe ! For the first time I used a sample that I did not create myself.
Also an original composition (you bet 😅)
12. عدم ضبط النفس
The kind of stuff I like to sing. I was already singing this kind of thing to Clement when he was a baby. So I had to record it, at least once.
13. What were the odds
A little bit of love…
Thank you 😘
Thank you for listening. Your feedbacks will be welcome. I’m already aware of a lot of problems (Sound quality, mixing, precision, off-key, odd and sometimes dissonant chords, etc.) Well, I just wanted to get this stuff out of my head without it getting boring. I don’t want to make money out of it. Just want to have fun 😊
06/08/2023 No one threw me rocks, so I’m going on. You want some more ? Here it is 🎧 🎵🎶 🎹