Yes, my concept album "Ebsythria" is now available ! Alongside this article, you can see pictures of the CD version, with its 21 x 15 cm booklet (21 x 59,6 cm open) and handmade pouch. As promised, the download version includes the content of the booklet (short story and illustrations) in PDF format.
Enjoy listening, and... reading as well !
June 7th, 2018
Once again, the CD version of my new album will be exclusively launched at the Imaginales festival (at the Ylsthia stand, in Epinal’s Parc du Cours), before being sold on BandCamp towards the beginning of June. “Ebsythria” is already my fourth album, but it bears a notable difference in that it is my first fully-fledged concept album. It is true that “Navigation” somewhat comes close to that description, but “Ebsythria” is more than worthy of the title, since the seventy minutes of music are accompanied by a nice 21 x 15 cm booklet (21 x 59,6 cm when open) featuring a short science-fiction story (in english and in french) I wrote and illustrated. And as if that weren’t enough, the CD and booklet are contained in a nice pouch which I have painted and assembled. I have been wanting to release something a little more elaborate for quite some time now, and I am pleased that it is finally the case !
Regarding the music itself, its immersive and futuristic character fits the story perfectly. And still, it remains as melodious as everything I have released so far.
Naturally, “Ebsythria” will also be available for download. The content of the booklet will be included as a series of files.
Best regards to all.
May 22nd, 2018
After running the Ylsthia stand there for two years in a row, I definitely feel I have my place at the Imaginales festival. And it is a truly enjoyable feeling, given what an awesome festival it is.
Once again, I am looking forward to meeting you all and sharing my music. Not only will I be selling my CDs, I will also be happy to sign them, as always. Naturally, my trusty listening devices (touch tablets and headphones) will allow you to check out any album you desire.
The Imaginales festival will take place in Epinal, from the 24th to the 27th of May 2018. Most of the events and all of the stands will be situated in the Parc du Cours.
The exact location of the Ylsthia stand will be specified on the very first day of the Imaginales. Make sure to check it on my Twitter account !
See you all very soon !
March 22nd, 2018
Happy New Year to all, best wishes for 2018 !
December 3rd, 2018
By focusing – as early as January - on recording my new album, I was not only hoping to finish it before the end of the first semester, but also preferably before the beginning of the Imaginales. The renown Epinal festival has indeed become a key event in my calendar, and hadn’t I been able to present any new work there, I would have felt like I was dropping by empty-handed.
With all the tracks that were gradually adding up, recording and mixing sessions alternated in an almost relentless succession, and the album was finally finished just in time. However, all this work wound up mingling with the preparations for the Ylsthia stand. It therefore became difficult, during a few days, to keep my various websites (including those of my label) up to date.
Which is why I am only now announcing my third album’s release, two weeks after the official date.
But all of these efforts (and adjoining interferences) paid off in the long run. Of all my albums, “Passage” is the one that sold the most during the Imaginales festival. Definitely a very pleasing start.
If you haven’t yet heard it, feel free to discover it on my BandCamp page :
May 31st, 2017
The good news has just been confirmed. My label Ylsthia will have a stand at the 2017 edition of the Imaginales festival, in Epinal. As always, it will mainly take place in the Parc du Cours, and that’s where I’ll be from May 18th to 21st, running the stand, selling my CDs and, of course, signing them.
Listening devices (tablets & headphones) will once again be available (allowing anyone to select and discover any album they choose), and I will be happy to chat about my work with anyone who wishes to know more.
See you all very soon !
The Imaginales' website is in french.
Here's the link to a video I made (in english) about the 2015 edition of the festival :
March 23, 2017
Best wishes to all for 2017 !
January 3, 2017
Yes, after many meticulous packing tests and shipping price calculations, this is it, the CD versions of my two first albums are finally available on my BandCamp page !
Any album of your choice can be signed. Just make sure to ask for it in your order, and don't forget to speficy the names that are to be mentioned.
December 11, 2016
Running the Ylsthia stand, at the 2016 Inaginales festival, was a very enjoyable and enriching experience. I therefore wrote a detailed account of my stay, complete with a nice little selection of pictures.
July 31, 2016