Chapelier Fou released his new album Muance on October 20th on the label Ici d'ailleurs.To carry the album, a piece entitled Philemon - of course chosen for its melodic qualities and its central addictive motive but mainly because it embodies Perfectly the general content of the disc Muance - acts as the first single. We can already say that we hold there one of the future classics of the composer. The new clip of Chapelier Fou plunges us into a dreamy and fantastic graphic universe.
Chapelier Fou sort son nouvel album Muance le 20 octobre prochain sur le label Ici d'ailleurs.Pour porter l'album, un morceau intitulé Philémon - bien sûr choisi pour ses qualités mélodiques et son motif central addictif, mais surtout parce qu'il incarne parfaitement la teneur générale du disque Muance - fait office de premier single. On peut d'ailleurs d'ores et déjà affirmer que nous tenons là un des futurs classiques du compositeur.Le nouveau clip de Chapelier Fou nous plonge dans un univers graphique onirique et fantastique.
"Le morceau Philémon amorce un univers à la fois poétique, surréaliste et entêtant. Composé autour d’un motif musical de 6 notes jouées en continu, la structure mélodique du morceau semble s’étirer à l’infini. Philémon évoque un voyage dans le temps et l’espace surprenant, ponctué par des changements de rythmes, des accélérations et décélérations… pour retrouver finalement un état d’équilibre à la fin du morceau. L’atmosphère qui s’en dégage est envoutante et psychédélique."
In almost ten years, Chapelier Fou has imposed a singular signature over the maxis and albums that have found a good echo
The media and the public: 613 (2010), Invisible (2012), Deltas (2014), Kalia (2016),! (2017). To accompany all these productions, Chapelier Fou has toured around the world (Europe, Russia, China, North America).
Moreover, the music of Chapelier Fou met other artistic universes: the audiovisual, during the participation of the musician in the series Les Contes du Paris Perché; Digital art, with the interactive project:
The Metamorphoses of Mr. Kaliaimaginé with the collective of artists Lab212 and presented at the Barbican Center in London; Or contemporary art with an order from the Center Pompidou Metz to illustrate the exhibition Musicircus through six highlights, installations, performances and lives.
The previous album of Chapelier Fou, Deltas, marked a turning point in his artistic career. For the first time, he worked with other musicians - cello, viola, clarinet, guitar - to perform live. This gave him a taste for sharing, arrangements in common, and allowed him to approach his new long-format, Muance, with the desire for compositions without barrier, without limit.
Muance was realized over a long term, almost three years, with a session of one week with its musicians - alto violin, clarinet, guitar - captured in a studio in a house in the background of the Jura. Three pieces came out of this session which brought to Chapelier Fou a big bowl of fresh air in his way of making music. For the other compositions of the album, he shut himself up in his home studio, solo. A situation he obviously loves, in front of his machines and instruments, facing himself. He likes this experimental work, making music without knowing at the outset what will happen, how ideas will develop. Until it finds a resonance between the pieces, an overall balance: the album was born then, ready to face the ears of the world.
For this new long format, Chapelier Fou plays a wide variety of instruments (violin of course, his instrument fetish but also guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, synths and organ Farfisa). His compositions are also enriched with samples that he draws from old vinyls of bebop jazz, classical music or world music. This brings a certain change of scenery when Chapelier Fou borrows from his vinyls the phrasing of distant instruments: Peruvian flute, bandoura and balalaïka. With this instrument, Louis Warynski (his real name) evokes his Ukrainian roots.
CHAPELIER FOU - Tea Tea Tea (Official Video)