SighFire

Posted on 31/03/2018

This project was pretty different from what I usually do, and it was fun and instructive to work with my Parisian expatriate friends Peter Corser, a great UK saxophonist, and Hasse Poulsen, the talented Danish free-jazz guitarist. There are some great guest talent on the record, including Egyptian poet Abdullah Miniawy and French singers André Minvielle and Sanseverino. Hope you’ll like it! More info here: http://www.sighfire.com

Alain Chamfort – Le Désordre des Choses

Posted on 02/03/2018

Last year I had the immense privilege of co-producing Alain Chamfort’s upcoming record with him, “Le Désordre des Choses”. I’ve played with Alain in the past, and I love his back catalogue. Some of the most elegant and sophisticated music and lyrics of French pop music, hands down. Imagine my enthusiasm, getting to produce the next chapter in this amazing songbook! It was a fluid and inspiring process, Alain is a great keyboard payer, so we had a lot fun. He is as sharp and adventurous as ever, no slowing down in sight despite a 50 year long career.

The first two songs are now online, to great critical response. I hope the fans and the critics will like the rest of the songs as well! The writing is particularly strong on this album, so hopefully the production does justice to the songs. The album will be released in April, stay tuned!



Yamaha Reface CP

Posted on 02/03/2018

Really enjoying the Reface series! The CP model packs a Wurlitzer, two Rhodes, a Clavinet, a CP80 and a Toy Piano in a tiny yet enjoyable, and most importantly playable unit. Included are also various effects, and presets can be stored on an iPhone. It even runs on battery and has built-in speakers. Very inspiring and handy, you can work out ideas anywhere, including when work is being done on something else in the studio. Below is a video where I play around with the unit in my studio.


The French-Nordic Sessions

Posted on 13/02/2018

I’m starting a new project. Ever since I came to France 20 years ago, I’ve been frustrated to see how little interaction there is between the music scenes in Scandinavia and France. Over the next years, I’ll try to organise regular acoustic sessions bringing together artists in an intimate setting. With help from some good friends, I did a test session recently with the amazing guitarists Freddy Koella and Aske Jacoby. You can have a listen below!

If this dream is to become reality, I’ll need sponsors and grants, and the more traction I can get on my own, the better chances are of generating interest with partners. So please don’t hesitate to like, share and follow as much as you can. We’re on Facebook, WordPress and Youtube for the moment. Thanks for the help. And enjoy!


Ouï Tour 2018

Posted on 10/02/2018

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A year into the tour with Camille, and we’ll be going for a good while more, at least into the fall. Yesterday Camille won the Victoires de la Musique for tour/concert of the year! You can find the upcoming concerts above. And don’t forget to check out the concert we did at Pleyel, which is now online on the Arte website:

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TOUCHÉ

Posted on 07/12/2017

A few years ago I was contacted by a small group of people in Paris who were working on a prototype for a new type of MIDI/CV/USB controller. I went to see them and was blown away by it! It has incredible sensibility and adds a lots of expressive possibilities to old school hardware as well as to software synths. Time went by, the team worked very hard and the product came out earlier this year to great critical acclaim. This is not an easy feat, I have a lot of respect for the fact that they managed to bring something this innovative to the market.

We shot a video last year to showcase some of what the controller has to offer. This was shortly after the great Bernie Worrell passed away, so the music is basically a tribute to him and the great concepts he added to synth playing. Hope you’ll enjoy it! You can learn more by clicking here.