It’s been a while since I’ve uploaded photos. Which is why there are a lot in this post. These photographs have been taken on 2 different cameras. Some of them where taken during a weekend in Brittany, France. Some where taken just around the corner from the flat where I used to live. Some are just random shots from walking around London. Other photos where taken in a campus and others on a skiing trip. All of this might be a lot,but I guess it is my gift for not being regular when it comes to blogging.
If I remember, I wrote a post a year ago or so about making music. I have never talked about my work on album covers. To be honest, I’m kind of happy about being a graphic designer, because I get to make my album covers myself and like I want. I’ve always enjoyed illustrated album covers and never really went for it. I’ve always been about very clean, photographic or vector artworks with typefaces until one day.
Sometime around December 2012 I released an EP under my Tremät Tämert alias. The EP, entitled “Wookie”, was different from what I used to do. I felt good about it because I finally managed to create a sound that I really was into. I think trap and wonky music was getting big at the with the releases of TNGHT, DJ Carnage and Baaeur. With that new sound and a new direction for me, I decided that I was going have a different kind of visual universe. Something a bit more… Weird. Less clean.
I loved that cover for a long time because I had gone away from the geometric based kind of thing that I used to do (all the time)!
Even though I was highly inspired by the producers listed before musically, one cover really inspired me visually.
DJ Carnage’s “Bang” by Niv Bavarski.
I’ll probably start posting a bit more posts about my work, even though I already said that previously. I am being seriously serious this time.
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As a French man, I had to post something about our most famous symbol (if I can call it that, because actually it is a monument): the Eiffel Tower. Today is the 126th anniversary of the beloved metal giant, designed by Alexandre Gustave Eiffel and built for the 1889 Universal Exposition in Paris. Thing is, everyone hated it at the time!
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Hi everyone! Happy new year! It’s been a while, once again. Any way, I’m back with a new Music of the week post. Since last week, I found myself reading the autobiography of the one and only Miles Davis. I’ve listened to his music before, but now that I’m actually learning about how he got into playing the trumpet and learning more about how the bebop jazz movement started, I started listening more to that sort of stuff lately. So this Music of the week could be a jazz special of my favourite jazz tracks at the moment. It is quite hard for me to set a list of my most favourite one on that, as one song is as powerful as the other. So here are the tracks, in no specific order.
MOANIN’ BY ART BLAKEY & THE JAZZ MESSENGERS
This live version is awesome! Simply because it is about 4 minutes longer than the original recording. The solos are great and you get to see what it was like back then. For some reason, since I’m a kid, I’ve always loved to look at black jazz players. Mainly because they had that very hip and sort classy look/stance while on stage.
TAKE FIVE BY THE DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET
This track here is a jazz classic! I’ve loved it since I’m a kid and even though it takes me back to my childhood, every time that I listen to it, I realise how great that tune is. Mainly because of the piano chords in the background that help the bass and support extremely well the drums and the sax! Just great! And that version has a few moments that make giggle and laugh during solo parts.
DON’T BE THAT WAY BY BENNY GOODMAN
A few weeks back, Emilie and I went to visit her family in Saint-Jean de Monts (France) to celebrate Christmas. Her dad got his brother a few jazz CD’s and this track was the one that we all enjoyed together. Either when prepping meals, playing dice games or waking up. Not only it reminds of that great time spent with them, it represents what I enjoy the most in jazz: big bands!
UNE PETITE LAITUE BY ROY ELDRIDGE
This track happened to be on the same jazz CD that my father in law gave to his brother as a gift for Christmas. Now, what I really like about that track, is that, not only the song is in French, but the song is about food. More specically about salad. Yes. The whole song is about a small lettuce. Which is fun, naive, and a great song to listen to at any time of the day.
ASCENSEUR POUR L’ECHAFAUD BY MILES DAVIS
Here is Miles Davis improvising during the record sessions of the soundtrack for Louis Balle’s movie Ascenseur pour l’echafaud. Although we only here Miles playing for a few minutes, the first time I saw that footage, I knew that I needed to learn more about him. One of my favourite musicians of all times.
What song/track/album/video did you listened to/watched most the last few weeks? Let me know what you think of that selection and if you have any suggestions, I’m all ears.
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