Forward of the discharge of their debut album, Rodolphe Coster and Band have shared “Gilles Reminiscence.” Rodolphe’s band consists of Matt Jones of Male Gaze on bass, Jeff Tobias of Sunwatchers in a hallucinated a part of Saxophone, Maya Postepski for a most frenetic drums… All recorded on the legendary studio G in Brooklyn. On a transcendental and punk loop, Rodolphe’s voice expresses a poetic and heartbreaking tribute stuffed with ache, love and rage to Gilles L., a buddy of Rodolphe who tragically died in the course of the assaults in Brussels in 2016.
“Gilles L was a buddy I met throughout my artwork research in Brussels. We had been each outsiders from the south of the nation. Each of us had come to artwork late in life. He had first been a cook dinner, I had first thought that I might turn into a thinker.”
Gilles studied sound, I studied theatre, and we bought to know one another due to our respective analysis on the potential encounters between dramaturgy and sound creation. After commencement, we nearly overlooked one another. I later realized that he had met a Japanese girl and moved there to reside along with her. He was there engaged on the manufacturing of a documentary. It was a contented coincidence as a result of within the meantime I had woven hyperlinks with Japan myself touring there and collaborating with Japanese artists. The final time I met him was in Brussels although. He was passing by way of Belgium to say hello to household and associates. On March 22, 2016 he took the metro and died abruptly within the assault at Maelbeek station with 15 different individuals. I wrote the music for his spouse and daughter, and for the opposite victims. A memento music that I needed to write about Gilles, about me and about our friendship.
My intuition pushed me to dramatize the music in a rage and a punk vitality. I felt it needed to be carried by a progressive loop, with a voice bordering on trance and hip-hop. The music was actually born out of rhythm and is fueled by my love for Andrew Weatherall‘s productions, together with My Bloody Valentine’s EP GLIDER, and naturally Primal Scream’s Screamadelica. I noticed in the course of the writing work that this line might flip till it turned a trance. Whereas evoking wilderness, love and rage, I needed to feed the vitality of the music with a deep and saturated tribal accent.
For the lyrics, I used to be continuously drawn to reminiscences of pictures that got here to me from studying Georg Trakl, a poet I really like a lot. Mixing pure parts, gothic visions and creatures, my thought was to evoke the sensation of mourning and loss by way of eerie allegories and the hallucinated pictures of a bunch of youngsters sleeping within the forest and going through a mix of pleasure and concern. I additionally needed to say how genderless the depth of a friendship was: a mix of affection, longing, loss, demise and life.
Rodolphe Coster and Band
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01. Seagulls Fly On Higways
03. Dolls Their Maps
04. Gilles Reminiscence
06. My Pricey Hidden Krauty
07. Burglar Blames Shadows
Leonard Cohen mentioned that poetry is constituted of the ashes of existence, Gilles Reminiscence is an extremely highly effective piece celebrating the reminiscence of Gilles L and the glimmers of friendship.