Tuesday, April 24, 2007 0 Engineers

Album: Stellardrive - ERS-2 (EP)

Programmed in 2005, Stellardrive only takes off in 2006 after the crew has been modified, shipping onboard pilots familiar with interstellar space, since some of them used to work on other spaceships such as Aside From A Day (mission planned on 2008) and Gantz which has crashed since. Therefor, the number of hours of flight is not to be counted. The five Stellardrivers [Steph /drums | Florian /guitar & clarinet | Nicolas /guitar | Sebastien / bass & machine | Jean-Charles / guitar & keyboards ] keep on discovering unexplored galactic landscapes, as beautiful as various. Please note that the vocal commands have been voluntary deactivated from the take-off to let enough space for the sound particles caught during the trip. Lead by satelites such as Explosion In The Sky, Red Sparowes and Mono, the spaceship also uses the coordonates left by supernovas such as Mogwai, The Mars Volta, King Crimson, Pink Floyd and so many others. The dark and intimate spaces let suspect huge galaxies, bringing the passengers far from the solar system for a while.

The second EP 'ERS-2' was recorded during march 2007 @ Le cube by Yann Morel, Cyril Hentzen and Sebastien Descamps, and is a great progression from the first EP, taking the huge guitar sound and epic song structure then adding big melodic hooks to their new brand of instrumental rock. (LostChildren)

02.Sagittarius A
03.Turbulences (A Nice Day To See All The Damages Done)

Thursday, April 12, 2007 0 Engineers

Band: Frech Teen Idol

French Teen Idol is an instrumental-solo prject run by the Roman artist Andrea Di Carlo.
His music offers a typical post-rock mood, from the song structure to the melodies, blended with an electronic approach based on basic beats, thick strings and vocal samples.
Sounds like: Sigur Ros, M83, God Is An Astronaut, Mogwai

Artist: French Teen Idol
Album: French Teen Idol
Label: Nishi
Year: 2005

Further confounding the frontier between electronica and post-rock, French Teen Idol weaves a fabric of intricate piano figures, impassioned sequences and intriguing samples. Meticulous harmonies and a fine sense of dynamics pervade this self-titled album.

01.Shouting Can Have Different Meanings
02.(Un)told Prejudices
03.Do You Want To Make Me Hate You?
04.Your Fault
06.Inspired By A Galaxy
07.Some Moral Content
08.Same Tempos (Changing)


Artist: French Teen Idol
Album: Enlightened False Consciousness
Label: Lost Children
Year: 2007

Enlightened False Consciousness is French Teen Idol's second release, following the 2005 self-titled debut album.

Melancholic piano patterns, dreamy atmospheres, vocal samples and striking instrumental crescendos, some of the ingredients of French Teen Idol's debut album, are sill there, enriched by the continuous search for new musical solutions, including a more classical "song-structure" approach in some tracks.

Athens-based band GardenBox and Roman artist Patrizio Piastra collaborated with French Teen Idol on track #2, "The Longest Night". Other collaborations include Fabrizio Lagani (track #3) and Olalla Rey Fernández (track #5).

01. The Following Takes Place Between 0'00'' And 57'30''
02. The Longest Night
03. Memento
04. Departure
05. The Fleeting Beauty Of A Butterfly
06. Compromise Your (He)Art
07. Ode To A Departing Friend
08. Enlightened False Consciousness.
09. Stay
10. Rebirth


For further information and a digital copy of the albums go to the official FTI site.

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