Many people consider being alone painful. For my part, it is pleasure. I love being with friends. I need to interact with others. We need each others to grow and learn but… Being alone is a great occasion to find peace. It is an opportunity to abandon myself to my passions. Especially these days with all of the distractions, and the amount of information seeing in a single day, I need those precious moments. I cherish being alone, by myself, and to disconnect for a moment. Then, I can go back and enjoy being with others.
Glad to be part of this great annual compilation. This year as a music maker Tecosha #64. As a bass player with Land of Nubia #33 and as a visual artist #42.
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I will not talk precisely about the personal meaning of this song. I think, saying too much would ruin the different personal interpretations people could have. The chorus was the starting point. “My heart is burning. My fingers are burning“. At that moment, I was playing intensively, falling deeply into the melody. When I finished playing, I looked at my fingers and they were all bruised from the intensity of the jam. The imagery lead to the lyrics. The song talks about the personal reasons for the sensitivity. The “why” I was playing with such intensity.
After years of silence, I decided to start writing songs again. This was the first new song I created. While playing the melody for the first time, I was thinking of my ex-band mate. A great friend of mine. I envisioning myself singing it to him. At the time, we were about 4 000 km away from each other. Even then, I felt he could hear me making new music, on my own, for the first time.
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Heed is a short and sweet word that summarizes well this long introspective project. As a title, “Introspection” sounded too serious. I didn’t want it to come across like a tormented project. This series began as most of my other projects have, by focusing on the present and letting creative energy lead the way. I had no preconceived idea, no deadline, no specific message to communicate. I simply heeded my creative instincts.
As an art director, I am always looking for useful imagery, to either tell a story or to create an atmosphere in my layouts. Photography is a great source of inspiration. I recently decided to create a bank of my own images, to share with my creative fellows, and/or anybody else looking for some textures, colours and shapes.
A series of photographs were taken following the creation of the Inner Exploration (Original Artwork). It was created in a transitional period of my life. A time of deep reflection on a professional, a personal and a spiritual level. Sometimes agitated, sometimes peaceful, the explorations are expressing thoughts and vibrations in their purest emotive forms.