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Shooting Stars Can Last

by Christophe Bailleau

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Prologue 00:23
Mère Nature 05:24
Juzz 04:13
Inia 05:19
La Lude 03:13
Miftho 02:53
66 Affairs 06:12


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L’île apparait au détour d’une nuit on y accède avec notre esprit sur les montagnes molles, nous travaillons la magie set the controls from the heart of the sun l’oiseau de feu indique le chemin labyrinthe sombre et fluide nous ne sortirons pas on ne se réveillera pas paradis tropical aux reliefs controversés on a appris, on est libre hot cold douce violence la déesse coule sur les flancs escarpés Peter et Philippe transmettent les ondes aux étoiles secrètes nous resterons sous la voûte céleste, le marquis est en rade sourires, ressacs et soubressauts melancholia I want to sleep forever It’s hard so survive in a monstruous land.

Between 2020 and 2022, Christophe Bailleau invited several sound artists/accomplices from different backgrounds and countries to contribute to electronic, hybrid, soundscape pieces...Each of them is a sonic vision of another world. These connected collaborations, aroused within the framework of the No Lockdown Art initiative launched by Transcultures (Belgium) and the European Pepinieres of Creation (France) during the coronavirus pandemic, have built this album as a traveling constellation

Chris Farrell


released October 23, 2022

Christophe Bailleau & friends
Paradise Now
Yuri Cardinal
A Limb
Célestin Bailleau
Gavin Vanaelst
Jules Nerbard
Chris Farrell

Christophe Bailleau > programming, electronics, guitar, mini sax, voice & sounds from the iOS app Playground on track #4

Paradise Now > guitar, bass, electronics, field recordings & vocals on track 2,4,5,6,11,13

Konejo > sampling on track 3
Yuri Cardinal > voice on track 7, 11+ backing vocals on track 4
A Limb > electronics on track 4, 5
Amute > guitar on track 6
BENE:LUXE > electronics and programming on track 6
PRISM > noises on track 8
Célestin Bailleau > synth improvisation on track 8
Gavin Vanaelst > electronics and programming on track 9
Jules Nerbard > programming & sounds on track 10
Chris Farrell > guitar on track 12

Conception/composition/mix > Christophe Bailleau
Executive production > Philippe Franck
Design > P. Nicolas Ledoux
Photos > Christophe Bailleau
Mastering > Norscq
With the support of Transcultures & Pépinières européennes de Création
Optical Sound OS.077 - 2022

Merci à Monique & Jean-Pierre Bailleau, Capucine, Ania Cyrson, Billy, Seb Lapin, Ludovic Soutif, Philippe Franck/Transcultures, Pépinières européennes, Optical Sound.


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Optical Sound is a hybrid and atypical, furtive and mobile structure that draws its own boundaries between experimental music and contemporary art. Long before the musicians' exodus to the more inviting regions of the visual arts - record crisis compels and insatiable thirst for novelty - Optical Sound has been working since 1997 on interdisciplinary mixing

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