Right after acquiring brand new recording equipment items, I needed to try those out….
To focus on one thing is a problem, when there are so many buttons to play with, but nevertheless I have reached some results, which turned out to be the seeds for “Against the beat”.
The first part of the album was written during last year - Until I started to record it, I had already a bunch of songs and tracks I couldn't put out of my head.
Mostly folk-rock, my aim was a clean sound, more solid, and less experimental.
That's how "The door", "Electric", "Blame" and "Don't leave me" were born.
During this summer, I got involved in another huge project - a student movie soundtrack - which cut me off a bit from the creation process I was into... I came right back to my usual musical experiments, and compose a few more tracks (such as "War-M", "Blue Whale" or "Vivre"), to give this album a natural electronic progression, among other textures it already got.
That brings to it the grey monotony it missed, but still keeps the mood to be uplifted and ongoing.
The transition between those two periods can be effortlessly heard on the album – it goes deeper and deeper into the music, throw songs and instrumental pieces of music. “Shepherd”, a true mix I have achieved using an instrumental composition and a pure electronic movement, finalizes it.
“Against the beat” is the disc to jog with.
I'll conclude and say that this is my most "normal" album - you will certainly find it as the most "communicative" one too, which is probably true...
A last word about my collaboration with Jol'e Williams - a marvelous vocalist, whose voice on "Don't leave me" and "My house", brings the light out of the whole album.