A big thank you (Loa loa loa, Mardi Gras)

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Dear friends, enemies, fans, haters and passing smiles,

it’s with a big smile of gratitude that I let you know that “Mardi Gras Station” has reached the point of receiveing the most enthusiast comments in the shortest time since 2006’s “Cà Phê & Pizza” single! You’ve obsiously been voodoo’ed.

Snowcat and his voodoo dolls

To celebrate this and the coming of Mardi Gras on February 28th, “Mardi Gras Station” is now spreading its voodoo spells on Spotify, Google Play, iTunes, and as usual Bandcamp and of course CD Baby.

A more than chaotic live première happened on Thursday 16/02/2017 in Brussels. From left to right: Gilles (voc, kbds), Myles Simpson (drums), Pat Lennon (guitar), Bill Bayer (lead guitar), Ruslan Galkanov (trumpet), Glen Smith (guitar), Saduman Erbarut (chanting), Marie de Condé (chanting):

"Mardi Gras Station" live

A special page with your reviews is now under construction. In waiting, please refer to SynthBeat’s overview of “Mardi Gras Station” here.

乾杯、

G.S.

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LINKS:
SynthBeat: http://www.synthbeat.com/2017/02/04/gilles-snowcats-fun-and-frightening-mardi-gras-spell/
Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/album/4QM7yupbJkiolkjTtl4ukc?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album?id=Boytbx5nnfvlektkrt4z65hcfiu&pcampaignid=music_preview_share&tid=song-Tvm5lbwk5qgupr3yc5yfpi3m734&rdid=song-Tvm5lbwk5qgupr3yc5yfpi3m734&rdot=1
Bandcamp: https://gillessnowcat.bandcamp.com/album/mardi-gras-station
CD Baby: https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/gillessnowcat2
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mardi-gras-station-single/id1203661335

Born on Mardi Gras day (and new music too)

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When I visit a fellow musician’s studio, I’m sometimes surprised and scared by the strict, almost military tidiness where any trace of life seems to have been removed.
My musical environment is full of heteroclite objects that have, at first thought, no close relation to music at all. Well, I assume they have, like it or not.

One may ask (and some daring visitors do) why the hell I need a モヤっとボール on my keyboard, if an old chopstick on my sheet-music stand has really the power to make me play at a higher level and if my old Hello Kitty pick truly makes me a better guitarist. And the answer is invariably yes. Yes, a chopstick, a Kitty pick and a モヤっとボール, if they don’t necessary replace hours of practice in terms of virtuosity (something that’s stranger to me anyway), surely have the power to shake the magma of my inspiration and lead me to produce something more exciting, dangerous and slightly more outrageous than if I had been forced to create in a clean, white and neat room.

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Those rock-star’s little helpers also include the fluffy chair, the warm strong black coffee or the 70° shot of absinth, the old outdated heavy wooden synthesizer bought during my high-school days, the bass guitar strings coming directly from Ôita-city or the painting of Breughel (well, it’s a copy) facing me every time I sit.

Some rude pals come and say “Hey Snowcat, you collect so much stuff. Why don’t you collect experiences instead? Uh?

Because the stuff that I collect is an experience in itself. Amen.

I love stuff that is soaked in history, memories and obscure meanings. Practical people see it as stuff, things that waste useful space, while I see and feel it as a connection with something bigger. And I love it.

Mardi Gras

Actually, I was born on Mardi Gras day. Yes, I guess it’s (a part of) the explanation.
Objects quickly pass from the status of mere stuff to the more responsible one of gris-gris, or lucky charm. Which explains why I need them around. They connect me. They bring me luck and inspiration, since they came from strong experiences. Gris-gris, not stuff.

Yellow & Pink Voodoo Dolls

I was born on Mardi Gras day, and that very moment influenced dramatically whatever happened since that day. And mostly for the best.
I can’t explain better than in music. I asked my gris-gris to take me somewhere once again, and two songs came straight out of it.

May you live the experience as strongly as I did. Listen to the single in streaming and if you want to own it, buy it through CD Baby or Bandcamp (more expensive but the complete artwork is offered as present). And in a matter of days it will spread its evil spells on Amazon, Spotify, iTunes, Deezer and other music online supermarkets. Welcome to Mardi Gras Station!
G.S.

ps: the single features hallucinated contributions of Sébastien Bournier from Sousbock and Renato Ronchetti from Cinnamon Lilly.

LINKS:

http://cdbaby.com/cd/gillessnowcat2

https://gillessnowcat.bandcamp.com/album/mardi-gras-station

 

SheryL’s thoughts on “Nama Time!♥”

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When I humbly contribute to my Night Cats Lounge, I’m often tempted to read my followers’ own blog posts too. And I do, following what time is allowing me to read. Amongst my kind followers is a lady named SheryL, living in Japan and sharing her experiences from this country that has, as you know, the most special meaning to me.

Then on a beautiful day of November, she published a delicate, little ambiguous and very touching poem, “Autumn Affair“. It somehow reminded me of the misty romantic atmosphere of Al Stewart’s “End of the Day“, if any comparison was needed.

I became since a frequent reader of SheryL’s Thoughts, and wondered how she would react to my love songs after dark. I then asked her to review “Nama Time!♥”. And the result went ways beyond my expectations. It’s always a pleasure to hear or read impressions by someone who has a real feel for music. And she has. Please be delighted as much as I am by reading her words on my dear Nama Time!♥” album.Sheryl

G.S.

 

Sales: last day!!!!!!!!!

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Offre uniquement valable à l’achat en une fois de la discographie complète sur Bandcamp, comprenant 27 singles / EP’s / albums, soit un total de 76 chansons et 9 bonus pour un prix de 29,47€ au lieu de 98,23 (70% de ristourne). Offre valide du 9 au 17 janvier 2017 inclus on https://gillessnowcat.bandcamp.com. Les disques vendus sur Amazon, iTunes, CD Baby et magasins équivalents ne sont pas repris dans l’offre.

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Please note that this 70% discount is only valid on buying the whole Bandcamp discography at once, a total of 76 songs and 9 bonus tracks in 27 releases (singles, EP’s and albums). The price of 29,47€ instead of 98,23 only runs from 9th to 17th of January, 2017 on https://gillessnowcat.bandcamp.com. Releases on Amazon, iTunes, CD Baby and similar online shops are not included.

Offre uniquement valable à l’achat en une fois de la discographie complète sur Bandcamp, comprenant 27 singles / EP’s / albums, soit un total de 76 chansons et 9 bonus pour un prix de 29,47€ au lieu de 98,23 (70% de ristourne). Offre valide du 9 au 17 janvier 2017 inclus on https://gillessnowcat.bandcamp.com. Les disques vendus sur Amazon, iTunes, CD Baby et magasins équivalents ne sont pas repris dans l’offre.

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Offre uniquement valable à l’achat en une fois de la discographie complète sur Bandcamp, comprenant 27 singles / EP’s / albums, soit un total de 76 chansons et 9 bonus pour un prix de 29,47€ au lieu de 98,23 (70% de ristourne). Offre valide du 9 au 17 janvier 2017 inclus on https://gillessnowcat.bandcamp.com. Les disques vendus sur Amazon, iTunes, CD Baby et magasins équivalents ne sont pas repris dans l’offre.

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Offre uniquement valable à l’achat en une fois de la discographie complète sur Bandcamp, comprenant 27 singles / EP’s / albums, soit un total de 76 chansons et 9 bonus pour un prix de 29,47€ au lieu de 98,23 (70% de ristourne). Offre valide du 9 au 17 janvier 2017 inclus on https://gillessnowcat.bandcamp.com. Les disques vendus sur Amazon, iTunes, CD Baby et magasins équivalents ne sont pas repris dans l’offre.

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Please note that this 70% discount is only valid on buying the whole Bandcamp discography at once, a total of 76 songs and 9 bonus tracks in 27 releases (singles, EP’s and albums). The price of 29,47€ instead of 98,23 only runs from 9th to 17th of January, 2017 on https://gillessnowcat.bandcamp.com. Releases on Amazon, iTunes, CD Baby and similar online shops are not included.

Offre uniquement valable à l’achat en une fois de la discographie complète sur Bandcamp, comprenant 27 singles / EP’s / albums, soit un total de 76 chansons et 9 bonus pour un prix de 29,47€ au lieu de 98,23 (70% de ristourne). Offre valide du 9 au 17 janvier 2017 inclus on https://gillessnowcat.bandcamp.com. Les disques vendus sur Amazon, iTunes, CD Baby et magasins équivalents ne sont pas repris dans l’offre.

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Offre uniquement valable à l’achat en une fois de la discographie complète sur Bandcamp, comprenant 27 singles / EP’s / albums, soit un total de 76 chansons et 9 bonus pour un prix de 29,47€ au lieu de 98,23 (70% de ristourne). Offre valide du 9 au 17 janvier 2017 inclus on https://gillessnowcat.bandcamp.com. Les disques vendus sur Amazon, iTunes, CD Baby et magasins équivalents ne sont pas repris dans l’offre.