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Sales tomorrow

Posted: January 8, 2017 in Winter sales
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How to do? Go on Gilles Snowcat’s Bandcamp page and choose any release (it doesn’t matter which one). Click on it and you’ll see an option FULL DIGITAL DISCOGRAPHY:

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Click on it and here you are:

full-pay

The job’s yours now.

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.

Sales in 2 days

Posted: January 7, 2017 in Winter sales
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How to do? Go on Gilles Snowcat’s Bandcamp page and choose any release (it doesn’t matter which one). Click on it and you’ll see an option FULL DIGITAL DISCOGRAPHY:

fulldisco70pc-e

Click on it and here you are:

full-pay

The job’s yours now.

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.

Sales in 3 days

Posted: January 6, 2017 in Winter sales
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Shoppers have a tendency to get crazy, stomach full of butterflies, twice a year, in a period they call the Sales (les Soldes, if you like).

What’s left available by the early goers, who queued in front of the dealers (the most appropriate word in the case of heavy addiction) usually from 5 pm the day before the opening, is not necessary lower on value and the discount that sometimes reaches 90% off is something no one really loathes.

The thing is that now everyone expects sales on any item, not necessarily prestigious handbags, high-heels shoes and boobs-showing night dresses. Expensive cars, fine liquors and night satin-infused underground rock are in the list. There isn’t much I can do about the Rolls Royce or the Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Edition, but I think I still have some power to offer you something on the music side.

I offer you a crazy 70% off but you have to be nuts too, it’s the least I expect from my fans. I won’t allow you to buy a single here and an EP there. No, you’ve got to buy a mere total of 27 releases, the ones that are currently on Bandcamp. Think big or go home listening to music for normal people.

OK, I can hear you think out loud: “27 records? Holy shit, you think I have that amount of money on my poor credit card?”

Hey dummy, I told you it was 70% off. The 27 releases are yours for less than 30 €, got it? It was almost reaching 100 bucks and now you just pay 1/3 and it’s yours, no bullshit, no lie, just great music for your ears and everything.

“How come you’re so generous, Mr Cat?” you may mumble in disbelief.

Simply it’s not that I’m generous, it’s just that I’m fed up hearing complaints of lazy bastards who don’t want to pay too much for great music. So instead of letting them miss good stuff or stealing it, I take 9 days when I let them (and you, if you dare to enjoy the offer) buy for a third of the price. But after 17th of January, the offer disappears and once it’s gone, it’s gone.

How to do? Go on Gilles Snowcat’s Bandcamp page and choose any release (it doesn’t matter which one). Click on it and you’ll see an option FULL DIGITAL DISCOGRAPHY:

fulldisco70pc-e

Click on it and here you are:

full-pay

The job’s yours now.

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.

And then? Let the music play!

G.S.

The making-of "Electric Time" from September to December 1988

Fans have a curious mind. They’re the first to want to dig in the shit of their beloved artists. Therefore, the old Awaken tapes “Numb…”, “Phase II: Scrappy”, “Awaken III: Blurp!” and Gilles Snowcat’s solo tape “Zéro Sur Dix : Encore Raté !” are auctioned at crazy amounts that can reach the price of a small car in a flash.

Gilles Snowcat’s solo tape “Zéro Sur Dix : Encore Raté!” and Awaken's “Awaken III: Blurp!”

Gilles Snowcat’s solo tape “Zéro Sur Dix : Encore Raté !” and Awaken’s “Awaken III: Blurp!

Not that it’s bad, but most of those tapes didn’t stand the test of times physically speaking. The hiss is sometimes covering the whole music and the tape itself is sadly easy to cut itself in modern cassette players.
In a bold move, Gilles Snowcat decided to let those relics be available in a faithful mp3 copy with the whole booklet (except for “Numb…” that definitely lost its graphics). In addition, some even more intimate bits like the making-of “Electric Time” (Autumn – Winter 1988) will also make a brief appearance in your lucky ears.

The making-of "Electric Time" from September to December 1988

The making-of “Electric Time” from September to December 1988

The tapes can be listened only for members of Gilles Snowcat’s Private Club.

The sessions of Gilles Snowcat’s Nama Time brought unexpected consequences in the picture. Side effects, should we say.

Album opener “Continental Breakfast”’s bassist Axel Dumont (aka Mister Dumont) and guitarist Ian Rigillo (aka Fusian) somehow decided, for no reason that we know, to infuriate Gilles Snowcat (aka Gilles Snowcat) by covering his “Yanagigaura”, and shortening it to a radio edit, by removing two thirds of its initial substance. Some were sent to jail for lesser offenses.

Gianax, "Pass The Pill"

In the process, they shamelessly asked Snowcat to be part of it, an invitation he obviously reluctantly accepted, after much time spent more on negotiations than anything else.

The joke eventually evolved into an EP where each musician would have a song of his surgically butchered by the other two, without his consent on the final result, this goes without saying.

Fusian and Snowcat chose Mister Dumont’s “Jungle House”, while Dumont and Snowcat dismantled Fusian’s “Jungle Jazzin’” (no jungle pun intended).

Guests came around, and doctors brought some interesting results, and all this you can discover on Gianax’s main pagehttps://www.cdbaby.com/cd/gianax

Some CD copies are on the way to collectors, so be alert and come back to check the Night Cats Lounge every now and then.

Gianax, Pass The Pill, 3 songs + 3 bonus tracks, available on CD Baby.

 

Give your ego the most of pleasure time. An abundance of pleasure time. And give your Xmas tree the most wonderful of presents!

Read below to expect the unexpected.

生タイム! ♥ (front)

Shape: downloadable live LP
Released: 9th of December 2015
Length: 66:10
View artwork
Listen before buying
Buy your own copyjump here.

♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪

The orchestra:
Bass guitar: Axel “Mister Dumont” Dumont
Drum computer: Gilles Snowcat
FX: Snowcat
Guitars: Nicolas “Nicozark” Leroy, Benjamin Steegens, Ian Rigillo, Vassily Rudenko
Keyboards: Nicolas “Nicozark” Leroy, Snowcat
Organ: Gilles Snowcat
Percussion: Sébastien “bargio” Bournier
Synthesizer programming / sequencer: Gilles Snowcat
Voices: Gilles Snowcat, Antonella Corrias, Marie de Condé, Pat Lennon
Production: Gilles Snowcat, Herman Martin, Itsuo Hyûga (日向逸夫)

生タイム! ♥ (back)

 

Lady in bed (courtesy of http://www.style-proposer.com/)

Can you come sing in my bedroom?”. Oh sure she had had a *few* drinks, yet her offer was a nice icebreaker.

THE LADY LOVES LOU REED
I had just left the small stage to join the audience for a refreshing glass of anything with ice cubes, and that lady was obviously keen on hiring yours truly for an impromptu bedroom concert.

After some unsurprising banter about the alleged similarity between my voice and Lou Reed’s ‘insecure baritone’, she showed me the screen of her gadget called smartphone that just captured with a poor quality my performance given two minutes beforehand. Needless to say I was rather horrified by how an over-expensive machine can destroy the very essence of a live performance, but she didn’t seem to care whatsoever. She quickly disappeared in the crowd and I didn’t think of it anymore. I had to deal with someone else who wanted to chit-chat about how strangely my vocal cords were similar (following her) to someone named Tom Waits. That sense of déjà-vu wasn’t due to my newly opened bottle of absinthe…

A FLY ON THE WALL
The previous demoiselle came back, after having obviously ordered some complementary glasses, and before she could reiterate her request in front of my lovely girl who joined me since then, I assured her that I was thinking of releasing a live album and would be delighted to sign a CD for her when it’s released, to replace her lousy smartphone recording. Her reply surprised me:

– “I don’t like live albums. I feel I’m not part of it. I’m just a fly on the wall, ‘cause the band doesn’t sing for me. They sing for the audience who was there at that moment. A live album is just cold news for me.

THEN CAME THE LATINO ALPHA MALE
Now that was quite thought-breaking! Me the fan of live albums and bootlegs, I never considered that fact. She continued:

– “I don’t give a shit about your live album, Gilles, unless you only sing for me. I’m waiting for the live album that makes me feel it’s sung for me only.

She moaned as a Latino alpha male was approaching with eyes that could kill a T-Rex in a glimpse, and it didn’t take more than a second to understand he was the Mr Right of the drunken lady. She followed him with a sudden aura of submission and I secretly prayed that she wouldn’t mention him her idea of having me singing in her bedroom.

A LIVE ALBUM… JUST FOR YOU?
Yet, her wish of having a live record that’s been sung just for her made me brainstorm although the combination of absinthe, my baby and the late hour wouldn’t push me to.

It’s only the morning after, enjoying the strongest Vietnamese coffee in front of my old organ trying to distort a blues scale the most Snowcat-way, that the solution popped-up and blew my mind.
Instead of recording some live performances in front of an audience and sharing the result afterwards, why not recording the live shit in a totally empty space with each and every fan in mind, and offer them the album as a very personal gift?
Not only this would be a more unique way to share a precious live performance, but also, let’s be honest, it would avoid the dreadful sound, the faux-départs, the glitches and the vocal whims that are so human on a stage but so annoying on a record?

BE CAREFUL OF WHAT YOU WISH…
So in July, when you were all sunbathing in some overcrowded Spanish beach deafened by fashionable DJ’s worst tastes of music, I gathered a few bad cats and we invested a lovely place in an artistic place of Brussels, the Composers’ Studio, and one two three we recorded everything on the spot. Oh sure there’s the lot of unexpected stuff and even glitches and unrequited laughter, but isn’t it what makes a live album worth its price?
And if you really don’t like live albums, even in your cosy bedroom, well we’re included a brand new studio song that we recorded in some extra time.
 
I don’t know what happened to the drunken chick and her protective salsa dancing boyfriend, but I’d be forever grateful to her for solving my live problem obsession and my need to release a successor to the ubiquitous “Moko Moko Collection” in just a few hours. She might never know about it, but it’s now you who’ll benefit of something unique, intimate and kinky. Are you tantalized or a little scared? Be careful of what a drunken lady wishes, it might all come true. And it’ll give your ego more pleasure time.

乾杯、
Gilles Snowcat, September 2, 2015

Release in Autumn 2015 by it’s Oh! MUSIC. Keep connected for the best kept secrets about the album.

It’s official! Rumour had it that your beloved Gilles would rejoin his mates of Cinnamon Lilly for some live shows in June. It happens in Piétrain, on Saturday 20th of June and Sunday 21.

Cinnamon Lilly 2015 live

Let us remind you that the collaboration between Snowcat and Cinnamon Lilly isn’t that fresh news, since both have shared talents since 2008, leading to some songwriting, recordings, live and eventually to a huge fight that luckily didn’t stop them to reunite to celebrate the QuARTier en Fête weekend.

Cinnamon Lilly 2015

Info, access and maps here.

Listen to some of Cinnamon Lily’s power here.

 

 

 

 

We can always count on Kittyちゃん to raise a revolutionDear friends, fans, passing smiles and enemies,

I want to try something new with you.

Every now and then, we hear moaning musicians complaining about the piracy, illegal downloads of their precious creations and lecture daring fans.

However, isn’t it well-known in show biz that “It’s not a problem if 20,000 people have illegally downloaded your new album; it’s a problem if they HAVEN’T!

On the other hand, some artists naively think that everything should be for free, shared without receiving anything in return. They usually end up bitter, playing “The Final Countdown” in any cover-band they’ve just joined, hoping to revive their long-lost dream. Sad.

So why not trying something new and more creative? Do you want to experiment something fresh with me? Would you like to be part of something unique in show-biz with your favorite old Cat?

Here’s what I suggest. You will… hack my music.

“ …” (deafening silence of the crowd)

Whattt?! Hack your work, dear Snowcat?

Yes, you name it. But not exactly the way you might imagine.

Take a deep breath. Let’s go?

Firstly, I kindly but firmly invite you to enjoy “Continental Breakfast”, freshly released from a warm bed, spreading energizing fumes of hot coffee after a night to remember –I leave that one to your imagination.

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After all, my love songs after dark have the right to see the morning after…

“Continental Breakfast” is here: https://www.reverbnation.com/gillessnowcat , the first song on the list.

Listen to it. Once, twice, one million times. And if your tells you that you like it, buy it. Simply and without fuss. (click on the “$2.99” link and follow the instructions, credit card or PayPal)

As easy as 1-2-3.

Then ? Then here starts your hacker job. Give the song away to 10 of your friends or enemies or whoever you like or hate enough to think they deserve to receive the song.

Send the mp3 file and tell them about the link https://www.reverbnation.com/gillessnowcat and ask them to do the same action, with another song of course. They buy it and send to 10 of their contacts. And so on.

The goal here is to create a kind of dynamic, to spread my love songs after dark beyond their usual night bar universe. Let’s bring love to breakfast. Let’s test, experiment, try, spread and live!

Now, if for any mysterious reason you don’t feel like “Continental Breakfast” is the most appropriate to share with your inner circle, nothing prevents you to use the same tactic with any other record of mine. The choice is huge: http://gilles-snowcat.com/gilles-snowcat-shop-engl.html

I wrote you a rather long letter. I’m grateful, not only for reading till here, but also for contributing to an experience that would prove that music business is not evil. Isn’t the best collaboration between art and business made possible by creativity? I do believe.

Let me know your friends’ reactions, your deep opinion and enjoy that rare opportunity of having a breakfast in bed with Gilles Snowcat. 🙂

Take care and enjoy a meaningful & joyful life

Gilles Snowcat

雪猫ジル ~~~~ Gilles Snowcat  :  怠惰なタレント  ~~~~  ゴロゴロ・音楽家