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Defense Mechanisms

by Louis "Louison" de Mieulle

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Sven B. Schreiber (sbs) This is one of the rare occasions that I purchase a full discography, occuring only if I'm 100% determined beforehand that I'm going to buy all of those albums anyway sooner or later. So it was sooner, with a nice 25% discount. This is the earliest release of Louis de Mieulle's current triplet of albums (alas, "Stars, Plants & Bugs" isn't available on Bandcamp), and it sounds a bit different from the other two, because the compositions aren't so extensively centered around drum grooves. In a nutshell, it's a kind of instrumental fusion music that I absolutely love, with lots of odd rhythm patterns, weird and unexpected chord progressions, and clever improvisations. Favorite track: Scapegoat 2.
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Dedicated to all the scapegoats - and their tormenters.
Scapegoat 2 04:32
Dedicated to all the scapegoats - and their tormenters.
Inversion, Augmentation, Retrograde, Exchange, Superimposition, Sugar.
Skuld 06:42
Solitude 05:28


First solo album by french composer/bassist Louis de Mieulle. A unique mix of vintage electric jazz, twisted polyrhythms, and experimental song structures.

"Is there such a thing as “math-jazz”? I’ve no idea, but it will have you tapping your toe and scratching your head at one and the same time. (...) An engaging and sometimes challenging, but always entertaining listen"
(Roger Trenwith - DPRP)

"Strangely hypnotic and trance-like"
(Jon Neudorf - Sea of Tranquility)


released November 14, 2011

Louis de Mieulle: compositions, Fender Bass, some keyboards
Matt Garstka: drums
Casimir Liberski: piano, keyboards

Aaron Nevezie: recording and mixing (Bunker Studio,BK)
Allan Tucker: mastering


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Louis "Louison" de Mieulle Paris, France

Cyberprog. Retrofuture. Dadavantgarde.

Light & fun avantgarde.
Forgotten influences (Canterbury scene, early XXth classical, cheesy fusion).
Electronic music with actual musical content.

Classical music studies: grandeur of European culture.
10 years in the US: land of superior show business and decadence.
Always pushing boundaries. "The appetite grows by what it feeds on"
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