Defense Mechanisms

by Louis de Mieulle

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Sven B. Schreiber 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.
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04:32
Dedicated to all the scapegoats - and their tormenters.
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Inversion, Augmentation, Retrograde, Exchange, Superimposition, Sugar.
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06:42
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05:28

about

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)

credits

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 de Mieulle New York, New York

French composer-bassist in NYC. Solo albums: "Defense Mechanisms" in 2011 (math-jazz fusion). "Stars, Plants and Bugs" in 2015 (pot-pourri concept). "DUAL" (2017, neoclassical math rock) and "Outside The Square" (2018, retro-futuristic synth prog) in collaboration with drummer Matt Garstka.
"Side$how" (2019, cosmic jazz groove) recorded live in the studio. SID€SHOW 2 (2020, freak jazz reverie)
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