Outside The Square

by Louis de Mieulle & Matt Garstka

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Sven B. Schreiber
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Sven B. Schreiber I've found this exciting album by recommendation of "Can This Even Be Called Music?", and I'm deeply grateful for this pointer, since this is some exceptional music of a kind I don't bump into every day. I already wrote about the idiosyncratic approach this pair of musicians take in my comments to the twin album "Dual", and my words apply here likewise. Matt Garstka's tricky drum patterns, frequently making use of the snare drum in a most exciting way, once again are a feast for fans of polyrhythm, and Louis de Mieulles breathtaking musical constructions around those grooves constitute a perfect complement. Favorite track: Newton's Cradle.
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Can This Even Be Called Music? The long-awaited latter half of Dual. Marvelous! ctebcm.com
Aakashdeep
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Aakashdeep The best possible sequel to Dual. Much more tonally driven, while retaining the insane rhythmic power that was in dual. Can't put it down. Favorite track: Cyborg Birth.
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1.
00:45
Cosmic Birth.
2.
Dance of the astronomical objects. Planetary ballet. 14 billion years old and going...
3.
Robot heartbeats. Man-made creature awakes. First internal conflicts. Cyborg duality.
4.
Cyborg reflects on his dual condition. Patiently tries to find balance, to resolve the math puzzle of his humanoid life.
5.
More focused and serene Borg. Conservation of momentum. Humanization.
6.
01:02
Lullaby for a Bot.
7.
At the Poincaré Discothèque, Borg tries to express his artistic self. Ultimately passing out.
8.
Symphonic visions. Memories flood back from a previous life (Dual themes). Inside the Cube.
9.
Digital nightmare. Perversion of human concepts. Robotization.
10.
At last, becoming an artist: Robocomp! Outside the Snub Cube. Entangled Nails. Lateral Thinking. Emancipation from human influence. Malfunction? Is it still a dream? The future of AI?

about

OUTSIDE THE SQUARE is the second part of the Mieulle/Garstka collaboration. The twin of DUAL (2017).
Concept EP about the inner conflicts of a cyborg with artistic tendencies.
Retrofuturistic synth prog experiment.
Crypto-classical math fusion.

"A cosmico-baroque jazz-rock duet where futuristic and meditative keyboards back breathtaking rhythms" [Lucas Biela - Clair&Obscur, ISRK, ProgArchives]

1.Intro
Cosmic Birth.

2.Celestial Harmonic Motion
Dance of the astronomical objects. Planetary ballet. 14 billion years old and going...

3.Cyborg Birth
Robot heartbeats. Man-made creature awakes. First internal conflicts. Cyborg duality.

4.Tower of Brahma
Cyborg reflects on his dual condition. Patiently tries to find balance, to resolve the math puzzle of his humanoid life.

5.Newton's Cradle
More focused and serene Borg. Conservation of momentum. Humanization.

6.Interlude
Lullaby for a Bot.

7.Poincaré Disco
At the Poincaré Discothèque, Borg tries to express his artistic self. Ultimately passing out.

8.Cyborg Dream #1: Cube Dual
Symphonic visions. Memories flood back from a previous life (Dual themes). Inside the Cube.

9.Cyborg Dream #2: Robotorment
Digital nightmare. Perversion of human concepts. Robotization.

10.Cyborg Dream #3: Outside The Square
At last, becoming an artist: Robocomp!
Outside the Snub Cube. Untangled Nails. Lateral Thinking. Emancipation from human influence. Malfunction. Is it still a dream? The future of AI?

credits

released November 9, 2018

All drum grooves and concepts developed by Matt Garstka and recorded first.
All melodies added by Louis de Mieulle afterwards. Drums edited accordingly.

Matt Garstka: Rhythmic concepts, drums
Louis de Mieulle: Melodic content, electric bass, keyboards, editing
David Potaux-Razel, Aki Ishiguro, Jussi Reijonen: Guitars

Mixed by Alex Syner
Mastered by Rich Morales at Super Fine Audio
Produced by Louis de Mieulle

Artwork: Mark Pernice "The Future of AI"

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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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