Not so long ago, I told in an interview that one of my all time favorite track was La ballade de Melody Nelson from french artist Serge Gainsbourg, accompanied by Jane Birkin. Since then, the idea to make a cover started to itch me but I needed someone for the vocal duo.
— unTIL BEN (@untilben) 24 juin 2016
A few weeks ago, I had the chance to talk to Mvrie Celeste, I had just met on Soundcloud, because of our mutual interest in electronic music and science fiction. When I told her about my project, she accepted immediately.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to convince her to appear on the video but I’m sure that if you leave enough comments she will think about it (and I’ll insert her on the clip). So please, post a comment in Youtube to make her change her mind.
Here is the Youtube link : https://youtu.be/M0rTw_E-7iI
You can also check her work on her Soundcloud page : https://soundcloud.com/marie-celeste-2
— unTIL BEN (@untilben) 11 Novembre 2015
Recently, I’ve entered a cover contest and finished in 6th place.
Not too bad.
I don’t really care about the ranking because too different styles was involved, which is probably the reason why the label decided to reward 10 people.
What touched me was what they said about the cover. Check it out.
And check the video on Youtube if you haven’t already done so.
I’m a big rock fan, as such, I love the Doors.
I discovered them when the Oliver Stone movie came out (I was not born when Jim Morrisson died).
I can remember that the first music I bought was a best of tape of the Doors. I was 13.
So here is an electronic cover of the first track of that tape.
The Lebanon from Human League is a song with politically-charged lyrics which is surprising for a synthpop band.
In 2007, the lines “Before he leaves the camp he stops, He scans the world outside, And where there used to be some shops, Is where the snipers sometimes hide” were voted as the ninth-worst lyrics of all time, in an NME reader poll. Quite funny.
You can read more information about the track on its wiki page.
The choice of the cover was inspired by Rob Haskins, known to be a John Cage specialist among many other things.
Big thanks to him.
Lycéen, j’ai assisté à la fin de la grande époque des guns et il faut dire que je n’étais pas vraiment fan. Je trouvais ça trop commercial (il faut dire que c’est à cette époque que j’écoutais le plus de death métal).
Je les ai redécouverts tardivement. C’est vraiment regrettable que leur histoire se soit terminée en jus de boudin. Un vrai gachis car leur capacité d’écriture, les solos de guitare et leur image méritaient vraiment plus que 2 albums (“appetite for destruction” et le double “use your illusion”).
Sweet child o’mine est plus pop que les autres morceaux de leur premier (et meilleur?) album. La fin du titre est quand même très rock n roll (http://youtu.be/1w7OgIMMRc4). Il y a aussi ce riff de guitare sur lequel je me suis pas mal arraché les ongles en apprenant à jouer.
Voici donc ma version qui sonne très eighties, pas hard rock mais plutôt synth pop de l’époque. Sur la vidéo, j’ai un peu foiré mon doublage :).
Qu’en pensez vous?
In high school, It was the end of the great era of the guns and I must say that I was not really a fan. I found it too commercial (at this time I mostly listened to death metal). More