18 Mar 2018

Monochromie – Stained Glass

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Track List

1. Overture
2. Umbrellas
3. Radiance
4. Cirrus
5. Patterns
6. Sunrise
7. Hail
8. Comets
9. Ruins

Monochromie - Stained Glass

Wilson Trouvé, a French composer living in Belgium, has been composing and releasing a huge amount of music since 2012, the year of his debut album “Angels and Demons”. As a pianist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer, he has released at least six full-length albums and other EP on various independent labels. His albums can be generally categorised as crossroads of music genres like ambient, post-rock, experimental and modern-classical.

Originally written, composed and recorded in the late 2016, Stained glass is the fourth album from Monochromie to be released on Fluttery Records. As the 6th full-length album in the whole discography of the artist, this one somehow represents the culmination of his last 5-year research through various music genres and methods of composing and producing music.

Stained Glass talks about purity, serenity and sometimes storms as well. Life is made of changes, breaks, new starts, periods of noise or silence. Stained Glass tries to capture those moving moments, often ephemeral and beautiful, peaceful or even disturbing, colorful or dark, at night or during a sunny day. Those inspirational and emotional pictures of life always emerge from Monochromie’s music. Stained Glass is also about that light that comes across windows, suddenly enlightening our home and calling us outside for a walk. Monochromie’s music is made of light.

It took two years for Stained Glass to be finally completed with additional tracks. At the same period of time, Wilson Trouvé (Monochromie) has left the south of France to live in Brussels. Since then, he has renewed his music set-up and started a new project called “The Blooming White Orchestra”. This new music direction focuses on cinematic and neoclassical music. He is about to release his first album under the project TBWO.

In the meantime, Wilson Trouvé has been composing the seventh album under the moniker Monochromie, which will be released at the end of 2018 at the earliest. Moreover he has recently released an album of piano works called “Pigments” under his real name. If you still haven’t heard about Monochromie, let’s start today with Stained Glass which is a stunning collection of ambient and experimental tracks. Then you can explore all of Monochromie’s previous albums including his debut opus “Angels and Demons” released in 2012 on Fluttery Records.

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Release Date:  March 30, 2018
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08 Sep 2017

Monochromie – Behind Black Clouds

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Track List

1. Vertiges Part 1
2. L’envolée
3. We Are Not Afraid (Sometimes a Rainbow)
4. Fade Away
5. Distance
6. Interlude
7. Heart Beat
8. Hawks (Happiness Version)
9. Polyhymnia
10. The Lost Victory
11. Noise
12. Ethereal Lights
13. Vertiges Part 2

Monochromie - Behind Black Clouds

Monochromie is a musical project of Wilson Trouvé. His music is emerging from many melting spots on borders of ambient, noise and post-rock; thus every song created is a pure original with the resonance of a particular atmosphere. Dark or luminous, hot or cold, wind or earth - attentive ear will detect them all. Sigur Ros, Pan American, Explosions in the Sky, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Thee Silver Mt Zion, Brian Eno, Ryuichi Sakamoto & Alva Noto or Frederic Chopin, Erik Satie and the sonatas or impromptus of Franz Schubert are among the many influences of the artist.

In 2012, he released his debut "Angels And Demons" on Fluttery Records and received the most flattering reviews. A year later, his second release "Enlighten Yourself While You Sleep" clearly contrasted with his previous piece, what only proved artists skilfulness and versatility. Between the first album releases and his latest piece, which we are going to present to you shortly, Wilson was not neglecting his career and self-released two EP, "Winter" in 2014 and "Brussel-Zuid" in 2015.

Today, he is coming with his brand new album "Behind Black Clouds". Who could introduce his art better than the composer himself?

"After a full year of composition, I am excited to finally present my fourth album: Behind Black Clouds. Like in the past, the process was erratic. Some tracks I could start and complete within a single day. Other took me weeks, even months, to come maturity. I try to keep the ear on the ground of my emotions, my mood and feelings. The time has to be right." says Wilson.

Album's core instrument is a piano. Even though most of his album was composed in his studio in Marseille, the piano types varies according to a place Wilson was in. Piano recordings together with samples taken from the street and with melodies, basic music editing effects and other instruments like metallophone or melodica created wonderful music carrying the right expression achieved through balance in artist's creative process.

Wilson further says: "Of course, the visual artist that I am influences the way I perceive and use sound. I literally view it as a palpable texture, one that can be sculpted, modeled, blended and bended in various forms. This also reflects on the way my music tells specific stories. It is no different than clay, dust, paper, colors, paint or inks. Eventually, I want the music that I create to become a collection of paintings, series of shots and screens made of all the many layers that I patiently add along months of creation. Until the balance becomes right. I feel they become landscapes, clouds, shades and lights."

Monochromie invites atmospheric electronic music fans to blissful listening session one more time.

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Release Date:  April 24, 2015
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05 Sep 2017

Monochromie – Enlighten Yourself While You Sleep

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Track List

1 - A Cold Sunset
2 - Broken Beauties
3 - Ashes and Sparks
4 - Birds Never Die
5 - Hymn
6 - Silence is Anger
7 - Day and Night Of a Scarecrow
8 - Fireworks
9 - Insomnia

Monochromie - Enlighten Yourself While You Sleep

Monochromie is back with “Enlighten Yourself While You Sleep”, a new nine-track album in the ambient/electronica/post-rock genre and the new album will surprise many listeners.

After his quiet and peaceful debut album “Angels and Demons”, the new album shines bright. As the album cover suggests, sounds emerge from an electric heaven or flash through stormy skies. The post-rock tone is accentuated with the addition of ethereal melodies played on guitars, while loud and saturated noises that transports the listener into an increasingly wild, intense and deep elsewhere.

Fluttery Records is very happy to release the second album of this gifted artist and we believe that the people who enjoyed his debut album will also enjoy this album and find new musical tastes with the new songs like Fireworks, Day and night of a scarecrow, Silence is Anger.

REVIEWS

THIS IS NOT A SCENE / Tomas Mathie

“Inventive … noisy … with a focus on melody, “Enlighten Yourself While You Sleep” by Monochromie is a delight to listen to from start to finish.Folks like “Fennesz” come to mind when I listen closely. Monochromie‘s use of electronics and noise is comparable to his work … especially the seminal “Venice”. That said, at times the balance of noise and melody shift in power … with tracks “Birds Never Die” being, at times, more noise than melody … but, that said, the melody is always there … waiting to be heard … and when it is heard, it is gorgeous. There is a strong post-rock influence … with guitars playing a large part on this release. Take the opening track – “a cold sunset” – for example, it’s is pure delight. Dissonant, in places … but stunning nonetheless. The use of glockenspiel is simply inspired especially in contrast with the guitars … it defines the song with a simple counter-melody that cuts through the noise and emphasises the main melody … a guitar-led wall-of-sound. Monochromie have made this effort and shown their talent … creating a release that inspires and delights in equal measure … an album that is almost euphoric in nature with tracks like “Silence is Anger” and “Day and Night of a Scarecrow” really lifting the listener in the most delightful of ways. I thoroughly enjoyed this release and would recommend it to folks who like their post-rock heavily seasoned with noise and melody … or indeed their noise infused with post-rock driven melody.

A CLOSER LISTEN / Richard Allen

Enlighten Yourself While You Sleep might be considered Monochromie‘s post-rock/drone album, while Colors in the Dark might be considered his ambient/modern composition album, but the former is not too harsh and the latter is not too light. The membrane is thin and porous; each album reaches to the other with the intention of breaking through. By the very end, their hands finally meet, fingertip to fingertip, a short stretch from a clasp. Enlighten Yourself While You Sleep is dominated by crackle and reverberated guitar, but other sounds swim happily in the mix: glockenspiel emerges as early as the first track, while electronic bells wait until the second. These bright tones are like synapses firing while the body rests, a subliminal teaching tape playing in the background. An ambient album lies in the sediment as these elements swim above; listen carefully, and you’ll find it. By “Birds Never Die”, the crackle has grown into a drone: thick, dark, immersive. As Trouvé’s piano plays, the stark beauty of the ivories is intentionally obscured. “Day and Night of a Scarecrow” develops a drum beat midway, leading to a coalescence of drones. Will the clouds ever lift? ”Insomnia” suggests they will, as a looped choir levitates above the fray. Happy children have come out to play. Quieter and quieter the pieces go, until the end descends to sleep. Light static and sampled choir lead us back to the dark side of the sun.

ECHOES AND DUST / Daniela Patrizi

If you find yourself looking for some ambient / post-rock music infused with beautiful and sublime soundscapes, Monochromie has the right solution for you. Enlighten Yourself While You Sleep is the title and it’s going to be the one of the best 45-minute album you can experience. Monochromie is the musical side of the visual artist Wilson Trouvé from Marseille who already delighted fans of this kind of music with his quiet and peaceful debut album Angels and Demons. Enlighten Yourself While You Sleep opens with ‘A Cold Sunset’, a title that sounds strange since it puts together two opposite ideas, the sunset and the cold. I’ve always imagined the sunset as something warm! This track will introduce to your houses a new aura of celestial properties: the atmosphere in it is both tense and reserved, as if deep emotions are being forcibly held back. ‘Broken Beauties’ is an example of pure beauty. Listening to this song you’ll feel like floating. I tried to imagine a suitable video for this music and I came up with slow-motion images of sand blowing off the tops of dunes. With this kind of visual music you’ll get the sense of shapes shifting and forms moving. If Enlighten Yourself While You Sleep is your first contact with Monochromie I strongly recommend you to dive into this album but don’t omit his past Angels and Demons to discover this musical world. But if you are already a fan of Wilson Trouvé I’m sure you’ll find another soundtrack to your day.

BEACH SLOTH

Classical influences continue to inform each one of these pieces. Piano tends to be the most commonly used instrument. Drones help bring these pieces into warmer pasture. Oftentimes though the static and music works together to heighten the sense of discovery. ‘Broken Beauties’ begins with a busted piano sample. With each repetition the sample appears to break down further and further until only a shimmer remains of its original self. Static floats above this breaking spirit. On ‘Ashes and Sparks’ the static helps to make the song feel closer. The beginning is far away but with additional layers of static and noise it feels accessible. Additional layers have the added purpose of creating a warped sense of rhythm. Noise elements bounce off each other. ‘Birds Never Die’ pits a piano against a large slab of distorted noise. After the piano emerges victorious it seems like a particularly sweet victory. ‘Silence is Anger’ presents the noise as a classical element. Through its restrained use the static works like a sort of noise orchestra with a great sense of depth. Towards the end of the album things mellow out, like on the calm ‘Day and Night Of a Scarecrow’ which includes the static only at the very end. ‘Insomnia’ finishes the album off with a beautiful choir. Monochromie shows how the digital and the organic can exist as one.

CLOWN MAGAZINE

Monochromie is the creative vehicle for artist Wilson Trouvé, and this release Enlighten Yourself While You Sleep is the second album by Monochromie. We’ll start with the first track A Cold Sunset that introduces a distorted sound that goes well with the theme of a frosty cold start to the day. As the chimes progress through the track it lightens-up the atmosphere and you can imagine the sun bursting it’s rays through the gaps in the clouds. Lots of crackling probably produced by whipping guitar cables on the floor, which would signify the helplessness of a person or animal in Broken Beauties, other notably audio sounds is a roughly recorded piano, as well as a short segment of clean, bright piano notes being played. It’s like you’re in a wind or echo chamber when Ashes and Sparks starts, and a very haunting cello sound piercing the sound together with radio tuning high frequency samples to give you the sense of sparks flying through the air. Enlighten Yourself While You Sleep is a psychedelic paradise of avant-garde soundscapes, and surprisingly using a guitar through different effects, and recording processes and techniques to produce something more unique than just an instrumental film

THINK MUSIK / Brad Mathews

Today we take a look at the new Monochromie album, Enlighten Yourself While You Sleep. Monochromie is the musical project of French artist Wilson Trouve. This disc has proven to be a worthy follow-up the always spectacular Angels and Demons. Naturally, when news broke earlier this year about brand new album, i was stoked. I patiently waited until the day of release and then purchased it without having heard a single track. Angels and Demons had that big an impact on me. Continuing with the overall concept of dreamy, ambient post-rock, the new disc introcuces a plethora of sounds, including light bells, distorted buzzing, and atmospheric swells of ambient keyboards. The distortion on this disc is astounding, but Trouve is careful to not lean on it too much. Instead of coming across overbearing or plain noisy, it serves its purpose to enhance the exceptional musical quality on display. Fans of post-rock heavy hitters Mono and Hammock can not go wrong with this release. In terms of mood, « Enlighten Yourself While You Sleep displays a more somber, reflective attitude, dwelling more in the darker aspects of the post-rock sound. The aura of sadness this album conveys, however, is not uninterrupted. Instead, uplifting melodies stroll through the darkened landscape like sparks on live electrical cables. Explosions of introverted silence and sweeping atmospheres pace the record. Overall, this was a very enjoyable listen. It is up to par with Angels and Demons and even surpasses it on some fronts.

FESTIVAL DIARIES / Mike Bond

Indulging in the same sonic melancholia as the likes of Sigur Ros and Mogwai, Monochromie deal in dreamlike ambience and post rock heartbreak. The work of French musician Wilson Trouve, Monochromie is a one man enterprise and Enlighten Yourself While You Sleep the second album from him. As the records opening song A Cold Sunset washes over you it's clear that this record is going to be a beautifully subdued affair, all muted ambience and gently swelling guitar chords that transport you to some far distant place, images of a cold dark ocean lit up by an angry sunset and oppressive but beautiful red tinged skies. The likes of Birds Never Die, Ashes And Sparks and Silence Is Anger continue in this vein, Monochromie less about snappy melodies or pop music tropes and more about atmosphere and ambience, creating moody sonic tapestries full of emotionally charged rawness. Enlighten Yourself While You Sleep has a certain sadness to it, Monochromie certainly not presenting anything particularly pop fueled or snappy here. For lovers of the more atmospheric and dreamlike, Enlighten Yourself While You Sleep is a richly textured affair that stimulates all the right senses in intoxicating tear stained ways.

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Release Date:  May 24, 2013
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05 Sep 2017

Monochromie – Angels and Demons

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Track List

1 - Skylines
2 - A Sunny Afternoon
3 - Erosion
4 - Sniezny Krajobraz
5 - White Storm
6 - Frozen Sea
7 - Untitled (Snow)
8 - Undefined Field
9 - Ataraxie
10 - #1
11 - Echos
12 - Antennas
13 - Gorace Zarzewie

Monochromie - Angels and Demons

"Angels and Demons" is Monochromie's debut album. Built from piano melodies, tinged with synthetic textures and industrial sounds, his music shines and darkens into one single movement. Along with 13 songs on the album, we travel between heaven and earth, light and gravity, among angels and demons which inhabit our worlds and Monochromie’s music.

Sigur Ros, Pan American, Explosion in the Sky, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Thee Silver Mt Zion, Brian Eno, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto or Frederic Chopin, Erik Sati and the sonatas or impromptus of Franz Schubert are among the many influences of the artist.

In a constant round trip between a soothing breath and a noisy storm, Monochromie’s music plays with our deep emotions and produces the new colors in the palette already rich and contrasted of Fluttery Records artists.

REVIEWS

Sound Colour Vibration / Erik Otis

What makes Angels and Demons a really different album than anything else coming out right now is the consistency of different worlds sitting boldly and perfectly together and exactly how they relate to one another. The piano work is classical in direction and the field of electronics gives the piano harmonies a very different aura. When analyzing classical forms of music, I have always envisioned this type of bridge being created where modern musings into sound collages can sit side by side with chamber influenced composition work. Fields of lush soundscapes create a euphoria inside of Angels and Demons, leaving the possibilities of sound to the imagination and not just what comes into the speakers. Music this colorful and open to interpretation elevates my senses in the widest spaces possible. This elevation puts me into a really relaxed and calm state, allowing myself to enter the music in a completely unabridged way. One of the stand out pieces for me is the track “Erosion”. With a faint trace of electronic percussion, the mix becomes saturated into a field of mutated static and beautiful melodies. It’s a sound that makes me feel a deep sense of inner peace and it’s an impact upon initial listening that has stuck in my mind since the moment I made contact. The layers that swell up and encircle the music is breath taking and it’s the type of direction in composition that I absolutely love about modern music. I have really been enjoying a lot of ambient music coming out this year and Angels and Demons from Monochromie is a new direction in this field of music. If you love records that are minimal in design, highly colorful and drifts into unusual sheets of landscapes that unfold in the most intricate forms, you have to hear this record.

MRU / Vanessa Baker

The calming melodies are kept fresh with synthetic textures and industrial sounds that invigorate the music’s pace, adding energy just when listeners have been eased into the soothing world of Monochromie. “Gorace Zarzewie,” Polish for “Hot Embers,” is the album’s final track, and provides the only vocals, hauntingly beautiful and spoken, rather than sung, by a woman. The piece returns the listener to the same angelic place the album began, but changed. For his foray into the musical world, Monochromie’s efforts are mature and strong. Angels and Demons brings the listener on a pleasant and varied ride, communicating its theme confidently and without words. The sounds speak for themselves, simultaneously capturing the ears and emotions of listeners, and not letting go.

A Closer Listen / John Kantos

It doesn’t happen often that we hear an album we have a hard time categorizing, but that is what happened when listening to the debut album of Wilson Trouve aka Monochromie. The album’s artwork immediately immerses us into a world of dark horizons, unusual images and the strangest color formations. Trouve creates soundtracks to these almost surrealistic images, soundtracks that encompass a variety of emotions and sound experiments. The album’s musical style drifts from ambient electronic to melodic piano pieces, and from there to shoegazing static and distortion. Monochromie seems to follow certain paths, at times more minimal, at others more cinematic, but he often deviates from each path, mixing different elements, producing a sound that is rough and abstract, tense and dreamlike at the same time. Being a visual artist perhaps has enabled Trouve to notice the subtleties in each sound and how they can be combined to accompany images and stories, or create their own. He also cites a number of post-rock bands (as we used to call them) such as Explosions in the Sky or Sigur Ros as influences, and since his sound doesn’t bear many similarities to that of the aforementioned artists, it is safe to say that what he drew from their music is the ability to paint emotional soundscapes in a way that is very personal. As we continue listening, Angels and Demons becomes hypnotic, yet has the familiarity of a story we used to be told as children. This could be why Trouve chose to close the album with “Gorace Zarzewie”, the only track with vocals (in Polish), which delivers images of an enchanted, pristine forest and has to be considered one of the album’s highlights, along with the ambient electronica of “Erosion.” What it does best however is point out what Monochromie excels at: making music that is full of hope and fear, vivid colors and darkness, feels like a dream, but has the mundanity of life.

William Henry Prince

Sensual cycles and small cascades.There is a famous statement by French writer Andre Breton: “It all leads one to believe that a certain place exists in the mind where life and death, real and imaginary, past and future, the expressible and inexpressible, high and low cease to be perceived contradictorily”. ‘Monochromie – Angels and Demons’ isn’t a work of surrealism, but it does take you on a vacation to somewhere close. I had a great friend, Simon Carroll, a potter, who loved how glazes would often rivulet if applied too liberally. It was a wonder and a treasure for him. It was a small but beautiful part of the whole process of his expression. There was a predictable chaos to it – the glaze would river downwards, yes, but in a way that was always unique, depending on texture, surface and shape. It could hijack other substances, mix, change colour, even appear to disappear.

Throughout this album, there is subversion at work beneath the piano and light. It isn’t a darkness or violence, but the droning, fizzing synths introduce the idea of change, transience and uncertainty. Rather than unsettle, they give breadth to the sound and the experience. All the thirteen tracks are vastly enjoyable, offering trips through different landscapes and planes, allowing the listener to interpret, explore and create. The keyboards and pianos spike, cascade and flow in sensual little cycles. Though nowhere near the sparseness of Philip Glass or Erik Satie, there is a lot of room here, some nice quiet spaces.

Caleidoscoop / Jan Willem Broek

The Fluttery label is still amazing me. The combination of artists from around the world, the quality of the artists and the ever-widening range of musical styles. The common thread seems more and more melancholy of how the music goes, hard or soft, or even experimentally accessible. New on the label, the French artist Wilson Trouvé, who is showing his monochrome debut Angels And Demons. Monochromatic light is light of a wavelength or color. Also in art monochrome work is an onecolor work. That principle is what the music of Trouvé certainly typifies. The genres he crosses is true modern classic, neoclassic, glitch, ambient and post-rock, but he knows there is a consistent set of melancholy to create. So instead of the various styles to separate, he brings together music and let them breathe the same atmosphere. Monochrome diversity it would paradoxically be called. The 13 instrumental compositions present here, are often built around the polyphonic piano sounds, both evoke Erik Satie and Chopin as Ryuichi Sakamoto, Nils Frahm, Max Richter and Sylvain Chauveau. That he continued to fill with wave-like textures that are reminiscent of the Cocteau Twins, glitch in the manner of Fennesz and Alva Noto, postrock the mysterious realms of the old Sigur Rós, the ambient of Harold Budd and Brian Eno, the desolate beauty of Library Tapes, the gritty shoegaze of Bitcrush and intense orchestrations of Ólafur Arnalds. But precisely because he managed all these facets in a natural way to exist side by side, getting his music a distinctive monochromatic sound, which minimaler than the above examples. In the final track you hear even a certain Anna in Polish speaking through the music, which is a nice effect. An album with many ingredients, but a tender face shows. Depth, emotion splendor so beautiful and knows how to shine in Autumn.

Mescaline-Injection

Post-rock without rock, rock without guitars, so to speak. Maybe this is what Wilson Trouve from France presented with his solo project Monochromie. On his album Angels and Demons, he goes on a similar expedition as thousands of instrumental bands that this genre has produced in recent years. But "Angels and Demons" is more converted in the paths of experimental sound art. Part of the guitar (the rhythm comes from the heart, anyway) embodies here especially drones and swirling ambient surfaces. The piano excels with some beautiful melodies, accompanied by noise of gentle click'n'cut-tinkering that bring to the music on the one hand a high coefficient of tensions and high contrasts, on the other hand, there is sometimes sacred moments with devout synthesizers. The monumental size of generous fine details are really worth listening moments. "Angels and Demons" is a relaxing low-key album that invites you to linger melancholy, and it could be as much appreciated by post-rock friends than by fans of drones and electronic sounds.

Beach Sloth

Monochromie represents a natural evolution. It began with Max Richter's low-key modern classical Forays into. Leyland Kirby expanded this palette by placing a greater emphasis on the electronic. What is does Monochromie follow-up on Kirby's ideas and infuses them with Considerable amounts of distortion. At times the levels of distortion are nearly unbelievable. Many times this distortion veers into Pita's emphasis on making Mego or even more dramatic through classical volume controls.

The beginning of the album is deceptively calm. Monochromie lulls the listener with gentle piano on 'Skylines'. Things progress from there into territory considerably noisier. 'A Sunny Afternoon "is nearly giddy in its absolute hopefulness. It is a happy, bright, colorful piece. 'Erosion' is perhaps my favorite piece on the album. Here Monochromie details of the effects of the slow degradation of the basic loop. In a way this is similar to William Basinski's disintegration loops. Like William's work there is an almost romantic quality to the piece's slow demise. Layers upon layers of distortion and noise are thrown on top of the piano yet Continues to strive through the static. Another track 'Undefined Field' takes a similar approach in nature yet it is low key. Leyland Kirby is directly felt on 'Frozen Sea' which sounds directly inspired by him. The slow build and heavy electronic wheezes are reminiscent of Kirby's work.

'Angels and Demons' is a constant struggle between the classical and electronic elements. This pits the organic against the digital. Listening to the struggle between the two separate elements makes it infinitely interesting. Hope neither side ever wins.

Think Muzik

Citing Influences ranging from Explosions in the Sky to Frederic Chopin to Franz Schubert, Monochromie is well-versed in several styles of music, Including ambient, electronic, post-rock and even classical. This variety is well presented throughout the album. "Angels and Demons" relies on electronic ambient music played in tandem with heavily distorted spheres of live instruments to create melody, which is a tactic employ many post-rock bands. This album has no vocals. The music at times sounds uplifting and proud, and at others downtrodden and sad. These kinds of contrasts are present at every turn during this album. I can proudly give this album better marks than many of the other post-rock albums I have reviewed 'of late. This is on par with Hammock's new offering, and even better than Inner Trip and Home Never. I highly recommend this to fans of down tempo music and electronic music, as well as the average fan not experienced in the post-rock.

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Release Date: September 03, 2012
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24 Apr 2015

Monocromie release Behind Black Clouds

monochromie-cover

Monochromie is a musical project of Wilson Trouvé. His music is emerging from many melting spots on borders of ambient, noise and post-rock; thus every song created is a pure original with the resonance of a particular atmosphere. Dark or luminous, hot or cold, wind or earth – attentive ear will detect them all. Monochromie’s music plays with our deep emotions and produces colors in the palette already rich and contrasted of Fluttery Records artists.

In 2012, he released his debut “Angels And Demons” on Fluttery Records and received the most flattering reviews. A year later, his second release “Enlighten Yourself While You Sleep” clearly contrasted with his previous piece, what only proved artists skillfulness and versatility.Between the first album releases and his latests piece, which we are going to present to you shortly, Wilson was not neglecting his career and self-released two EP, “Winter” in 2014 and “Brussel-Zuid” in 2015.

Today, he is coming with his brand new album “Behind Black Clouds”. Listen

Who could introduce his art better than the composer himself?

“After a full year of composition, I am excited to finally present my fourth album: Behind Black Clouds. Like in the past, the process was erratic. Some tracks I could start and complete within a single day. Other took me week, even months, to come maturity. I try to keep the ear on the ground of my emotions, my mood and feelings. The time
has to be right.”

Album’s core instrument is a piano. Even though most of his album was composed in his studio in Marseille, the piano types varies according to a place Wilson was in. Piano recordings together with samples taken from the street and with melodies, basic music editing effects and other instruments like metallophone or melodica created wonderful music carrying the right expression achieved through balance in artist’s creative process.

Wilson further says:”Of course, the visual artist that I am influences the way I perceive and use sound. I literally view it as a palpable texture, one that can be sculpted, modeled, blended and bended in various forms. This also reflects on the way my music tells specific stories. It is no different than clay, dust, paper, colors, paint or inks. Eventually, I want the music that I create to become a collection of paintings, series of shots and screens made of all the many layers that I patiently add along months of creation. Until the balance becomes right. I feel they become landscapes, clouds, shades and lights.”

Listen, buy or download

11 Apr 2015

Pre-orders start for Monochromie

Good news for all fans of ambient music! Monochromie is coming with a new album that will definitely surpass all your expectations and you can lay your hands on it as early as on 24 April. Get ready for wonderful songs recorded on piano combined with excerpts from real life – samples taken directly from the street which create emotionaly matured and blissful listening session.

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29 Aug 2013

Video: Monochromie – Insomnia

French ambient / posrt-rock / modern composition artist Monochromie has just posted a video for his song Insomnia. He has two amazing albums on Fluttery Records.

If you haven’t heard yet, please take a listen to them:

Enlighten Yourself While You Sleep

Angels and Demons

14 Sep 2012

Video: Monochromie / Gorace Zarzewie

Monochromie is the musical project of Wilson Trouvé. Through the borders of ambient, noise and post-rock, these surfaces and textures slowly evolve towards an elsewhere, producing the resonance of a particular atmosphere : a dark or luminous landscape, aerial or earthly, a hot or cold light.  Have a listen to his debut album Angels and Demos here.

04 Sep 2012

Monochromie Release The Debut Album : Angels and Demons

Monochromie’s debut album, Angels and Demons blends ambient, modern classical, post-rock and it is a constant round trip between a soothing breath and a sleepless noisy storm.

Monochromie is the musical project of Wilson Trouvé. Through the borders of ambient, noise and post-rock, these surfaces and textures slowly evolve towards an elsewhere, producing the resonance of a particular atmosphere: a dark or luminous landscape, aerial or earthly, a hot or cold light. Each song’s color is unique and draw bridges between classical and contemporary minimalism and baroque, using a piano, a metallophone, and some other acoustic instruments mixed with crystalline sounds, sparkling , squeaky or saturated.

Sigur Ros, Pan American, Explosion in the Sky, Mogwai, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Thee Silver Mt Zion, Brian Eno, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto or Frederic Chopin, Erik Satie and the sonatas or impromptus of Franz Schubert are among the many influences of the artist.

“Angels and Demons” is Monochromie’s debut album. Built from piano melodies, tinged with synthetic textures and industrial sounds, his music shines and darkens into one single movement. Along with 13 songs on the album, we travel between heaven and earth, light and gravity, among angels and demons which inhabit our worlds and Monochromie’s music.

In a constant round trip between a soothing breath and a noisy storm, Monochromie’s music plays with our deep emotions and produces the new colors in the palette already rich and contrasted of Fluttery Records artists.

The label founder Taner Torun says “Sometimes I work a lot and being sleepless is one of motivations in the life. I like making sleepless hours more disturbing with listening music which travels between peace and destruction. I mean the glitchy, little noisy patterns with joyful ambient which may have melodic structures. The Belong debut October Language was my favourite album for those moments. Since the day Wilson handed debut Monochromie, Angels and Demons, it became the new golden treasure of sleeplessness. That’s why I love the third track of the album, Erosion. It’s a sleepless song.”

Wilson Trouvé, the man behind Monochromie is also a talented modern artist who have made solo and group exhibitions and his works are featured in many art fairs and festivals. His biography can be found here. Trouvé lives in Marseille, France.

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