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The Final countdown!


Hello,

It’s been a long time since we haven’t blogged. Not that we didn’t have anything to tell about. We may even have had so much to tell about that it could somehow have been overwhelming… Lot’s of uncertainties, of projects, ideas, dreams that had been on hold for months  and that we weren’t sure we could bring to fruition.

Since we returned last month from our last UK tour, we’be been super active in many direction, and we finally can announce it…. next video will be released for Beltane (the night of the 1st of May).

fleurs de lotus video

We’re in the very final stage of editing the video. It’s the first time we get to work with a video director (except for live videos, but it’s quite different), and we are very lucky to be working with a very talented person, that not only was able to direct the performance shooting, but also is animating some of my drawings. And it’s incredible to see them coming to life!

Tour-wise, we’ve been booking for Germany, Luxembourg and Austria for next winter and fall (keep an eye at this section), not much towards the UK, but this should be done shortly too.

All for now!

§ Simone

 

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London Footage – creating Magic!


Some pictures from our footage yesterday in an abandoned beer factory in London. We had magical creative times… thanks to our wonderful video director Anton Short. First images we’ve seen… look awesome! Awesome let me tell you!

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Let’s Twist!


This video is indeed a kind of making-off of our last video recording for Barzh an Ifern (You still can watch it >here<).

Lyrics are traditional from Brittany (and as usual in #Breton language). A bachelor is complaining about the way girls are nowadays, not willing to stay home but rather going to school or partying. Composed at least… 100 years ago ! (full English translation and more facts >here<)

The final Live part is from the song “Barzh an Ifern”, in Marseille (south of France), March the 15th, 2014, in Equitable Café (crazy ambiance that night as you can hear from the sound!)

One of our goals is to get ALL the songs from our album available on our YouTube channel, (if you are a regular user of YouTube, you can subscribe here, that way you’ll easily get notified from our new videos)… And we’re almost half-way 😉

Enjoy, and if you enjoy it, please share around!

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How not to miss a video?


Whether you already have an account there or not, you’re most probably familiar and a fan of You Tube. If you do have a user account on You Tube, no need to tell you how much easier it will be for your to stay tuned about our new videos… If not, well, this might be your chance, it’s a nice way to keep track of videos you like, play them later, etc…

Here is our direct link to subscribe:

subscribe to our You tube Channel

Direct link to our channel being: http://youtube.com/astrakanproject

We realise we love more and more creating and sharing videos, mostly music videos but not only, and the new way You Tube allows anyone to create a consistent channel, and organise it easily to make it a lively community is very promising. So … expect even more videos of our kind! And here is the one we made to present our channel to people that wouldn’t know anything about us – any comments are of course welcome!

The music is the same we used on the 3 episodes for our quest to get our booking agent (this quest is actually still going on, although for Belgium we are now working with a very dedicated agent – we’ll get back to that later), but it is more about presenting the kind of videos we may share than specifically presenting our music. I’m happy I’m getting a hand on my video editing software! It’s like a new world of possibilities – and I can even praise myself, for I only started to video edit less than 2 years ago, and I made quite some progress!

Have fun watching! At least… as much fun as we had doing it!

§ Simone

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How did you make this amazing video ?


1 Comment

Which video you mean ? This one, from our album‘s last song, that we called 7 Hills, based on traditional tune and lyrics, but we changed the original rhythm.

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So how did we do it ? A combination of time + patience + paper + paint + cheap camera + cheap editing software !!!

As usual… any nice & warm comment will be welcome !!!