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O Soñjal – a dark winter video


The weather hasn’t been highly cooperative with us while we were in Brittany, we wtill manage to shot a couple of scenes around our home village Plougras and used them for O Soñjal (a young conscript having to leave his village, familly and relatives to serve the army, full translation >here<)

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1932 – one more road trip video!


We had ideas for this particular video for a while, since we came back to Brittany, non-stop storms have given us the opportunity to stay home and finish it off!

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The song was on our 1st album, and you may find the lyrics translations >here<. Images are from various locations across Europe (Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Ukraine, Poland & France) as well as some from the demonstrations in Istanbul while we were living there in June 2013.

As always, every time you share is one more opportunity for us to get heard a bit more!

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(afternoon) Breton music in Istanbul


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Breton 100% fest-noz music with an Hanter-dro by Yann with Richard Laniepce, a musician from Istanbul with some origins in Brittany too (you might check his band Kolektif Istanbul)

Hanter-dro is a dance from Vannes area, similar to our “7 Hills” although our version isn’t meant to be danced.

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How to survive as a musician in the 21th century visual world?


This is the time we realise music isn’t enough. Whatever a musician’s music quality, in our visual era, it isn’t enough. Music, and even good music, is everywhere. But either it has to get really loud either wrapped in great colours before it catches ones ear.

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This is the time we realise to get our music heard, we first need to work and be highly creative on the visual side, either on video making, either on press pics, or on album covers. We knew it somehow.

How to get the right image for our music? A big question we’re trying to answer our way. Any ideas or comment on the way we are doing?

§ Simone

 

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Hathor Video for Ar Sorserez Houarned


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You knew the video already, and specially the painting featured, and indeed, at the beginning, I asked Yann to compose something simple that would have the correct length (loooong!) so that I could share it in my on-line Art classes. Then it became a project in itself, that took much longer, but we’re really happy how such a long piece turned out…

Enjoy + positive feedback highly welcomed!

§ Simone

PS: if you don’t know the painting, >head over here<

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I still haven’t found – Episode 3


Our 3rd video – music is still the same, but no, no… we still haven’t found our booking agent ! Don’t get us wrong : we both love being on the phone, just not for booking 🙂

Contact us >here< for any proposal/suggestion.

Title of course refers to the amazing U2 song…

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Message in a bottle – in the search for our Booking agent – episode 1


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As we already mentioned it recently a couple of times, our quest to find our ideal booking agent started ! Apart from a more “conventional” search, we got the idea for an advert campaign while brainstorming.

We made this short video in Greece last week, the light and the colours were amazing, and thanks to Simone’s new editing software, you can view it in full HD! The tune is a traditional one, but we absolutely love its unique “big” sound. we may record a full album version… some day 🙂

If you want to support us, you can spread the word by sharing around you !

And, as you have seen, it’s only “episode 1” – of course we have more to come !