NORD about Heritage:
Let’s play a game. A game of imagination. The rules are simple. You get a beautiful music and you have to imagine every scene. It may look difficult, but after you’ll press play, you’ll find it exciting!
Sylvain Carel created very expressive musical phrases using a complex orchestration inspired from modern symphonic music combined with the sound of synthesizers and special effects, achieving dreamy results.
I recommend you to take the challenge of this game, listen to the album and let your imagination to run free. I can bet you’ll spend some quality time and maybe win an Oscar for your imaginary epic movie, because, for sure, Heritage might win one for the best soundtrack!
released June 3, 2015
The author about his music:
'Heritage' is somewhere the continuity of the album 'Caravansary' (AD Music label), a travel through the perfumed world of the Middle East, where some places are marked by the history of Antiquity.
As a storyteller, I like to make, one more time with this new album, a soundtrack for a movie of which the scenario was writen yet.
I am a French musician, studied composition, harmony and computer music, then built my own studio.I am also an experienced traveller who had visited places as diverse as The Red Sea, Jordania, Syria, Northern Africa, India, Kashmir..
So, these countries really captivate my mind, the musics I compose are just a pretext not to leave them.But I have to take time to improve the fascination with them before composing.
Then, I try to give a colourful coherence to the musics, without falling in the usual world style.But inevitably, my work has strong ethnic influences.
About this new album 'Heritage', the mentioned places - Roma, Petra, Palmyra .. were in fact all interrelated in the History
(- 200 BC + 200 AC)They were the witness of some romantic stories, and dramatic too.
On the other hand, the album is a tribute to these places which belong to the Humanity, in danger today of being destroyed for ever.
Many reviewers, composers and fans think that each of my albums are soaked by a strong cinematographic fragrance, and I enjoy that; this confirms I am right with my musical approach.
But to wide the horizons of contemporary Electronic Music with more melodic works, centred on more accessible structures, is not an easy work, of course.
My approach of composition was becoming more conventional, more 'traditional'.
After all, I have to say that synthesizers, electronics, and all many others symphonic & ethnic sound libraries, are only tools, in order to build music with coherent intentions.
With all these various instruments, mixed together, that is a real challenge.
Finally, my wish is to get listeners - and fans of melodic instrumental music, even it be electronic, new age or space music - with me on a new journey with each of my albums.
Being a worshipper of Tangerine Dream’s “Virgin years”, and having consumed the 38’ of “Ricochet” to exhaustion, this was like finding water in the desert. It’s a strange listening experience, similar in a way to Syn; still I’m so grateful to CG, and this goes for all their discography, which I’m sure I’ll consume to exhaustion. Mortimer Potts