19/03/2013 - ChangZhou, China
Qi Dai : The soundtrack for an epic love journey in China
The time has come ! My new piano solo album is now ready to be shared and loved !
Qi Dai features some of the most catchy songs I ever wrote, focusing on one very rich emotion : Love. I usually over think too much when I write music, trying too hard to be original and unique but often removing the initial emotion in the process. This time I allowed myself to use natural chord progressions, intuitive song structures and most importantly : melodies that my ears wanted to hear, not only what my fingers wanted to play !
Of course the album wouldn't be what it is without the story that inspired it : My long tour and journey in Asia where I met a wonderful Chinese lady that changed my life...! Each songs are like chapters of that story and I bet you can feel my mood on every one of them. You can now relive this journey trough my music and I truly believe you can get something out of it !
On a technical note, the production of Qi Dai was a long but creative process. My friend and extraordinary guitarist and producer, Antoine Dufour, helped me for the piano sound, taking care of the mix and mastering and giving the album a very warm and comforting sound. Another valuable friend of mine, the talented artist Joanne Martel, created the artwork for the digipack, capturing the exact essence of the story. The full size artwork can only be discovered in the CD edition. In addition, my wife Lusha, without whom the album wouldn't even exist, also took part in the making of the artwork by writing the album title in Chinese calligraphy on the front cover. Last but not least, I got important help and support from many great music lovers, my fans, who believed in me and helped finance the production of the album.
Finally, Qi Dai, in Chinese Mandarin, means "looking forward to" or simply "hope"...so I hope you are now looking forward to hear the music and share this epic love journey that is just too wonderful to be kept for myself !
Find Qi Dai on Bandcamp, CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon and many other online stores.
You can also get the CD edition if you feel a little bit "old-fashioned" and want to hold this beautiful creation in your hands ! The CD comes in a 6 pages digipack, including exclusive artwork and photos. Order directly from me using Paypal :
06/03/2013 - ChangZhou, Chine
Nouvel album : Qi Dai : 19 mars.
Mon nouvel album piano solo intitulé Qi Dai sera disponible le 19 mars en téléchargement sur tout les magasins de musique en ligne ainsi qu'en CD sur CDbaby.com et Mathieufiset.com.
L'album fut mixé et masterisé par Antoine Dufour et l'illustration de la pochette créée par Joanne Martel.
14 pièces au piano se retrouvent sur Qi Dai :
1. Petite Mangue
3. On The Edge
4. Qi Dai
5. Fight !
7. Yue Liang Dai Biao Wo De Xin
8. Xie Xie
9. A Warm Winter
12. Bound To Happen
13. The Double-Edged Sword Of Ambition
14. Zai Jian
Il est toujours possible de pré-commander l'album via mon site internet afin d'écouter l'album avant la date de sortie.
D'ici là, vous pouvez écouter la pièce titre, Qi Dai :
16/02/2013 - ChangZhou, China
New Video : Petite Mangue
Here's another song from my new solo album, Qi Dai, filmed in my touring studio in ChangZhou, China, where I also recorded the whole album :