Some production and mixing work I've done for french independent 'chanson française' songwriter Daniel Jumeau.

A few months ago I've worked on an album by french singer-songwriter Daniel Jumeau. When he contacted me asking me to produce, arrange and mix the record I felt it would be a real challenge because I had never worked with a 'chanson française' artist. Very different from what I usually produce. Worlds apart to be honest. But I knew it would be an interesting experience, one I would learn from. On the record I played pretty much all of the instruments with a few exceptions, I re-arranged the songs completely, programmed beats, engineered and mixed the 10 track album. What I've tried to do is to enhance what was already there, keep the music close to the lyrical content and bring something old and new at the same time sonically while respecting Daniel's own musical universe.  In the end it was fun to do and Daniel is a very honest writer and performer with a style of his own. Recently he got a publishing deal with David Sechan's 'Encore Merci Editions'. I wish him the best for what's ahead. 

Here's the single!

 

Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music

Featuring more than 160 original interviews with some of the most celebrated recording artists, producers, and music industry pioneers of all time, Soundbreaking charts a century’s worth of innovation and experimentation, and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the birth of brand new sounds. From the Beatles’ groundbreaking use of multi-track technology to the synthesized stylings of Stevie Wonder, from disco-era drum machines to the modern art of sampling, the series highlights the dynamic tension between the artificial and the natural––between the man-made and the god-given––and explores the way in which that tension has continuously redefined not only what we listen to and how we listen to it, but our very sense of what music is and can be. In the end, Soundbreaking makes us hear the songs we love in a whole new way, and illuminates the sonic alchemy by which the music we listen to becomes a fundamental part of who we are.
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A MUST WATCH ! Really, really cool show...If you still have not watched any of it , here's the link :

 

http://soundbreaking.com/episodes