AD Music - Sylvain Carel - Albums
French composer Sylvain Carel's music is an expertly crafted blend of contemporary, instrumental electronic music with strong ethnic influences without ever becoming 'world music'. Combining synths, guitar and various other acoustic instruments, rhythms and vocal textures, the music is an extraordinarily captivating and varied soundtrack style.
Sylvian grew up on the music Van der Graaf Generator, King Crimson, Amon Duul, Tangerine Dream and Vangelis as well as the classics, in particular Dvorak, Ravel and Holtz. It was little surprise then that after a brief flirtation with rock music in his early 20's, and 5 years studio work writing music for singers and producers, Sylvain's musical path lead him into creating movie soundtracks and evocative landscape style music using an ARP synth and his beloved Stratocaster.
Later, Sylvain took time out to work with MAO and study composition, harmony and computer music. He built his own studio, reinvented his sound and style with new synths and set about creating his debut album. During this time, he visited North Africa, The Red Sea, The Middle East, India and Nepal, soaking up the the feel of these mystic, captivating and magnetic countries as influences in his music. The resulting instrumental music is clearly imbued with an underlying pulse of ethnic colours and atmospheres.
Sylvain Carel - Music
- Oasis Gardens
- All Those Thousands of Stars
- In the Light
- A Few Drops of Santhal Essence
- Karma Land
- Impact of the Wind
- Light Filtered Through the Treetops
- Wolf Song
- The Mermaid and the Schooner
- Time and Tide
- One with the Sun (Bonus track not on CD version)
- Savannah (Bonus track not on CD version)
Time and Tide is an extraordinary musical journey and an excellent ‘Soundtrack for the mind’ from French composer Sylvain Carel who plays keyboards and acoustic instruments. The music takes you to places real and imagined through a series of beautiful and haunting interlinked tracks.
The music is highly evocative and touches on various cultures, from the power of the American Plains Indians to the exotic and beautiful east, while skilfully never venturing into ‘world music’ territory. There is a genuinely beautiful, ‘soothing’ quality to the music, even in its more uptempo moments, and the album retains a coherent flow from beginning to end.
Indeed, ‘Time and Tide’ conveys a cosmic otherworldliness, incorporating drifting, melodic space music and atmospherics alongside some great rhythm and sequence sections that highlight the strong themes and clever arrangements.
‘Time and Tide’ is a very focused effort, and will clearly appeal to fans of melodic instrumental music, whether it be electronic, new age or space music.
Release date 21st November 2013 available to pre-order with 15% discount. Offer code ‘time'
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Stunning debut from French composer Sylvain Carel. This is contemporary electronic soundtrack style music of the highest quality. Varied in tempo and style, the 22 interlinked tracks present a glorious kaleidoscope of moods with occasional ethnic influences provided by subtle and at times stunningly beautiful vocal textures.
Sylvain plays synths and occasional electric guitar and presents some truly inspirational and wonderful cinematic themes and textures that lift this extraordinary musical journey far above the norm. This is evocative, landscape style film music to be savoured as it becomes your own personal soundtrack for the mind. Take the journey........ you wont be disappointed!