That's it, the track I composed with Eva|3 during this summer is ready. We are quite proud of it. We also have decided to give it away for free.
If you enjoyed the spirit of my first album "La Pierre Soudée" released on Ant-Zen a year ago, this track is the final chapter of the concept. All you need to do is to sign up to my mailing list form. Promise I only use it for special occasions. ;)
Many grim incidents are occurring now in the world. They all involve hatred, division and intolerance. Let's keep reaching out, "far more unites us than divides us..."
I have just uploaded a preview:
https://soundcloud.com/riotmiloo/exclusive-track-preview You can get the whole version for free by following this link: bit.ly/2cua3Zh
Thank you xx
Music composition and production by Riotmiloo and Eva|3
Mastering by Gaëtan G
Artwork by Riotmiloo
What a festival! I had never experienced anything like it! " Imagine a camping festival with a power grid and high-speed internet access; a temporary village of geeks, crafters, and technology enthusiasts that's lit up by night, and buzzing with activity during the day. Over a thousand curious people will descend on our friendly open space to learn, share, and talk about what they love. Over a long weekend, you can expect to see a huge variety of talks across three stages, a slew of workshops, as well as music, games, and installations dotted around the site. "
I only stayed one day but enjoyed it very much. Curiosity and open-mindedness were definitely core elements. From fire (ping) pong to walking inside The Grid, from attending various conferences to finding out about algorithmic raving (thank you people from Algorave, you really produced interesting sounds with your top notch coding skills!), my senses were alert and certainly pleased. I also enjoyed performing. Thank you to the EMF crew (particularly Naomi, Jonty and Dominic), all the volunteers, to Dave for driving us, to Gordon for enlightening me about what a Sinclair is, the everyone who attended and supported us. Sadly, there were technical issue with the live streaming of the gig, I think it didn't work. Never mind...
Here are a few pictures of the event. Huge thanks to SiriusPhoto.net for the pictures of the gig. :)
You'd think after all that post Brexit vote nonsense, things could not get any worse? Sorry to disappoint, I am afraid they are. Various events happening in various places in the world (with more or less media coverage) have dreadful consequences. One of them is that hate crime figures are on the rise. That leaves one with two choices: either bear the hardship, bear the brunt or take action. I still haven't witnessed hate crime myself but I feel I am now confident and ready to tackle it.
It all started with the safety pin campaign. This symbol of solidarity with fellow immigrants made me feel better, I wore it with pride. I could see more smiles on people's faces. Then a policeman gave me this leaflet. Thanks you Mr Policeman. I have it all the time on me. If I ever witness abuse, I pledge to take action!
On a different topic, on the musical side of things, I am currently working on a cover song to adress this issue. I have teamed up with Eva|3 to compose and record it. We have also decided to offer it for free exclusively to my mailing list subscribers (once the track is finished of course.) Promise I won't spam you, I rarely use it anyway, maybe twice in ten years? Anyway, if you are interested in getting that track for free, sign up below please. Thanks. :)
I have been a bit of an emotional wreck this week and ended up thinking a lot. Arguments between "Brexiters" and "Remainers" are also in the equation causing my low. I am an immigrant myself, a French girl who decided to leave her native country because she couldn't stand the hatred over there any longer. I have observed an increasing level of hatred here in England too.
After spending fourteen years here in England, I can observe that people are struggling here. I know people who are genuinely finding it hard to make ends meet. But I truly believe it isn't the immigrants' fault. Politicians haven't addressed the issues of housing and poverty. They have enabled people to buy social houses without replacing them. They have chosen to slash down benefits making the most vulnerable even more vulnerable. Once again, it isn't the immigrants' fault. On Thursday, the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox really hit me emotionally. I am reading more and more about her. She seemed to be a lovely person who valued Tolerance and Altruism. I won't vote next week, I am not allowed to. But since yesterday, I made a promise to myself. I want the world to be a kinder place. I will try to show it by my actions. I will carry on fighting for what I believe in too: tolerance, respect, kindness, helping people the best I can. Wake up people, we need to make this world a better place together, not by being swallowed in a ball of hatred. Have a good day everyone!
More than a week after the event and I am still filled with happiness. Well that was a great night, wasn't it? I've had lots of fun, many thanks to Andrew without whom nothing would have happened, all the bands involved (Commercial suicide, Cryogenica and Black Light Ascension) and as well all the lovely people who gave money generously. Additional special thanks to Paul, you are just the best, as well to all the fantastic people who responded so well to our set. I wasn't expecting it. From the bottom of my heart, huge thanks. :)
And last but not least, we managed to raise more than £400, pretty amazing, right? All proceeds went to Crisis. I am so proud. What a success! xxx #AlltogetherforCrisis
Nowadays, news are quite bleak. It does not seem to get any better. OK, additional cuts against disabled people have been stopped but they are still suffering from unnecessary harm. The same is happening for the elderly. And how many people are to experience eviction from a home they can't afford to rent? Far too many!
I believe it is time to support each other. It is time to say no to divisive policies and bills. It is time to reach out and lend a hand. I am very lucky I have met fellow artists with similar views on this matter. Together, we are really proud to take part in a charity event. All the monies received will go to Crisis, a charity that supports the homeless as well as people having issues with housing.
Book the day, it is all happening on the 21st of May. £7 on the door. 19.00-23.30, show your support #AlltogetherforCrisis
Order cheaper advance tickets via Eventbrite:
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/552386571610714/
Hi everyone, what a fantastic week-end we had in Lyon! Many thanks to Ex.Fest for organising such a big scale event as well as the Ninkasi venue who hosted the party. Many thanks to the volunteers and the students who filmed all the live performances. The whole team worked very hard to deliver a top notch two nights festival. I didn't spend enough time at the stalls, sorry, but there seemed to be great jewelry, sculptures and other objects! The venue was amazing, their staff was very polite. The atmosphere was brilliant. The sound was excellent. The bands gave all they had in their guts.
I really enjoyed performing in Lyon. The audience was warm and lovely. Thanks everyone once again. I am now back home with fun and great memories to cherish. I am sending kisses and hugs to every single person who made it possible.
Here are a couple of pictures to remember, big thanks to Deirdre and Ben C.
I am proud to share with you the video of "Perfume." My collaboration with Scalper can now be seen on YouTube. You can hear or buy the album LP/CD/Digital here : http://scalper.bandcamp.com/album/the-emperors-clothes
Order the vinyl : www.cd1d.com
It is also still available to buy from record stores in France & NZ. Big thanks to Jamie, Maurisio, Jason and Beren for the filming and Jamie again for the editing. Thumbs up to Scalper and Lucy for the inspiration and ideas, Tobi, Lynn for use of their house in New Zealand, Jane, Michael Park School for the props, Beren, Haroon, Waseem and the magical UK springtime bluebells. I still don't know how the crow that appeared in the closing shot in the forest happened but it was indeed perfect timing! :)
My first album, 'La Pierre Soudée', is now officially out from today. You can order it via bandcamp and ant zen mailorder. Big thanks to all the artists involved, you've all been great. Special thanks to ant zen and especially stefan alt for the stunning artwork. Warm thanks to the fantastic executive production genius aka Eva|3 and mastering superstar c-drík. There would be many additional thanks to add but the one I have to highlight is big thanks to everyone who decided to show support and purchase 'La Pierre Soudée'. I hope your ears will be satisfied. :)
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