On August 25 Sylvain Chauveau released his third album „Post-Everything“ via the French label Brocoli and thus concludes his album trilogy.
Post-Everything is the third and final part of a trilogy where Chauveau deconstructs the pop song format.
Three album titles like the three verses of a haiku: Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated), Kogetsudai and Post-Everyting.
This last album is the most accessible and romantic, and shows two distinct climates: electronic plus vocals and acoustic guitar plus vocals. Post-Everything has been two years in the making and was 100% self-funded thanks to streaming platform revenues. The album includes 10 tracks, including two Lykke Li covers: I Follow Rivers and No Rest For The Wicked.
“Sylvain Chauveau oscillates wildly from glitching shoegaze pop, tender acoustic guitars and David Sylvian-esque ambient pop in the 3rd and final part of his current album cycle.” (Boomkat)
Sylvain Chauveau has made solo records on labels like FatCat, Type, Les Disques du Soleil et de l’Acier, and Brocoli: very minimal compositions for acoustic instruments, electronics and vocals. His music has been played on John Peel’s BBC show and reviewed in The Wire, Pitchfork, Mojo, Les Inrockuptibles, Libération, The Washington Post and many others. One of his tracks was published on the compilation WVI Reflections on Classical Music (Decca/Universal) alongside peices by Philip Glass, Gavin Bryars and Ryuichi Sakamoto. He has played live around the world (Europe, America, Asia), performed in museums and art galleries, and was artist in residence at the Villa Kujoyama (Kyoto 2011), Fundacao Serralves (Porto 2011), and Lieu Unique (Nantes 2004).
He runs the labels Onement, whose aim is to release one-copy vinyl records and I will Play This Song Once Again Records where musicians re-record their songs for each buyer. He has composed a piece titled You Will Leave No Mark On The Winter Snow whose duration is seven years, with extremely long silences inside (7yearsofsilence.com).
He has made soundtracks for long feature films and dance performances. Sylvain Chauveau also plays with 0 (with Joël Merah and Stéphane Garin), Arca (with Joan Cambon) and On (with Steven Hess).
He was born in 1971 in Bayonne (France) and lives in Brussels, Belgium.
Sylvain Chauveau will be touring Europe with his latest album Post-Everything.
20/09 Brussels (AB: Huis 23), solo (free)
23/09 Houchin (Culture Commune), dance show “Cirque”
24/09 Paris (apartment), solo
28/09 Paris (Balades Sonores) showcase/release (free), solo
08/10 Utrecht (TIvoliVredenburg), solo
20/10 Gent (apartment), solo
11/11 Jona (Ref. Kirchenzentrum) w/ chant 1450
12/11 Romanshorn (Alter Kirche), w/ chant 1450
17/11 Winterthur (Ref. kirch Veltheim) w/ chant 1450
18/11 Zurich (Augustinekirche) w/ chant 1450
19/11 Romainmôtier (Abbatiale) w/ chant 1450
09/12 Anglet (festival Horizons Sonores), solo
13/12 Leuven (Hollands College), solo
Artist: Sylvain Chauveaut
Release date: August 25, 2017
Format: LP, CD DIGIPACK, DIGITAL
01. Find What You Love And Let It Kill You
02. The Unstoppable Sex Machine
03. A Morning Rain
04. I Follow Rivers
05. On The Influence Of Planetary Attraction
06. Unilateral Disarmament
07. Into Eternity
09. No Rest For The Wicked
10. Seven Ways Mushrooms Can Save The World