Shut The Mind Down

by Julien Joel Clement

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Enough 04:12
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Ever Since 04:28

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This 4-track EP (and my upcoming album "Answers In The Dust") was recorded at home in Australia between 2016 and 2020 using a simple Boss Micro BR-80. I would write a new song and record a demo within minutes, hours, or days. I used the wide array of effects available on the little machine, in a very lo-fi way, limiting myself to 8 tracks at a time.

As time went by, I grew attached to the performances and sounds I had come up with. The fact that I was just "recording demos" gave me a lot of creative energy - I didn't have to look at the clock and my bank account.

This year I asked Neill Duncan - who produced my debut album "Failure & Masterpiece" - to remix a few of those demos. In other words he took my flat mixes and turned them into 3D models, breathing fresh air into them. The tracks now have room to dive deep and soar high on up, while keeping their lo-fi roots firmly into the ground. I am a big fan of lo-fi freedom and spontaneity of sound. Eventually John Stuart mastered everything at his studio Stuart Sound Heaven in the Blue Mountains by the National Park.

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released October 3, 2020

All vocals and instruments: Julien Joel Clement
Recorded at home in the Blue Mountains (Australia) on Boss Micro BR-80
Remixed by Neill Duncan at Single Hand Studio
Mastered by John Stuart at Stuart Sound Heaven
Artwork by MAZZA

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Julien Joel Clement Paris, France

French-born Australian resident singer-songwriter Julien Joel Clement writes pop songs into whatever genre feels right at the time. His debut album "Failure & Masterpiece" was recorded and produced by sax/drummer legend Neill Duncan over three years.
His follow-up "Answers In The Dust" will consist of songs recorded lo-fi between 2015 and 2019, cleaned up and remixed by Neill Duncan.
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