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Cyclus (10th Anniversary)

by Sophie Galet

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about

English:

Born in Belgium to non-musical parents, Sophie mostly grew up in the countryside. From a very early age, she showed a keen interest in nature and music, as she wanted to be both a singer and a forest ranger. Still today very partial to long walks in the forest, she spent her younger days sharing her time between the children’s choir and winding woodland paths. At 12 years of age, she acquired a guitar, wanting to accompany herself. Instantly a series of sad songs was born; children’s songs in fact. As a teenager, confronted by parental pressure to follow so-called ‘normal’ studies, Sophie, still with a desire to make music, got involved in various local ‘rock’ groups, before forming her first group ‘Standard’.
Her passage into adulthood was punctuated by a series of difficult events, including the accidental death of her father, which led to a long period of sadness and soul-searching, delaying any focus on her own songs from one year to the next. In 1992, after studying Graphic Art, she spent a year in London where she perfected her English. This period of contemplation gave birth to a series of tracks, some of which were later reworked on her first album Cyclus. With its pop ballads and intimate songs, this acoustic album, rich in 70s sounds (Rhodes, Wurlitzer) gave Sophie the opportunity to express her talents subtly as she wrote 4 and co-wrote 5 of the 13 tracks on this first adventure with Benjamin Schoos (Miam Monster Miam) as artistic producer. This album met with enthusiastic Belgian press and was critically acclaimed as a first self-production.Uncompromisingly, Sophie sits in between two chairs, both uncomfortable, but fully occupied; on one side lies her fragility and melancholic songs, and on the other, her inner strength and spontaneous enthusiasm.

Français:

Née en Belgique, de parents non musiciens, Sophie a grandi en grande partie à la campagne. Dès son plus jeune âge elle marque un vif intérêt pour la nature et la musique, puisqu’elle voulait être à la fois chanteuse et garde-forestier. Toujours adepte aujourdhui des longues marches en forêt, elle a partagé ses jeunes années entre la chorale d'enfants, et les chemins tortueux des sous-bois.  A douze ans, elle fait l'acquisition d'une guitare, désireuse de pouvoir s'accompagner. D'emblée naissent une série de petites chansons tristes, des chansons d'enfant, pourtant. A l’adolescence, confrontée à l’exigence parentale de faire des études dites ‘normales’, Sophie, toujours désireuse de faire de la musique, s’immisce dans divers groupes ‘rock’ locaux, avant de créer son premier groupe ‘Standard’. Son entrée dans l'âge adulte fut jalonnée par une série d’évènements difficiles, dont le décès accidentel de son père, donnant lieu à une longue période de tristesse et de remise en question, reportant d’année en année la mise en lumière de ses propres chansons. En 1992, après des études en Arts graphiques, elle passe un an à Londres, où elle perfectionne son anglais. De cette période contemplative naîtra une série de morceaux dont quelques uns seront repris bien plus tard sur son premier album Cyclus. De ballades pop en chansons intimistes, cet album acoustique riche en sonorités seventies (rhodes, wurlitzer ) lui donne l’occasion d’exprimer subtilement ses talents puisqu’elles signe 4 morceaux et en co-crit 5 sur les 13 qui composent cette première aventure avec Benjamin Schoos (Miam monster Miam) à la production artistique.

credits

released October 8, 2006

Written and composed by by Sophie Galet and Benjamin Schoos ★ Produced by Benjamin Schoos (Miam Monster Miam) ★ Recorded By Grumph at “Le Chênée Palace”, “Soundstation”, “Gam Studio” 2003-2004-2005 ★ Assistant engineer : Fred’ Alb, Marius ★ Analog to digital transfer : Fred’Alb ★ Mixed by Grumph at Sounstation ★ Mastered by Jean-Charles Kremers and Christophe Roth at “Le Chênée Palace” ★ Authoring at Equus.

Georges Hermans : electric piano (1), Fender Rodhes (2, 5), Keyboards (3), piano (4, 8), Wurlitzer (11) ★ Igor Moltchanov : drums (2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11) ★ Marcus Weymar : drums, tambourine (3) ★ Philippe Doyen : electric guitar (2, 5, 7, 11), nylon guitar (2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11), folk guitar (5, 8), backing vocals (7, 8, 9) ★ Jacques Stotzem : acoustic guitar (2) ★ Jérôme Mardaga : electric guitar (3) ★ Marc Morgan : folk guitar (3, 10), small nylon guitar (10), Dobro (10) ★ André Klenes : double bass (2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11) ★ Benoît Poncin : bass (3) ★ Jack Thyssen : bass (5) ★ Pino Napolillo : Hammond organ (2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11), Korg M1 (2) ★ Grumph : Vocoder (3) ★ Computer : strange haunted voices (4) ★ Benjamin Schoos : Solina organ (6, 10), folk guitar (10), backing vocals (7) ★ Pascale Tempels : vocals and backing vocals (7)

Pictures by Pascal Shyns ★ Drawing by Sophie Galet ★ Design by www.scalp.be

Catalog number : FRVM61

℗ Freaksville Records 2006
© Freaksville Music 2014
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