MATRIXSYNTH: BLCK_NOIR: 1 year after release, documentary about photo-shooting w/ Julia Bondar

Friday, September 06, 2019

BLCK_NOIR: 1 year after release, documentary about photo-shooting w/ Julia Bondar


Published on Sep 6, 2019 TheEndorphines

"It is exactly 1 year since we've released BLCK_NOIR - 7 voices drum modules with effects and filter.
We took a risk by choosing these peculiar and not a mainstream sounds for this machine. It is on the edge!
We are grateful to each musician who took this risk with us by getting our product!
Now we can trace changes which Blck Noir made on us during its development so did on the musicians and their live performance approaches.
We made electronic beat sounds different and recognizable. We increased the number of available effects twice. And we still have more ideas for new updates.
Here is a small documentary video from backstage shooting the photo session before Superbooth'19 module's announce.
Each Endorphin.es product through its history has a character, the look, which we want to convey through photography and cinematography.
Initial #BLCK_NOIR inspiration came from the dark/minimal wave music. So going back into the roots of that style, it was derived from the basically gothic-rock scene with electronic, industrial and neo-romantic influences. That music is characterized by gloomy, atmospheric, minor sound with expressive, melancholic or even theatrical vocal. Usually deliberate 'split personality' of the vocalist, playing on the contrasts. Such records are usually supplied with conceptual photo-sets, starting from the 80s for example from Dead Can Dance. We can observe similarities in other music styles like metal or gothic-rock. That was exactly what we needed, as we wanted to picture Julia in a raw, unedited, analog way.
Music by: Julia Bondar - Intermezzo (from BLCK NOIR album which was released 1 year and a week ago: http://juliabondar.bandcamp.com, https://www.youtube.com/JuliaBondar)."

Julia Bondar - Fleurs Du Mal (official video)

Published on Aug 22, 2019 Julia Bondar

http://juliabondar.com

"This song is a combination of two worlds: cold electronic machines and existential soul search for love. Initially, Fleurs Du Mal was made as a track to taste newly released electronic drum synthesizer Endorphin.es - Blck_Noir. Lyrics were written later, inspired by french Charles Baudelaire's - Les Fleurs Du Mal poetry. The full composition is made on a modular synthesizer."

Julia Bondar - live modular set at Magia Roja (12/04/19, BCN)

Published on Apr 14, 2019 Julia Bondar

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