Nicolas Chapel's Demians Go Mute
"I wanted the record to reflect my strengths as well as my weaknesses, so it doesn't sound as pleasing and nice as the first record did" he explains.
"Mute" contains nine songs that range from raw alternative to orchestral parts and poetic sounds, but the focus is always on the song. The influences are diverse, reaching from Tori Amos and Radiohead to Ambient music.
The album was composed and recorded in Normandy in a house near the sea - again a solo effort with real instruments such as cello, double bass, violin, drums, mellotron, piano, guitar - completely without samples. Why alone? "In a band you always compound with the egos of the others. If you write a book you don't leave the choice of the verbs to one author and the choice of the adjectives to another one." says Nicolas Chapel.