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"secrets under the banyan tree"

First EP of Dizzy Moon

About the project

Thanks to all of YOU  I will soon be able to answer the question so often asked after my concerts: Do you have  a CD ?YES. The title is "secrets under the banyan tree", recorded and mixed in the last few months by Stephan Ink in Liege, Belgium. I am very glad to present to you an original and ingenious packaging design conceived by Golnar, and inspired by the drawing of Renaud Helena.

Dizzy Moon at Grüner Salon, by Susann Howe, a friend photographer

On stage as Dizzy Moon, I have had the pleasure of sharing my music with you, Dear Public, playing unplugged, or with loop stations in apartments, hair salons, in a hospital, in a center for the disabled, in a church, in many bars, concert halls (like in the picture above at my concert in October at Grüner Salon in Berlin).

Now you will be able to discover my intimate songs, inspired by my story, my close friends and relatives, my travels, and by nature.  This work was recorded in high quality, with subtle arrangements in a very relaxed atmosphere. Its has already been recorded, mixed and mastered. The next step, thanks toYOU : manufacturing and pressing !

Before listening to it, here are the  7 evocative titles of "secrets under the banyan tree" :

Dizzy moon around

Beautiful trees

Better now

Look back

Your wall

Grand ma

Weeping willow

a picture of a banyan tree taken during a travel between two recording sessions

a tree that inspired the title of the EP

The graphic design by Golnar is inspired by the drawing below. She conceives for you an ingenious object..Shhh..I can´t reveal everything...the title of the EP does contain the word : SECRET...

the drawing of Renaud Helena, that you could get as a postcard

Here some pictures from the recording session in Liege, in Belgium :

Mic used for the percussive sounds on "Grand´ma"

Atmosphere... for the song "weeping willow"

the music... :

** an unplugged version of "dizzy moon around" in the abandonned former Beelitz Hospital (near Berlin)

** an amplified version of "Beautiful Trees" at Orange Ear, in Berlin

What are the funds for?

Dizzy Moon has been playing a lot the past two years (Festival de poche in Tours, Festival Polly and Bob, Mo´Beat, Grüner Salon in Berlin, Emmetrop in Bourges,  l´International in Paris ...). The work of composition, the cello and the singing practice allow nice moments on stage.

There were also strong moments : the composition of the soundtrack in solo and with the guitarist Takeshi Nishimoto for the documentary "Toyong, l´entre saison" d´Aurélie Mandon, a residency in Lozere, the selection to Les Inouïs in Bourges, and lately the superb collaboration with Frank from Orange Ear for the video clip "dizzy moon around", shot last month, and very soon to be released during the campaign on ULULE !

The work is already recorded, mixed and mastered. The graphic design is in progress. Now, it is your turn ! I need your help to finance the manufacturing of the EP. 

Recording and mixing : 600 euros

Design : 200 euros

Printing, Pressing CD, and materials for the packaging : 700 euros

Post cards and photo* (for the gifts) : 90 euros

*post card (drawing by Renaud Helena), photography (by Constantin Falk )

Envelopes for mailing : 75 euros

Postage costs : environ 150 euros

Stamp  dizzy moon : 30 euros

Ulule costs : 160 euros

The production of this EP will allow me to share my music and therefore to organize a tour from Germany through to France, and who knows...others countries...Part of the release, I will propose a serie of concerts for the music loversof a center for disabled persons, where I already played last May in Berlin.

If the funding goal is exceeded  WOW!!! it will help to finance the travel fees for this next tour, work on the next album, another video clip ! Well UN GRAND MERCI !

About the project owner

One cello & one voice. Dizzy Moon is a singular project that proposes an extremely sensitive combination, where the richness of the cello sounds mingle with Maryse's limpid and ethereal voice and bring a beautiful and intimate music. With songs mostly in English—sometimes in French—one lets oneself get carried away by the smooth and airy unity with folk and indie influencies. A rooted blues also tinkles & reveals our own feelings.

I have been a cellist since the age of nine. The need to sing came more than 20 years later. Mingling the singing with the sounds of the cello was a real surprise and gave me a lot of happiness. I like to share this happiness on stage and very soon  you will be able to listen to this first EP in your own home.

Starting with a classical formation, I also took part of the great adventure of the band Poney Club. My music collaborations continue with Benjamin Riehm in Nos Envolées and with Claire Weidmann in Madine. Besides the cello my camera has became my artistic companion.



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