STIGMAN

Le nouvel album de Stigman, “Phantom pains” est maintenant disponible en vinyle et cd, en téléchargement et streaming limité sur Bandcamp.

The album “Phantom Pains” is now available on vinyl and CD, as well as for download and limited streaming on Bandcamp:

https://stigman.bandcamp.com/album/phantom-pains

Review: adecouvrirabsolument.com/spip.php?article9454

“In twelve English-sung tracks with a soothing/soft voice, a gray-blue voice, “Phantom Pains” highlights ethereal, melancholic yet catchy melodies. Stigman doesn’t hesitate to employ the pop format – short introductions, alternating dynamic verses with addictive choruses, accessible harmonies, and never pretentious bridges – to get to the essence and maintain a sincerity that is evident.

With discreet drum machines, patterns of arpeggiated electric guitar, subdued riffs, minimalist solos, acoustic guitar, synthesizers hovering over harmonies and chord progressions, Stigman achieves a lot with minimal means, thanks to a raw musicality. “It doesn’t help” is a genuine tearjerker, while “So far away from you” rumbles with tension that never erupts and “Hard Rain” takes us back to the jangle pop of the late ’80s, when one would headbang while having a broken heart.

An intimate, introspective, yet radiant work, bathed in a blue-gray sunlight, “Phantom Pains” is a highly recommendable album that indirectly paints a friendly portrait of its author and will, without sentimentality, captivate sensitive souls”

(A découvrir absolument, Alix De Stermaria, January 12, 2024)

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L’album a été enregistré et mixé, à la maison, à Namur (Belgique), et masterisé par Dan Dacenzo (Leftright Audio).

Merci à Thierry Robrechts pour son écoute précieuse lors du mixage. On a passé une journée parfaite ensemble à la maison en partageant nos idées sur la structure des morceaux et nos émotions musicales.

Merci à Olivier Calicis sans qui je n’aurais pu réaliser un si bel artwork (je trouve), ce fut également de super moments passés chez lui, à parler photographie, musique et cinéma.

L’artwork a été réalisé à partir de photos retrouvées dans un album de famille; elles ont été prises à la citadelle de Namur, fin des années 70, sous la neige, par mon père; l’enfant, c’est Stigman il y a longtemps…

L’album est disponible en vinyle et en CD (éditions limitées), vous pouvez le commander en envoyant un email à stigman9@gmail.com, toutes les infos suivront:

Le vinyle et le CD sont également disponibles « physiquement » chez Juke Box à Namur ; le vinyle uniquement chez Lost in Sound à Liège (merci à Bernard et Jean-François de Juke Box et à Fabrice de Lost in sound).

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The album was recorded and mixed at home in Namur (Belgium), and mastered by Dan Dacenzo (Leftright Audio).

Thank you to Thierry Robrechts for his invaluable listening during the mixing. We spent a great day together at home, listening to the tracks and sharing ideas and musical feelings.

Special thanks to Olivier Calicis, without whom I couldn’t have created such a beautiful artwork (in my opinion). It was also wonderful moments spent at his place, discussing photography, music, and cinema.

The artwork was created from photos found in a family album, taken at the Citadel of Namur in the late 1970s, under the snow, by my father. The child in the photos is a young Stigman.

The album is available on vinyl and CD (limited editions), and you can order it by sending an email to stigman9@gmail.com; all the details will follow.

The vinyl and CD are also available “physically” at Juke Box in Namur; the vinyl is only available at Lost in Sound in Liège (thanks to Bernard and Jean-François from Juke Box and Fabrice from Lost in Sound).

Thank you in advance for your listening and support.

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Vinyl: €20

CD: €10

Vinyl + CD: €25

(+ shipping costs)