After 2 years in the making, including the preproduction process, studio recording, the actual production, our respective student life, doubts and anticipation, excitations and disappointments, we can finally share with you something that we're very proud of.
Our main goal is achieved, we truly love the music we’ve made and that’s pretty much all that matters for us.
The best thing that could ever happen now would be for you to like it at least as much as we do.
So maybe, let me introduce you to it, with the right choice and amount of words, non sense and approximate images.
CHASCADE is the perfect summary of what ITZAMNA is, of who we are.
The result of a lot of combinations, powered by our similar tastes and our strong friendship.
We wanted it to be as eclectic as possible in genre, but as consistent as possible within the production itself.
And if every track has a little description, story, thing, attached to it, it’s pretty hard to really step back on the final object to see it as a whole, especially since the amount of dedication we put in it prevents us to discover it like new.
Anyway. We love cats and waterfalls (« chat » and « cascade » in french), so here you have something that should never happen in music, a poor word play as an album name.
Hopefully music wise it’s complete, you got some mathrock, japanese stuff, smooth jazz rock, fusion, progressive elements, djent, hip hop grooves, electronic stuff, orchestral majesty, and pretty much everything you could expect from the « internet independent prog field » these days.
Whatever the genre, whatever the styles, whatever the way, some would say « Music for the sake of music » .
And still, we managed to craft some high quality material that has nothing to do with an amateur mixtape recording, while keeping it 100% auto produced and 100% crowdfunding free. Which is why it took us that much time.
The main consequence of taking so long to get where we are today, is that our expectations about that album changed over the time, and the spirit we had when we started evolved a bit more every time we added a new instrument, finished a new track.
The second consequence of it is that it allowed us to mature every single details in every tracks to shape it perfectly the way we wanted.
The third consequence is the best, we are broke.
Please do yourself a favor, if you like this music and want to support us no to be broke, buy it !
Music by Itzamna
Drums/Piano parts recorded by David Bergère at studio F.Lab (FRANCE)
Guitars, Bass, Vocals, additional instruments and Guests recorded by Clément Belio in his home studio.
Produced, Mixed, Mastered by Clément Belio
Artwork © Aria, She Paints with Blood
/// ITZAMNA is ///
Piano : Benjamin Vidal
Drums : Adrien Gretter
Bass : Armand Jourdain
Guitar : Samuel Dolbeau
Guitar : Clément Belio