[BadPanda102] Le Chevalier – Fields
Le Chevalier music is simply beautiful. Chamber-infused mellifluous psychedelic gems that Ducktails – Broadcast – Panda Bear – Kevin Ayers fan shouldn’t miss.
Based in Boston and Montréal, his last album, Dancer, came out in January and it is still available on Bandcamp at a pay-what-you-want price. Don’t be stingy, por favor, as Le Chevalier is donating 50% of all proceeds to The Trevor Project.
His new LP will be out at the end of the year but for now he recorded for Bad Panda an epic-long brand new track called “Fields”, roaring with sounds of thunder, layered piano keys and synths – this is psychedelic pop at its finest.
Where do you live actually?
What is the last thing you ate?
Pearled couscous, lima beans, and grilled zucchini.
Your addiction ?
Coffee & tea.
What do you collect?
What is your favorite word?
Either grenouille or citrouille.
“Be curious, not judgmental” —Walt Whitman
“Hedwig and the Angry Inch”.
Faulkner’s “The Sound and the Fury”.
Which song do you listen when you wake up?
“The Time Has Come” by Anne Briggs.
A song you wish you wrote yourself?
Being the big prog fan that I am, I really wish I wrote Yes’s “Close To The Edge”.
The song to be played at your funeral?
The opening aria from Bach’s Goldberg Variations.
A song for relaxing on a beach?
“Where Does Yer Go Now?” by Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci.
Your sunday morning track?
“Northern Sky” by Nick Drake
Bandcamp. They are making it possible for those whose music no one would ever hear to be accessible to anyone and everyone. They are truly changing the music game for independent artists.
What do you think about music industry?
Whilst it’s over-saturated and there’s a lot of crap music out there, I do believe that there is truly amazing stuff coming from many independant artists. Moreover, the various indie communities are very welcoming and supportive, and I love that.
What about Creative Commons?
Creative Commons is awesome. The idea of a world without free and open exchange of ideas and materials is scary to me. Whilst CC is still around, my fears are assuaged.
I’m not familiar with many venues in Montréal, but Le National has to be one of the coolest-looking venues I’ve seen. I can only imagine how it is when someone’s playing.
Sadly, because of my hearing problems, I’ve never been to a non-classical concert in my life.
What sound or noise do you love?
I love the sound of a waterfall you happen to stumble upon after you’ve been hiking for hours.
What is your vital daily ritual?
If I don’t take a shower right when I wake up, I’ll be a grumpy, tired mess the entire day.
Favourite place on earth?
Any mountain summit.
Where would you wish to wake up tomorrow?
In nineteenth century Vienna.