Sepia hours was created in 2004, by Sébastien Biset, historian of art and musician from Le Roeulx, Belgium, with a first Ep on the Belgian netlabel Sundays in Spring. After a second release on SiS, he worked for other netlabels with a few releases on Social Fashion Records (Belgium, 2005), Beat is Murder (Austria, 2006) and Polymorphic Music (England, 2006).
He has to centre all his ideas and desires into different pieces without falling back on the too brazen sound impulses that do not contribute to a coherent whole. Sepia Hours is an indietronica, experimental and post-modern songwriting project, an emphasis on fragmented forms, discontinuous narratives, and random-seeming collages of different materials. It appears that research on the voice had come to a dispersion of the words in certain pieces. Words become echoes, they appear and disappear again; the voice is always somewhere between singing and whisper mixed with the guitar airs and electronic lines. Blurry low key vocals wander through some interesting soundscapes created from gently slipping amalgams of guitar lines, splintered minimalism and the odd unexpected sonic detour. The mood is not however dark, but rather calm and peaceful.The landscape of sound is very serene. Dreamy vocals and ambient grooves, layers and melodies continue to appear, a series of interconnecting lines move with the waves of music. Harmonies and playful quality made it accessible Between instrumental minimalism, indie songs, experimentation and electronics, whispers and veiled samplers, between attempts and unavoidable errors, sounds investigations try to come as pure organic material.
Sébastien Biset also active in the platform Social Fashion Records (netlabel, performances, exhibitions, etc. : www.socialfashionrecords.net) which promotes music and art in margin of the practices of listening, while widening this field with a broader reflexion on our contemporary culture, its problems and directions.
D I S C O G R A P H Y
2004. "Five Thousand Steps" -- download on www.sundaysinpring.net
2005. "Naive Curse to leave a Mark" -- download on www.sundaysinspring.net
2005. "Octember 05" -- download on www.socialfashionrecords.net
2006. "Sometimes Making Something Leads to Nothing" -- download on www.beatismurder.com
2006. "Linear / Smooth changes" -- download on www.polymorphic-music.co.uk
2006. "When we'll cross these days, these seasons and their closes" - download on my website
A C T U A L / S O O N
EXHIBITION & PERFORMANCES / 28th April untill 6th May 2007 : Sébastien Biset, Jean De Lacoste and Ben Drugmand, exhibition and performances in Quarantaine, gallery, Bruxelles.
PERFORMANCE / 10th March 2007, 01 a.m. : Performance after-show with Jean D.L. and Impostor, Centre Culturel, Le Roeulx.
PERFORMANCE / 15th February 2007: Live in Luxembourg City, d:qliq, with Uzi and Ari.
++++ More events and exhibitions coming soon.