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Paris in the Spring - Ukiyo (Nov 2016)
« on: May 27, 2013, 07:18:46 AM »
Hello, fellow DTFers.

About 3 months ago I started working on making my own music, just for doing something fun. My first idea was to make one album for each season of the year, spring, summer, autumn and winter, and make all different from each other, both musically and different influences, etc. Anyhow, I released my first album a few weeks ago, which is the Spring-album. I'm currently working on the Summer-album, which is progressing very nicely, and should be out in June-July, depending on when I get happy with it. Most of the songs are already done.

But to get back to the album I already have out, it's called Bright Lights and has 6 songs on it. About 30 minutes of running time, and it's mainly a mixture of Post-Rock and Ambient, and my idea is that all the upcoming albums will have slightly different sounds and influences on them, but all be around the 30 minute mark with 6 songs.



1. Beach Party 04:44
2. Paris in the Spring 05:00
3. Efflorescence 02:36
4. Summer Nights 04:40
5. Waves 02:32
6. Bright Lights 09:16



The name for the project comes from a song by the band Amplifier, both because it's an amazing song, but also because I felt it had that atmosphere I was going for with the music.

Check it out here: http://parisinthespring.bandcamp.com/ (you can also download it free from here, if you prefer listening on the computer)

Cheers! :)

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Re: Paris in the Spring (zantera's music project)
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2013, 12:37:45 PM »
Cool stuff, I can definitely hear the spring vibe! :tup The name of the project is pretty similar to a Finnish pop group called Pariisin Kevät (Spring of Paris) but I can already say that your music is more pleasant for my ears than that band :P

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Re: Paris in the Spring (zantera's music project)
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2013, 02:28:51 PM »
Haha awesome, glad you enjoyed it. :)

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Re: Paris in the Spring (zantera's music project)
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2013, 08:29:07 PM »
I feel like you should pull back the drums presence a bit and let the guitar take the lead. I'm liking it though  :tup

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Re: Paris in the Spring (zantera's music project)
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2013, 11:48:56 AM »
I appreciate the tips. :)

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Re: Paris in the Spring (zantera's music project)
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2013, 09:03:21 AM »
Update since I finished my second album:



01. Last Morning of July (6:48)
02. Paris in the Summer (4:29)
03. Campfire Stories (3:33)
04. I Sat by the Ocean (2:19)
05. Sunset Paradise (3:41)
06. Beyond the Sea (9:21)

Check it out:
http://parisinthespring.bandcamp.com/album/beyond-the-sea

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Re: Paris in the Spring (zantera's music project)
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2013, 12:33:34 PM »
Another bump!
Just uploaded my third album on bandcamp.

Into the Forest



01. Falling Leaves (3:54)
02. Paris in the Fall (4:58)
03. March of the Goblins (3:40)
04. Pumpkin Harvest (4:06)
05. Cerulean Twilight (2:36)
06. Into the Forest (9:24)


This one is more orchestral, classical and minimalistic than the previous albums. So a different vibe, but I think the "core" in the sound is still there.  :)

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Re: Paris in the Spring (zantera's music project)
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2013, 09:56:18 PM »
So I wasn't really that sold on the first two albums, but this one is right up my alley. Great job!
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Re: Paris in the Spring (zantera's music project)
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2013, 02:54:42 AM »
Thought I would update:

Okay, so the fourth and final album for this concept is out now, just uploaded it: http://parisinthespring.bandcamp.com/album/fade-into-oblivion

I would say probably the most diverse one so far. There's drone, noise, some post-rock, some electronic stuff (both more ambient and something similar to Necro Deathmort for example) and METAL. Basically something for everyone. There's a lot of guitar feedback as well, one of my main ideas for the album was having just that, so I'm glad the way the opening track and the title-track ended up.

Fade Into Oblivion


01. Throat of the World (6:00)
02. Paris in the Winter (5:03)
03. Arctic Winds (3:51)
04. Falling Snow (3:41)
05. Destroyer of Worlds (2:19)
06. Fade Into Oblivion (9:11)

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Re: Paris in the Spring (zantera's music project)
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2014, 03:46:15 PM »
This topic needs more views! Awesome stuff as always, sir.

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Re: Paris in the Spring (zantera's music project)
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2014, 02:39:33 AM »
Thanks man! :D

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Re: Paris in the Spring (zantera's music project)
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2014, 12:25:29 PM »
Jimmy you should have waited a week or so, so that this album could be on my top 2014 AOTY lol

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Re: Paris in the Spring (zantera's music project)
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2014, 05:35:49 AM »
Okay so I just released a new album. I would say this one is a mix between Post-Rock and Ambient, pretty calm and mellow overall. Check it out if it sounds interesting: http://parisinthespring.bandcamp.com/album/time-will-fade-away

Paris in the Spring - Time Will Fade Away


1. And the Mountains Echoed (9:12)
2. Maybe in 1000 Years, We'll Meet Again (3:12)
3. Dreaming of an Ethereal Landscape (8:08)
4. In Moonlight I Sleep, In Sunlight I Awake (3:22)
5. Twin Peaks (3:12)
6. Breaking the Waves (10:28)
7. Time Will Fade Away (13:10)

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Re: Paris in the Spring (zantera's music project)
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2014, 05:35:51 AM »
In case anyone is interested and still following, I just released my first live album. It's essentially a semi-live album recorded in my bedroom, with myself playing guitars and keyboards/piano/synthesizers, but some things like bass, drums and so on still being pre-set. Anyhow, check it out at: https://parisinthespring.bandcamp.com/album/live-in-the-bedroom

Paris in the Spring - Live in the Bedroom


01. Maybe in 1000 Years, We'll Meet Again (2:48)
02. Dreaming of an Ethereal Landscape (7:52)
03. Throat of the World (8:58)
04. Sunset Paradise (4:01)
05. Beach Party (4:40)
06. Breaking the Waves (10:12)
07. Forest Medley (2:59)
08. Paris in the Spring (4:55)
09. Twin Peaks (3:06)
10. Paris in the Winter (4:12)
11. And the Mountains Echoed (8:18)
12. Beyond the Sea (8:38)
13. Time Will Fade Away (9:28)
14. Paris in the Summer (4:21)
15. Fade Into Oblivion (22:17)

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Re: Paris in the Spring (zantera's music project)
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2014, 09:14:22 PM »
I PMd you saying this already, but I love Twin Peaks.  Its so lovely.

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Re: Paris in the Spring (zantera's music project)
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2014, 03:02:57 AM »
Thanks man, you warmed my heart when you sent that.  :D

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Re: Paris in the Spring (zantera's music project)
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2014, 06:42:06 PM »
Alright so after working hard at it for quite some time now, my music is finally available on Spotify. Either search for Paris in the Spring, or follow this link: http://open.spotify.com/artist/12PsXI5kUJtmW6CZdI9pt5

Hopefully it makes the listening easier for some of you :)

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Re: Paris in the Spring (zantera's music project)
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2014, 08:10:10 AM »
Time for an update!

Just released my new album, the sixth one overall. This album features guest musician Joseph Tingle (who you might know as Perpetual Change here on DTF), and he contributed music on the tracks "Morning Light", "Infinity (Part I)" and "Evening Sun".

Paris in the Spring - Infinity


01. Morning Light (2:24)
02. Infinity (Part I) (8:15)
03. Infinity (Part II) (3:01)
04. Infinity (Part III) (3:36)
05. Cloud Song (4:36)
06. Skyline to the Ocean (17:17)
07. Evening Sun (7:07)


And you can listen to it on the bandcamp: https://parisinthespring.bandcamp.com/album/infinity
Or check out the FB-page: https://www.facebook.com/parisinthespringmusic

It should also be going up on Spotify within a few weeks, but it's not up there yet.

Thanks :)

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Re: Paris in the Spring (zantera's music project)
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2015, 06:46:07 AM »
Just a little update. Today I just released my seventh album, called "The Stars in the Sky are Distant Cities on Fire", a 2 hour double album. It's essentially an ambient/drone album in the spirit of Stars of the Lid, mainly focusing on minimalism. I'm also working on new material that will be more in the spirit of progressive rock, but more on that later.

Paris in the Spring - The Stars in the Sky are Distant Cities on Fire


CD1:
1. A Loud Silence (5:22)
2. Aurora Borealis (2:04)
3. Tokyo (13:15)
4. Requiem For Dying Sisters (Part I) (5:13)
5. Requiem For Dying Sisters (Part II) (9:01)
6. They Don't Sleep Anymore on the Beach (2:22)
7. Red Mist Over Open Fields (6:49)
8. The Stars in the Sky are Distant Cities on Fire (16:01)

CD2:
1. The Leader of the Starry Skies (7:34)
2. Industrial City/Grey Harbour (3:37)
3. London (10:01)
4. Joseph Tingle (4:07)
5. Luminous Clouds Over Central Park (Part I) (8:24)
6. Luminous Clouds Over Central Park (Part II) (2:59)
7. Luminous Clouds Over Central Park (Part III) (5:51)
8. Gothenburg (17:42)


Check it out at: https://parisinthespring.bandcamp.com/album/the-stars-in-the-sky-are-distant-cities-on-fire
FB-page: https://www.facebook.com/parisinthespringmusic

Music is also on Spotify! New album isn't up yet, but should be in the not too distant future.

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Listening now!
btw there's a Rammstein song with the same title as your project.
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He, not quite metty. It actually translates to Spring in Paris, but yeah, it's close.

Also, I've said it before, but I really love Into the Forest. Soooo good. :tup
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I know my music might not be everyone's cup of tea around here, but the new material I have started working on so far has a little bit more of a prog feel. I'm aiming to make a progressive rock album next, with maybe some elements of jazz. We'll see how it progresses, but if it turns out the way I want it to, it might be more interesting for some people here. :)

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for that progressive rock album I mean  ;D
Hey dude slow the fuck down so we can finish together at the same time.  :biggrin:

My band, Overhaul! Releasing a debut album soon!!

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Re: Paris in the Spring - "The Light Between Oceans" - June, 2015
« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2015, 02:46:02 AM »
Time for a new album bump!
This time it's not ambient, but I went back to my signature sound, I feel like this album has more of a metal (and maybe even prog) edge to it, and the result is:

Paris in the Spring - The Light Between Oceans


1. Subsume (07:33)
2. Whiplash (3:50)
3. Windwalker (7:12)
4. Doubt (2:49)
5. Faith (6:31)
6. Salvation (4:13)
7. The Light Between Oceans (10:40)


You can check it out (even download it for free) over at:
https://parisinthespring.bandcamp.com/album/the-light-between-oceans

have a nice day,
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or wait a week or two and it will pop up on the Spotify :>

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Re: Paris in the Spring - "The Light Between Oceans" - June, 2015
« Reply #24 on: June 29, 2015, 08:46:17 AM »
Awesome album. I've had a few listens and I really like the atmosphere, the themes and the instrumentation. Probably my favourite of your albums - Into the Forest and Fade Into Oblivion are the only ones that really come close imo.

Keep up the good work!
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Re: Paris in the Spring - "The Light Between Oceans" - June, 2015
« Reply #25 on: July 08, 2015, 11:50:18 AM »
Thanks man! :D Nice to hear some appreciation! I feel like this album is another step closer into doing a 100% prog rock album, something I would love to do.

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Re: Paris in the Spring - "The Light Between Oceans" - June, 2015
« Reply #26 on: July 08, 2015, 11:53:07 PM »
Just don't get to noodly, ya hear me? :P
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Re: Paris in the Spring - "The Light Between Oceans" - June, 2015
« Reply #27 on: July 09, 2015, 11:33:53 AM »
I don't think there's any risk for that.  :biggrin:

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Re: Paris in the Spring - "Paris is Burning EP" - September, 2015
« Reply #28 on: September 27, 2015, 06:50:46 AM »
Paris is Burning is my new 5 song EP, and possibly the final release under this moniker. I have been toying around with different software lately and been creating some music with a totally different feel to it, and moving forward my focus will be on a brand new project (as of now untitled) where I will be putting out releases. It also feels like a good time to close the book on PITS, maybe not permanently, but at least for the foreseeable future.

Paris is Burning follows in the footsteps of another album I made called "The Stars in the Sky are Distant Cities on Fire", and the ~20 minute EP consists of Ambient/Drone music.

Paris in the Spring - Paris is Burning EP


1. We Fell From the Sky (02:32)
2. Paris is Burning (03:24)
3. Escape (03:15)
4. City Disappearing (03:28)
5. Swan Song (07:16)


Bandcamp: https://parisinthespring.bandcamp.com/album/paris-is-burning-ep
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1FLPNJ3zoVkRXyTlYcw5aHhYEudY6xDU
(It will be up on Spotify in 2-3 weeks probably)

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Re: Paris in the Spring - Atlas (June 2016)
« Reply #29 on: June 04, 2016, 02:43:53 AM »
Atlas is out now! It's more of an ambient album than The Light Between Oceans was, but also incorporates some other familiar elements of PitS like Indie Rock and some Electronica/Drum n Bass.

Paris in the Spring - Atlas


1. Echoes (4:16)
2. Voyager (4:20)
3. Helpless (7:14)
4. 2099 (2:19)
5. Wireless (7:44)
6. Traveler (2:41)
7. Atlas (14:19)


bandcamp: https://parisinthespring.bandcamp.com/album/atlas

will be coming out on Spotify in 2-3 weeks or so, hopefully up on Youtube by then as well.

check it out yo! :)

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Re: Paris in the Spring - Ukiyo (Nov 2016)
« Reply #30 on: November 18, 2016, 04:55:18 AM »
Bumping because I dropped a new album today! :)

Paris in the Spring - Ukiyo


1. White Noise (4:32)
2. Morning Bliss (2:50)
3. Elegy (4:02)
4. Sea Nymph (2:48)
5. Sirens (2:38)
6. Crimson Sky (3:04)
7. Void (2:38)
8. The Rapture (3:03)
9. Floating World (7:41)


https://parisinthespring.bandcamp.com/album/ukiyo
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBgQS4e_zfECyqN_v0c3IbQ
(going up on Youtube shortly and Spotify in a week or two)

It's pretty much a straight up ambient album, so very minimalist and probably decent music while you're vacuuming or doing other things. :)

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Re: Paris in the Spring - Ukiyo (Nov 2016)
« Reply #31 on: November 18, 2016, 06:09:16 PM »
Really enjoying this a lot. For some reason I find it more accessible and evocative than your other purely ambient albums. Not sure if it's a change in your process or something else, but this one feels warmer and more like it has a "human touch". Definitely more of an experiential vibe to this one, I like it a lot.

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Re: Paris in the Spring - Ukiyo (Nov 2016)
« Reply #32 on: November 19, 2016, 03:10:01 AM »
That's good praise! :) It was fun to make and the next one will most likely try to improve upon this release.