146 | emmanuel de la paix – terre brûlée

Terre Brûlée is not only the French term describing scorched earth, i.e. a war-time strategy of not leaving anything behind when retreating from an enemy but also the state into which humanity seems to drive our planet. And it is no coincidence that it is the title of Emmanuel de la Paix’s follow-up album to his outstanding debut “Rescue Pack”. The nine new tracks find their sweet spot once again at the Radiohead-esk intersection of shoegaze, post rock and cinematographic ambient, yet this time, the drama leaves more space for the atmospheric undertones and the quiet and subtle urgency of Emmanuels music. To this end, “Terre Brûlée” reminisces of brilliant acts like Bohren & the Club of Gore or Godspeed You! Black Emperor who are adding to the obvious references to Icelandic post rock drama known from his predecessor. When speaking of Iceland, it is worth highlighting that the album has been magnificently mixed and mastered by Birgir Jon Birgirsson who has not only done so for Emmanuele’s debut album but probably for most of Icelands finest acts throughout the last decade. The slow burning deepness of Terre Brûlée manifests perfectly on tracks like “Earth Pulse” or “Miserychords” where piano, distorted guitars and crisp electronica converge into an immersive wall of sound that appears to move slowly but steadily and shows less superficial pose but more substance and depth. Complementing the overall impression is the artwork that is an apocalyptic creation from steel, paper and leather in an amazing Terre Brûlée colour and has been created by the emerging Swiss Artist – Matthew Gottardi. By exploring his trademark ingredients more in-depth than in-breadth, Emmanueles new album creates a sound that is more post-ambient and less post-rock than the predecessor and through that, appears even more mature and balanced.


  1. snowfall
  2. moonburn
  3. heathen
  4. green machine
  5. earth pulse
  6. dark nature
  7. sunborn
  8. murals
  9. miserychords



artwork by Matthew Gottardi www.matthewgottardi.com
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some feedback:

ES / ORKUS, RADIO HANNOVER, GRENZWELLEN (Y) – SIMONA SALERNO / DEEP HOUSE MAGAZINE great stuff – CYPRIEN ROSE / LUI, HOUZ-MOTIK, WAXDOESMATTER nice Introspection – VICTOR SANTANA / DJ MAG ES Amazing music. Moonburn is magic. Love Love Emmanuel de la Paix. Gracias – CARL CRAIG / PLANET-E dl 4 erno thx! – JOHN DIGWEED / BEDROCK RECORDS downloading – PEDRO MARTINS / KARAKTER, SINCHI COLLECTIVE thanks – KEVIN PRESS / EXCLAIM CA, BADD PRESS, THE MODERNS Thanks, K. – WOLFGANG DORNINGER / FADI Like every second of this awesome album. airplay via fadimat105 Oct. 4th. – LERI AHEL / MUTANT DISCO RADIO SHOW AIRED ON PIOONER DJ RADIO, SPACE RADIOFM, MIXPEOPLEFM, DINAMOFM ETC Some lovely tracks here. Will support. – NORI / CLUBBERIA, DISK UNION, INTER FM, TIME OUT TOKYO, WAX POETICS JAPAN, BNANA.JP, POSIVISION, thank you. – CHRISTIAN TJABEN / BYTE.FM ok – MAETRIK / MACEO PLEX / MOTHERSHIP, DUMB UNIT, CROSSTOWN REBELS, TREIBSTOFF Downloaded for Maceo Plex/Mariel Ito, thanks for the music! – DUBIKS STAFF / DUBIKS We will support, Spin on Connectfm (Tracks of the Week) & Dubiks Spotify Playlist – LUNARLODGE / FACT MAGAZINE, CULT MONTREAL, REPEATER RADIO good stuff, thanks! – LARS TUNCAY / PERSONA NON GRATAM MDR1 excited – DAVID STRAUSS / EX BERLINER ! – RODERICH FABIAN / BAYERISCHER RUNDFUNK peaceful, easy – BINNY COLVIN / CIUT FM, THE MINX SESSIONS Moody beautifully composed atmospheric – STUART BRUCE / CHAIN DLK Downloading for possible review on ChainDLK.com – HARRY RUFFNER / NOICE! a very well thought out album – JU / UPPERBERRY Dope =) – STEVEN GOSZMANN / RADIO FUNKWERK, MUSICLOVERZ can i get full versions – ART JEFFERSON / COLORISING intense and beautiful – VITO CAMARETTA / CHAIN D.L.K Murals is the peak – JAN-ERIK ZANDERSSON / UNIVERSUM NOLL ++++ – BARRCODE / BACKSEAT MAFIA Beautiful. Look forward to promoting in future mixes. Thanks. – DJ MONTANA / MDR SPUTNIK, CLUB BASEMENT.NET Sorry. Not for me. – AURELIO CIANCIOTTA / WICKED STYLE full support… – MAREK MOSKALUS / MOSKALUS Superb!!! – SASHA / CIRCUS RECORDINGS, RENAISSANCE, GLOBAL UNDERGROUND very cool – RUBEN MANDOLINI / DEFECTED, STEREO PRODUCTIONS, SAVED, CR2, SNATCH!, TOOLROOM Nice, thanks! – JORIS VOORN / GREEN, REJECTED, COCOON Downloaded, thanx. – THE FUSED WIRELESS PROGRAMME / THE FUSED WIRELESS PROGRAMME A curiosity – LAURENT / WTM another wtm’s playlist is coming soon…;) – TOMAZ / KIOSK RADIO earth pulse fave.. great atmosphere – ERICK GASCA / CLUB FURIES A sweet and subtle trip to times both nostalgic and utopian. The sound melting pot is varied, which creates different atmospheres. Supported. Thank you for sharing your music with us. – PHILIP DOWNEY / SWOON, PASTLESSONFUTURETHEORIES BLOG like moon burn, green machine, earth pulse, misery chords, could try some one adio. – PATRICK LINDSEY / FUNKWELLE, HIDEOUT, KANZLERAMT, TERMINAL M, HARTHOUSE So wonderful soundscapes! Listening pleasures – DUNCAN GRAY / TICI TACI some great textures here, thank you – MARTIN RISEL / DEUTSCHLANDRADIO KULTUR I like his emotional landspapes, will play 2-3 in my next night show – ATHEB / RAUSCHZEIT ok thats a mixture .. and dark in soundscape – is a 4/5 and esp. tracks #2, #4 & #5 :) – JENNY ARREDONDO / FEED THE RAVER Will play Emmanuel de la Paix – Sunborn – MATTHIAS GANTZ great – MIKE HERON / BTE RECORDS, BTE PODCAST Interesting tracks – WERNER NIEDERMEIER / BIOTOP, AYEKO, RUE DE PLAISANCE, BROQUE nice work! – VIALOCAL / AUDIOPHILE DEEP, SNKE OF SUNCLOCK, VIALOCAL RECORDINGS, SCIENCE CULT Thanks a lot for the promo, much appreciated! – KLOVN / PHIL, STELLA POLARIS MUSIC, TEAM RECORDS GIANT yes! – NADJA LIND / LUCIDFLOW RECORDS beautiful vibes – LUKE STOKES / WLUW ABSTRACT SCIENCE, DEEZAL RECORDS Sunborn is the cut – STUART D. ALEXANDER / BUNKER SEVENTEEN, CONVENANZA FESTIVAL beautiful – MARTIN BÖTTCHER / BYTE.FM, DEUTSCHLAND RADIO, TAGESSPIEGEL, TECHNOARM good trx – PATRICK ZIGON / BIOTOP LABEL great spheres! – SEBASTIAN / F.A.R.E.S / BASS AND SPACE profound album, thanks! – SUBKUTAN / GROOVE MAGAZINE sfantastic! – ANTON BANKS / THE VAULT RADIO SHOW I’ll try Green Machine, Earth Pulse, Dark Nature, and Miserychords. Thanks.