Motel de Minuit was born out of a common sensibility more than a musical collaboration in the classic sense of the term. I haven't really been able to meet Nobuhide Tsutsuma yet, but what I got to know about him and his music on the web really touched me.
Nobuhide is a Japanese guitarist with a very intimate approach to music. He composes as a craftsman can work, with tools of character that give his music a very personal patina. That's what made me want to offer him to produce this title together.
The result is very organic, with a moving sound material. The notes merge with the resonances, the chords dissolve into musical dust.
Thanks to Nobuhide for accepting my invitation.
A big thank you also to Sébastien Paquereau for the visual.
released February 5, 2021
Composed by Nobuhide Tsutsuma & Arnaud Castagné
Produced by Memory Scale
Recorded & mixed at Splank Studio, Bordeaux, France.
Artwork by Sébastien Paquereau