S8JFOU is a French music producer doing live on modular synth. He has announced the release of a new album called Cynism which will be out on November 13th via Parapente Music. According to the press release, in order to fully live his music and to produce it, he needed to be isolate in a self-built house in the mountains, far from noises and judgments. His electronic compositions are thus freer. Since 2016, he has gained in popularity among the young producers who love analog sounds and sound synthesis. By focusing on his discography, it is easy to feel a progress, an improvement due to the drastic changes in his life.
The more alone he is, the more accomplished his albums become. “Cynism” is the second to come out of his lonely house, where he is almost self-sufficient. Its name was chosen as a reference to cynical philosophy, especially to the thought of Diogene from Sinope : The Cynic school preaches virtue and wisdom – qualities that can only be achieved through freedom – and is radical against the commonly accepted conventions, in a constant effort to get closer to nature.
“I discovered how to let go when one is completely alone, to live a trance-like experience when one composes, he says. By living there, I realized we don’t need anything to live. I make fire in the wood stove for heating but also for cooking, I go shopping once a month, a three hours walk away… The rest of the time I create.”
Check the official video for the track “Mickey Under Every Wall“.