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Monthly Archive July, 2011

We’re Making a Record!

Chef Menteur has raised enough funds through our Kickstarter drive to put out the new double LP East of the Sun & West of the Moon on vinyl. The Man said it couldn’t be done. Vinyl? Ridiculous. DOUBLE VINYL? INSANE. So *thank you* to all our friends and supporters who helped us put the music, […]

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And oh yeah… we made it.

Thanks to all our friends, family, and fans for supporting us in our Kickstarter drive! We crossed the 100% line this weekend. Read more about it here.

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Pioneers, ambience, drumbeats and an exclusive mp3.

In my opinion CM are one of the most unheralded pioneers of ambience in the past 10 years. —from a new article about Chef Menteur on Beat the Indie Drum. There’s also an exclusive download of “I Belong to this Plateau” —the very first mp3 from East of the Sun and West of the Moon […]

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Terra Incognita (original mp3s part 7)

Electronic music has always been a part of Chef Menteur, and this early track is about as dub-acid as we got, playing with two 303s, a slowed down-drum machine . “Terra Incognita” by Chef Menteur  

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Chun-li (original mp3s part 6)

Another track from the early days that benefitted greatly by a visit by our friend Mack—who, having returned recently from living and traveling in the Far East, provided the main vocal sample from his impressive collection of Chinese pop music. Perhaps our first attempt to ruthlessly pillage Asian sounds? This one also became a live […]

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The Quickening (original mp3s part 5)

Here’s another super early track from the ancien régime of Chef Menteur. This one became a live staple for many years to come. A simple drum beat, groovy bass line and a repeating four-chord progression alternating between Mellotron and Farfisa, overdubbed with samples from Art Bell’s Coast to Coast AM radio show and a 1980’s […]

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Letter from New Orleans: Why Kickstarter?

Dear friends, Chef Menteur’s Kickstarter project has only a couple of weeks to go. We feel like this is a good time to address the following question that some of you have asked us: “What is Kickstarter and why are you using it?” Because to be able to make this album, we need enough people […]

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July 15 “Bladerunner” show at the Eiffel Society with the Beams

For more info, go here. As part of our campaign to raise awareness for our Kickstarter project (only 2 weeks left!), we’ll be playing one final gig at another really cool and unique location. The show is next Friday, July 15th, at the Eiffel Society, the glass and iron building that rises above St. Charles […]

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