Devotion

by François Minaux

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Devotion is François Minaux's debut album. He combines Experimental, Free Improvisation and Contemporary classical genres.

Devotion looks at the different aspects of humankind’s devotion during its existence on Earth. How it has venerated Earth, prob the mystery of existence and how it shares those experiences with each other.

The first song, Devotion portrays the practice of love between two human beings. It is about this intimate communion that links two persons when they devote oneself to the other.

The next piece, Powder of Time sees mankind’s life cycle on planet Earth during which it worships the place they are living on. Here, the ground is not only a kind of underground mausoleum but also the womb where life spring forth.

The last song, Surrender talks about the moment when oneself slows down its pace to synchronize with outer perception of everyday life. In this state of presence, we can not only better appreciate the simple things such as a smile, a hand on your shoulder or accepting help from others but also magnify consideration we have for each other.

The album was recorded and produced in Austin, TX, U.S.A. between July 2018 and July 2019 and in Labouillant, FRANCE between July 29 and July 31 2019.

The three songs where written, composed and recorded by François Minaux in Austin, TX U.S.A. Each song is followed or combined with an or some free improvisation sections where additional musicians can be heard. Most of the improvisation sections where recorded in Labouillant, France

All the music was composed, arranged and mixed by François Minaux.

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released December 30, 2019

Lyrics and Music by François Minaux

François Minaux: vocals, flutes, percussion, keyboards
Baptiste-Florian Marle-Ouvrard: keyboards
Pascal Minaux: Modular synthesizer
Kenken Gorder, trumpet

Additional recording by Pascal Minaux. Thomas Minaux: grand piano

Produced, Recorded & Mixed by François Minaux

Mastered by Nathan Moody at Obsidian Sound

Photography: Nadine Photography
Banner photograph: Black hole picture from the NASA (2019)

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François Minaux Austin, Texas

François Minaux is a French singer, multi-instrumentalist, multi-disciplinary artist, lyricist and composer based in Austin, Texas in the USA.

His music combines experimental, free improvisation and contemporary classical genres.

“Emotion is the universal language between all living things.” François Minaux
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Track Name: Devotion - Part I: Round Rock Library
No stars in the sky tonight
Just the highway and this vulgar sunset
In the parking lot we sit side by side
Your hip resting one foot from mine
In the constellation of cars
We have drawn ourselves
Track Name: Devotion - Part I: kneeled disenchant ramp
I saw the most innocent love
But a cloud was blurring it, fading it
You turned your face toward the light
And when the light entered your face
I lost you
Track Name: Powder of Time
With cupped hands, I prob your mystery
For each layer holds a story

With a bucket, I will make a castle out of your flesh - out of your bones And at the top of each minaret, I will place a fossil
A prayer, a witness of the past
A jewel shining on us

Through a sieve, I will silently watch the powder of time consuming itself

And as my blood satisfy your thirst - And as you petrify my heart
In your womb you will protect my secret
Your offspring will bear beauty
And their first cry will be an ode to truth
Track Name: Powder of Time: ancient glaze; animal gravitas; blind particle; over a quiet rim
With cupped hands, I prob your mystery
For each layer holds a story

With a bucket, I will make a castle out of your flesh - out of your bones And at the top of each minaret, I will place a fossil
A prayer, a witness of the past
A jewel shining on us all - on us al...

Through a sieve, I will silently watch the powder of time consuming itself
Track Name: Surrender
As I surrender my body
Life's mechanism starts to show itself

It is the simple things - when you raise your eyes to me
It is the simple things - when you ask if I need any help
It is the simple things - when I watch quietly your lips form into a smile
It is the simple things - when I feel your arm around my shoulders - that touch me most

As muscles and bones blindly temper against the unknown
I will turn a protective gaze toward my loved ones
As I spring my legs forward to attend the everyday chores

Awareness will slightly fall backward - like an echo - just a few steps behind
Mindfulness will diss-synchronize itself from the flesh
Falling behind the contour, the skinline of my body

As I gently bend my neck on one side
As consciousness fadingly echoes fleshness
I will feel and receive your utmost attention
Track Name: Surrender: Animus...summissus
As I gently bend my neck on one side
As consciousness fadingly echoes fleshness
I will feel and receive your utmost attention
Track Name: Surrender: Sequin linea bassin
Awareness will slightly fall backward - like an echo - just a few steps behind
Mindfulness will slightly diss-synchronize itself from the flesh
Falling behind the contour, the skinline of my body

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