AVAILABLE on CD at FADAL RECORDS (3/1st/12).
It was recorded & mastered from october to december 2011 at home between the shouts of my children.
EMBARK is David Teboul who plays Guitar, bass, drum, keyboards, machines ... and other stuff ...
///// Watch "by the sea" and "everyone but you" video music on YouTube /////
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"An interesting mix of ambient,shoegaze,electronica and post-rock with vocals sometimes.A lot of harmony. A very cool album for relaxation,awesome and intense synths soundscapes, and progressions. The artist has a nice sound.dark atmospheres and positive vibrations.The artist plays all the instruments on this album. ////
J'ai apprécié cet album d'ambient shoegaze.les explorations sonores sont vraiment relaxantes ,planantes,experimentales.L'ajout du chant est très appréciable.L'artiste joue de tous les instruments.Les atmosphères sont essentiellement sombres,des notes de piano,des nappes de synthés,de la guitare,le titre "la terre tombe en morceaux" est excellent".
Bluesbunny Music Reviews :
I know it is no longer pantomime season but Embark’s “Inside Andromeda” EP had me shouting “Look out, there’s a concept album behind you!” as Embark – a French musician called David it would seem – goes off to a provincial town in search of the end of the world.
It will therefore be no surprise to you to learn that these five songs are not in the least fluffy and are instead possessed of a brooding intensity. There is a bit of Coldplay style posturing to be found in the opening song “It’s Time To Go” but that soon gets replaced with a more thoughtful Euro rock take on ambient electronica textures thus making “By The Sea” and “Everyone but You” something more akin to musical paintings than conventional songs.
Those portents of doom – we are in concept territory after all – continue with the relentless chanting of “La Terre Tombe En Morceaux” driving the song along with an almost religious sense of purpose before “Sunrise With Sea Monsters” runs us out of this EP like a soundtrack cue on the lam from a Luc Besson film.
Interestingly dark, as they might say. “Inside Andromeda” is available from Bandcamp.
Leonard's Lair Music Reviews :
Embark is the nom de plume of a French musician called David Teboul and ‘Inside Andromeda’ is said to have been recorded “at home between the shouts of my children”. With such a difficult obstacle to overcome, it’s to Teboul’s credit that he’s managed to put together five largely electronic-based tracks.
The EP begins, perhaps sensibly, with the most radio-friendly offering, ‘It’s Time To Go’. It’s based on the simplest of riffs and even simpler lyrics (the title repeated ad infinitum) but strangely satisfying thanks to the fleshy percussion, strident bass and serene keyboard washes. ‘By The Sea’ moves in to prog rock territory with aching guitar melody and its followed by the sinister ambience of ‘Everyone But You’; a moment which unearths the common ground between Tangerine Dream and early Depeche Mode. Teboul chooses to whisper in English through most of these tracks but the notable exception is ‘La Terre Tombe En Morceaux’ spoken in his native language; the threatening delivery given further ballast by some stentorian keyboards. Finally, ‘Sunrise With Sea Monsters’ seems to borrow a bassline from Breathless and is a suitably moody way to end the EP.
‘Inside Andromeda’ does seem a little dated thanks to its progessive tendencies but Teboul has assembled some inventive, original arrangements. Let’s hope the children allow him to make an album next time.