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Mode Par Défaut

by Pierre Rousseau

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Roam 06:19
Tera 05:46
Roma 06:40
Maladresse 05:11


Pierre Rousseau couriers a second packet of minimalistic yet broad synth studies for Mode Par Défaut. Where with Musique Sans Paroles, his previous EP for Beats In Space Records, Rousseau searched for two years in a carefully conceptualized capsule, the first iteration of Mode Par Défaut was executed within just a few weeks of creative spontaneity. Paris lockdowns allowed Pierre to embrace his obsession for technical tinkering and dive deeper into the EP, exploring new collaborations and unfamiliar times with his trusted ARP 2600 synthesizer.

Mode Par Défaut takes its name from a neuroscience term; in English “default mode network.” Thought to be most commonly active when the brain is in a state of wakeful rest, such as while in reverie, or when an individual is contemplating others, themselves, the past or the future, it is also associated with external task performance. It is in this play space that Mode Par Défaut was conceived, and maybe received: six examples of lustrous, aquiline electro, ambient and downtempo levity emanating from a dextrous mind-machine meld at play.


released November 22, 2021

Composed, Recorded, Produced and Mixed by Pierre Rousseau
Percussive arrangement on “Mode Par Défaut” by Maria Teriaeva
Spoken voice on “Mode Par Défaut” by Mana Haraguchi
Bridge arrangement on “Roam” by Paul Prier

Mastered by Adrien Pallot
Design by Will Work For Good
Videos by Valentin Gillet

Recorded at home in the French countryside, at Studio NCLS (Paris)

“Roam” is a development of an early demo of “Pastorale” (featured on Musique Sans Paroles), and follows the same composition

Management by Alexandre Gaulmin

© + ℗ 2021 Pierre Rousseau, licensed exclusively to RVNG Intl. All rights reserved


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