The Trial

by m o k r o ï é

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"The Cheat Generation" Music Video :
youtu.be/PUO44GiSo5Y

"Once Locked" Music Video :
youtu.be/SCLAhdxayj8
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"The Trial"


An Album designed with a leading theme, each title corresponds to a certain key scene of an imaginary movie, in a sense each track evokes very easily very powerful imagery, intense and full of strength.

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The first track "The Cheat Generation"has sprung like a stream, the sounds were within me for many years, I think, so they've come alive rapidly in writing (conceptualizing, sound, lyrics), following our crossing with the video producer Morya Tchibinda, and the idea of writing a video in a simultaneaously almost, a movie and a track that impact us strongly in many ways, it must be said.

The idea of this Album is the logical follow up of this first title.

The second track has come to light due to the first one, in continuity, it would have never existed without it, and it goes down a direction impregnated by the first one.

The third one exists thanks to the second one without which it would have not had this configuration, and neither that one would have existed if the first one hasn't been there.

The fourth one was created finally as a natural creation derived from the third, second and first ones, without them it would not have taken the form it did in this manner, and referring to the sounds of the other ones, and even more so to the first one which becomes almost its opposite.

I was often asked why I don’t create more « joyful » pieces, a fact that somehow can prevent a certain public to let itself be carried away by the inner world of m o k r o ï é .

This light, this unmeasurable energy is present on all mk titles (energy of hope or despair, it's up to you to decide), search for it or better, feel it intensely.

In the fourth track, which is the result of the previous ones, the light is more apparent because the outcome has led us to this place, following the "trials" (The Trial) which were overcame in the three previous titles.

In a sense this fourth piece will make easier for some people who did not have this perception to understand that Mokroïé's music is much more peaceful and ..incandescent than they thought, probably struck by certain violent or disruptive aspects, inherent in the expression of m o k r o ï é style as well.

The composition style of mk, beyond expressing emotions, is also conceived as a game:
continuously playing with sounds, voices, or varying vocal performances is a very interesting way to continue to play like a child would play with Lego bricks.
The fun of making sounds, game titles' construction, the playfulness is always present in each of the tracks, including (especially?) in a piece such as "Dust Spilled Into My Bloody Mouth".


- You will be moved by the first track.
- You will get scared when listening to the second, approaching madness.
- You will find calmness, meditation, peacefulness within the third track, but a threat is never far away.
- You will find an incredible and liberating energy that you might not expect in the fourth and final track.

Francesco

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As Francesco said, we "settle for" creating evocative titles of the entire existing emotions panel and it is quite a broad one.
We are creators of visual and audio matter.
This is how I define us as well. I only can say that you have seen only an infinitesimal part of what happens in Francesco's and my mind. The production being too fragile it does not allow us to expose more.

This EP unfolds like a coil. With "The Cheat Generation", the first track, we went to a certain place, guided by a small light that we continue to follow , the other tracks reminding us that there is madness, fear, loneliness, inner strength, beauty, Love and Life.

Some people "pointed out" me that perhaps should have continued in the Acid Jazz Funk Soul style as before. m o k r o ï é , even if it's ranked in the Electro Trip Hop music trend, is a broader concept, full of ideas, sounds, lights and images, and on top of that I have this great vocal freedom to do what I want.

Being myself a sort of a chameleonic personality, of ideas, appearances, a voice, presence, a patchwork "bizarre", m o k r o ï é allows me to express myself, visualize, write and sing.
And m o k r o ï é i s a human adventure, a family that has lasted for 7 years now. I have this sensitivity to consider this aspect more important than anything else.

Carol


m o k r o ï é

“The Trial” .

Un EP 4 titres (+ 1 titre bonus) conçu avec un fil conducteur, chaque titre correspondant à une scène clé d’un film imaginaire, dans le sens où chaque titre évoque très facilement des images très fortes, puissantes, intenses.

Le premier titre est « sorti » d’un jet, cette musique était en moi depuis de nombreuses années, et elle s’est concrétisée très rapidement dans l’écriture (construction, sonorités, suggestion de textes) suite à notre rencontre avec le réalisateur Morya Tchibinda, et l’idée d’écrire un clip en simultané quasiment, un film et un titre qui frappent fort dans plusieurs sens, c’est le cas de le dire.

L’idée de l’E.P. 4 titres est la suite logique de ce premier titre.

Le second titre existe grâce au premier, il n’aurait jamais existé sans lui, et emprunte un chemin qui n’aurait jamais existé sans ce premier titre.

Le troisième titre existe grâce au second sans lequel il n’aurait jamais eu cette orientation, qui lui n’aurait jamais existé sans le premier.

Le quatrième titre existe finalement grâce aux troisième, second et premier titre, sans lesquels il n’aurait jamais abouti de cette manière, et faisant référence aux sonorités des autres titres, et davantage au premier qui devient quasiment son pendant opposé.

On m’a souvent fait remarquer de ne pas faire de titre plus « joyeux », qui, d’une certaine manière empêche un certain public de se laisser porter par l’univers de m o k r o ï é.

Cette lumière, cette énergie démesurée est présente sur tous les titres de mk, (énergie de l’espoir ou du désespoir.

Dans ce quatrième titre, la lumière est plus visiblement présente car le dénouement nous a mené là, suite aux « épreuves » (The Trial) passées dans les précédents morceaux.

Dans un sens ce quatrième morceau permettra de révéler plus facilement à certains qui n’avaient pas eu cette perception, que la musique de m o k r o ï é est bien plus pacifique et incandescente qu’ils ne l’avaient perçue, sans doute heurtés par certains aspects violents ou dérangeants qui sont inhérents à l’expression de m o k r o ï é également.

La composition chez mk, au-delà d’exprimer des émotions, est aussi faite de jeu :
Jouer en permanence avec les sonorités, les voix, les interprétations vocales est un moyen de continuer à jouer comme un enfant qui jouerait avec ses Legos.
Le plaisir des sonorités, du jeu de construction des titres, l’aspect ludique est toujours présent dans chacun des titres.

- Vous allez être remué par le premier morceau.
- Vous pourrez ressentir de la peur avec le second, en s'approchant de la folie.
- Vous allez trouver un apaisement, un recueillement, le calme avec le troisième titre, mais une menace n’est jamais très éloignée.
- Vous allez trouver une énergie folle et libératrice que vous ne soupçonniez pas dans le quatrième et dernier titre.

Francesco

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Comme le dit Francesco, nous nous « contentons » de créer des titres évocateurs de tout le panel émotionnel existant et il est assez large.
Nous sommes des créateurs de matière visuelle et sonore.

C’est comme cela que je nous défini aussi. Autant vous dire que vous n'avez vu que l'infinitésimal de ce qui se passe dans nos têtes à Francesco et moi.  
La production trop fragile ne nous permettant pas d'exposer davantage.

Cet EP se déroule comme une bobine. Avec « The Cheat Generation », le premier titre,
nous sommes allés quelque part, guidés par une petite lumière que l'on continue de suivre au fil des autres titres nous rappelant qu'il existe folie, peur, solitude, force intérieure, beauté , Amour et Vie.

À moi, on a parfois " fait remarqué" de ne pas poursuivre dans l'Acid Jazz Funk Soul comme avant. m o k r o ï é , même si on le classe dans l'Electro Trip Hop est plus large d'idées, de sons, de lumière et d'images et j'ai cette grande liberté vocale à faire ce que je veux.

Comme je suis caméléon d'idées, d'apparences, de voix, d'existence, un patchwork brouillon, m o k r o ï é me permet d'exprimer, de visualiser, d'écrire et de chanter.
Et puis m o k r o ï é c'est une aventure humaine, une famille qui dure depuis plus de 6 ans maintenant. J'ai cette sensibilité à trouver cet aspect plus important que tout le reste.

Carol

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released March 1, 2014

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Mastering @ JulienGB juliengb.free.fr


Production: m o k r o ï é
Music & Arrangement : Francesco
Lyrics & Vocals : Carol

Artwork issued from the official music video "The Cheat Generation" directed by Morya Tchibinda.

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Our music inspires vivid imagery and it can be very interesting for a number of creative artists in visual arts field around the world.
Our tracks can be integrated in films soundtracks; our music evokes a range of emotions and ambients feelings which can be embraced by a multitude of artistic fields and highly inspire artists starting from the beginning of the creative process to the final work.
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Track Name: The Cheat Generation
The Cheat Generation

I’m Fed up with you
I’m fed up
you make me feel like killing you, bloodying you, maiming you
I’m lost….. in the crowd
So alone So alone
And now…... what?
What’s next?
Cheating generation

You cheat, you lie ……you lie everyday
You cheat, you lie ……you lie everyday
You cheat, you lie ……you lie everyday
You cheat, you lie ……you lie everyday

You cheat, you shit
You punk, you fuck
And now….what?
What’s next?
You cheat, you shit
You punk, you fuck
I’m lost…in the crowd
So alone….

You cheat, you lie ……you lie everyday
You cheat, you lie ……you lie everyday


Come…….downstairs
This way
I know it’s cold
Calm down, calm down
shuuuuuuut



© Carol Aplogan 2011
Track Name: A Sign for A Return
A Sign for A Return


The darkness is the veil behind
Which his face appears
The moon whispers the details
Of his beard
I see the scene
I see his eyes, searching the part
Of my mind to a quiet corner
My English is too French
But what, you understand
That I’m keen on telling you
What I saw
I’m the witness of his eyes

You gave me something, permanent and sustainable
An explicit light, a quiet strength
You don’t need to comment
I gave you something, permanent and sustainable
One night, some dreams
That you don’t need to comment.

You seem to hesitate, to end
Her agony
But you take a good start, by pushing
The thin blade.
In a round belly
After a fierce struggle
Round and red, blood and screams
I have to open my legs, to create
An anchor for his escape
For his escape…..pushing the thin blade.

You gave me something, permanent and sustainable
An explicit light, a quiet strength
You don’t need to comment
I gave you something, permanent and sustainable
One night, some dreams
That you don’t need to comment

© Carol Aplogan
Track Name: Once Locked
Once Locked


It’s my bubble
Aloneness zone
My head in hands
I cover myself
Out there, I’m another
Here inside, I’m another
Noise bothers me, once locked
I only hear my breath, once locked.
I get up and change room
With a new skin.
My path is open……free
Love‘s waiting,
Somewhere
So I wait, suspended
So I wait.
Without any moving pictures
Only white screen, only white screen

Then I pray, I pray for me
Then I pray, down on my knees.
Then I pray, I pray for me
Then I pray, down on my knees.

© Carol Aplogan
Track Name: Unlocked (Live version)
UNLOCKED

I unlocked my locks,
I couldn’t do it alone
I unlocked my locks,
I couldn’t do it alone
Come with me
So much better, with you
Come with me
So much better.
I unlocked my locks,
I couldn’t do it alone
I unlocked my locks,

Come with me
So much better, with you
Come with me
So much better.

Take me to the light, give me your words
Give me your words
Take me to the light, give me your words
Give me your words
Poetry
(Take me to…..to the light)


Take me to the light, give me your words
Give me your words
Take me to the light, give me your words
Give me your words

Take me to…..the light (Give me your words)
Take me to ….the light ( Give me your words)

© Carol Aplogan