Singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, mixing and mastering engineer. I've written, produced, mixed and mastered all songs of folk duo the Sandman's Orchestra, written scores for 2 indie movies and created 3 libraries for Kontakt 5.
I was singer/guitarist of cult French Band Vera Clouzot for 10 years. We played 150 concerts, including support slots for Jeff Buckley and Smog. We recorded 4 albums in pro studios and that's where I started learning everything I could about mixing and mastering. 10 years ago I set up my own home studio, got more and more involved in all aspects of producing, arranging, mixing and mastering. I wrote scores for 2 indie Spanish movies, then focused on my atmospheric folk duo the Sandman's Orchestra and wrote, produced, mixed and mastered our 4 albums. Irish chanteuse Karen Egan hired me to sing a duet with her (in French) on her "Charlatane" album.
I play guitar, bass, banjo, keyboards, drums, percussion and can sing lead or backing vocals in English or in French. I have tons of virtual instruments too.
I'm also interested in sound design. As "Mister Sandman", I've created 3 libraries for Kontakt 5.
2 years ago, I signed with dark ambient label Cryo Chamber as Beyond the Ghost and released 2 successful albums for them - I wrote, produced, mixed and mastered both albums.
I am passionate and I'm a perfectionist. I have a lot of experience as a musician, producer and songwriter.
Today I want to contribute to other people's music, bring my skills, creativity and musical sensitivity to new projects.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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I had the pleasure of working with Pierre when I was making my album Charlatane. I had been interested in Pierre's work and thought it would be great to work together on a project. So I invited him to sing a duet with me in French (J'aime l'amour). He recorded the vocals in his studio and I can say that his dedication and enthusiasm for the project were impeccable. He had great technical expertise and I was really impressed with his attention to detail. A consummate professional, Pierre is brimming with artistic integrity.
Interview with Pierre Laplace
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Mark Nevers, Martine Tucker, Tim Friese-Green, Brian Eno, David Sylvian, Kate Bush, Mark Kozelek
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a relatively minimal set up with gear and plug-ins that I know inside out, which ensures great workflow : 27-inch iMac with quad core processor and 16 GBs of RAM, Ableton Live 9, Apogee interface, Michael Joly Engineering boutique microphone, Audio-Technica AT4041, tons of plug-ins and an assortment of instruments : guitars, bass, banjo, electronic drum kit hooked up to EZDrummer 2, percussions, kalimba, mouth organ, harmonicas ...
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My experience as a musician, performer, player and recording engineer. It's important to have a musician's perspective on a song when I mix or master a track/
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Finding a good atmosphere for the song, either in my choice of instrumentation or in my mixing choices.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I like a warm, organic sound. I like to keep the dynamics and flow of the song and not over-compress things.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Let's talk! Tell me about you, your vision, your musical references.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'm a perfectionist. Nothing makes me happier than a job well done. I'm easy to communicate with and I'm open-minded. I can promise my clients I'll work to the best of my abilities until we are both satisfied with the result.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: In September 2018, my folk duo The Sandman's Orchestra released "The Ninth Wave", a reinterpretation of Kate Bush's B-side to her classic Hounds of Love album. It's something that hadn't been attempted before. I played all instruments, sang some backing vocals, arranged, produced, mixed and mastered the album.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Singer-songwriter stuff and folk, mainly, but also soul, pop, rock and electronica. I also love old-school hip-hop and making beats/instrumentals