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6 days ago
Vivien Lalu

A new A-Z lyric video is up, and as always, the team did an excellent job. I couldn't agree more with Mark; it's also my favorite on the album! Enjoy:)

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1 week ago
Vivien Lalu

I am so grateful to Mister Ling, Shilton and West for including "Paint the Sky" in their top albums of the year in Prog's Critics' Lists 2022. A big thank you to them and Prog magazine!

I still vividly recall my first conversation with Mr. Ling. I jokingly told him that I was concerned about what Prog would think about it all...I was curious, if I were to receive a negative review, would the headline read something like "Lalu Paints the Sky in Dull Colors" lol...speaking of which:

The next opus' title is very pun-worthy, and will certainly tempt a lot of reviewers when it comes to bad review headlines (haha). I always enjoy a good, nasty pun, BUT I hope you will appreciate this one as much as the last.

Wishing you all a lovely and cozy weekend! 🙏✨

Viv

(Photo by Dave Ling)
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I am so grateful to Mister Ling, Shilton and West for including Paint the Sky in their top albums of the year in Progs Critics Lists 2022. A big thank you to them and Prog magazine!

I still vividly recall my first conversation with Mr. Ling. I jokingly told him that I was concerned about what Prog would think about it all...I was curious, if I were to receive a negative review, would the headline read something like Lalu Paints the Sky in Dull Colors lol...speaking of which: 

The next opus title is very pun-worthy, and will certainly tempt a lot of reviewers when it comes to bad review headlines (haha). I always enjoy a good, nasty pun, BUT I hope you will appreciate this one as much as the last.

Wishing you all a lovely and cozy weekend! 🙏✨

Viv

(Photo by Dave Ling)

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Awesome album 🤘

Nice one my friend!! Richly deserved for your wonderful album!!🤘🏻

2 weeks ago
Vivien Lalu

I repeat it all the time, but: it fills my heart with joy to see such positive reception to this record. Thank you, everyone, for listening/supporting. 🙏✨

V.

Repost from Lalu (@Lalu):
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We've just been told that we received two nominations in The Prog Report Awards: "Paint the Sky" is nominated for 'Album of the Year' and "Reset to Preset" is nominated for 'Song of the Year'.

This is a very nice and heartwarming surprise, especially in these difficult and troubled times. Thank you! 🙏

progreport.com/category/prog-report-awards/The 8 fan-vote categories are all live! Voting in the Prog Report Awards ends Dec 5th.
Vote here: progreport.com/category/prog-report-awards/
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I repeat it all the time, but: it fills my heart with joy to see such positive reception to this record. Thank you, everyone, for listening/supporting. 🙏✨

V.

Repost from Lalu (@Lalu):
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Weve just been told that we received two nominations in The Prog Report Awards: Paint the Sky is nominated for Album of the Year and Reset to Preset is nominated for Song of the Year.

This is a very nice and heartwarming surprise, especially in these difficult and troubled times. Thank you! 🙏

https://progreport.com/category/prog-report-awards/

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It is the best, definitely!

Definitely one of the best CDs of the year. A great, fantastic record.

Fabulous Vivien my friend...🤘

3 weeks ago
Vivien Lalu

Took a real risk. No straps.
Wrong move, and that Roland synth would
have finished its life among the fishes, haha!
#rocknroll
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I really liked it! Thanks for sharing... Good thing you kept holding tight to that synth! It would have been a shame to "wash it" at water's edge 🥴... Receive a warm bro hug from a Venezuelan lost in Ecuador!

1 month ago
Vivien Lalu

𝐃𝐀𝐌𝐈𝐀𝐍 𝐖𝐈𝐋𝐒𝐎𝐍 & 𝐁𝐀𝐍𝐃 : in een 2 uur durende show met hoogtepunten uit een 30-jarige carriere, laat Damian Wilson, ondersteund door een volledige band, songs horen uit zijn periode als frontman van progrock bands als Ayreon, LANDMARQ , Threshold en meer. Gecombineerd met songs uit zijn eigen ‘heavier’ repetoire en huidige projecten zoals Headspace en Lalu. Momenteel tourt Damian Wilson met Arena, deze topband was afgelopen dinsdag nog te zien in De Bosuil!
- 𝙫𝙧𝙞𝙟𝙙𝙖𝙜 3 𝙣𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙢𝙗𝙚𝙧 2023-
➤Meer info + tickets: www.debosuil.nl/programma/damian-wilson-band/
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2 months ago
Vivien Lalu

There's a chance we'll get to play the "Paint The Sky" songs live after all... 😉

poppodiumboerderij.nl/programma/damian-wilson-band/?fbclid=IwAR3u90xoJTpiQQAj9g8KGinfIxvTdj1tthMC...*BEVESTIGD* Damian Wilson 'One Knight Only' - 4 november 2023

Volgend jaar komt Damian Wilson, bekend als frontman van Arena, maar ook van Ayreon, Landmarq en Threshold, opnieuw naar Poppodium Boerderij! Damian is één van de meest gevraagde zangers in de hedendaagse progrock en metal wereld.
De voorverkoop is nu begonnen! Ga naar poppodiumboerderij.nl/programma/damian-wilson-band/
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Theres a chance well get to play the Paint The Sky songs live after all... ;)

https://poppodiumboerderij.nl/programma/damian-wilson-band/?fbclid=IwAR3u90xoJTpiQQAj9g8KGinfIxvTdj1tthMCm0lDBsNRNfUdV3wu3nop4bg

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Really?? OMG! That would be awesome. This is one of my favorite albums this year!! 😁😁😁

Paint the Sky..is truly wonderful

Paint the sky en live ? où et quand STP? 🥹🙏🤘

2 months ago
Vivien Lalu

Wishing my dear friend Damian Wilson a very happy birthday—
I hope your birthday is as wonderful as you are, buddy.
You gleam brighter than the sun itself ✨

#happybeardsdayppyBeardsday
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Happy birthday, Damian! I was just listening to Star One's 'Space Metal' again, the other day. Damian was fantastic in that one.

Happy birthday Damian

Joyeux anniversaire alors 😘

2 months ago
Vivien Lalu

Regarding Lalu's third album's demo...

We are not Gods. We're not always capable of producing the right songs or experiencing tremendous pleasure while working on something. It took me a while to realize that my first "demo" wasn't the album I wanted to make...shit happens. I wrote a bunch of tracks and then felt like discarding those drafts, decided to start fresh.

This allowed the creation of "Paint the Sky", a record that included 2-3 songs I'd previously written, yet which felt appropriate in this new setting. It's all about feelings for me. I need to get a sense for the album as a whole, otherwise I'll have to rearrange/redo things.

For this new upcoming record, I am pleased to say that everything made sense right away, and last year I had a fantastic time writing this material with Joop, and hearing the double J's* beautiful recordings now elevate everything to the next level. There's so much to the new album that I can't wait for you to explore it! 🐠👑

Have a great week-end!
V.

*Jelly & Joop

Photo by: Eleftheria Zavalis
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Regarding Lalus third albums demo...

We are not Gods. Were not always capable of producing the right songs or experiencing tremendous pleasure while working on something. It took me a while to realize that my first demo wasnt the album I wanted to make...shit happens. I wrote a bunch of tracks and then felt like discarding those drafts, decided to start fresh.

This allowed the creation of Paint the Sky, a record that included 2-3 songs Id previously written, yet which felt appropriate in this new setting. Its all about feelings for me. I need to get a sense for the album as a whole, otherwise Ill have to rearrange/redo things.

For this new upcoming record, I am pleased to say that everything made sense right away, and last year I had a fantastic time writing this material with Joop, and hearing the double Js* beautiful recordings now elevate everything to the next level. Theres so much to the new album that I cant wait for you to explore it! 🐠👑

Have a great week-end!
V.

*Jelly & Joop

Photo by: Eleftheria Zavalis

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Brother for the last 20 years it always been a pleasure sharing music with you as a player/writer ... many hands make more happen😊 embracing has a longer lifespan than exploiting.. if we forget enjoying what and why we are doing this and that means good and bad choices than this journey wouldnt be complete! Lalu 4 is again a next great phase and destination in this quest... 🙏🏻

We are strong and the chosen one, some of the best things that i've heard this year, sadly i recently Discover your music until this year but i'll keep waiting for more stuff since this time.👌🎸

“Paint The Sky” is one of this year‘s best. Can’t wait for a follow up! Glad to hear you are enjoying the process so much. 

Paint the Sky is my new favorite album..I have 100's of choices.. Records.. CD's..this would be among the top 10 I would grab..if I could only take 10 and run..thank you kindly for it..

I personally thought Paint The Sky was Brilliant!!😎

Super excited! 💪🏼

Paint The Sky est tout simplement mon album de l'année 2022 ! J'adore votre style de composition et Jelly Cardarelli m'a véritablement époustouflé ! J'écoute également le premier A-Z avec beaucoup de plaisir. En attendant Lalu4 avec impatience !!

Can't wait. Pretty much everything I've heard you write is awesome, dude, so - release the unreleased! 🙂

Can't wait

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2 months ago
Vivien Lalu

I've lost count of how many people have asked for this version...I hope it will make them happy :))

Oniric Metal, by Lalu
8 track album
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Vivien Lalu ive got the original cd, bought when the album was released, what version is that? 🙂

Potboy track 8 needs that intro! NEEDS it, simply because it is easily one of THE greatest and epic intro sections ever recorded in any genre.

I have the CD and it’s awesome 🙏👍😎🤟

Love this record. More please. 😉

Je crois bien que c'était mon préféré. La "folie" des 1ers, les imperfections qui sont en fait une identité. Envoie nous en encore ! 😁 (Attention, je kiffe aussi les suivants, hein, mais y'a tjr un album qui sort un peu du lot, pour moi c'est celui-ci...) 🤗

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2 months ago
Vivien Lalu

Another French painter created an artwork inspired by my music--just like Pascal Ferry had done previously with 'The Chosen Ones'. Only this time, the inspiration came from the material of the upcoming Lalu album (as you may hear in the most recent drums recordings previews)! 🐠👑

As I stated previously, the greatest reward is when you've created something that has resonated strongly with someone, inspiring them to create their own piece of art. What an incredible surprise! Thank you, Fredde, for this incredible work 🙏🏻✨

You can follow Fredde Lantredesartistes at Fredde
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Another French painter created an artwork inspired by my music--just like Pascal Ferry had done previously with The Chosen Ones. Only this time, the inspiration came from the material of the upcoming Lalu album (as you may hear in the most recent drums recordings previews)! 🐠👑

As I stated previously, the greatest reward is when youve created something that has resonated strongly with someone, inspiring them to create their own piece of art. What an incredible surprise! Thank you, Fredde, for this incredible work 🙏🏻✨

You can follow Fredde Lantredesartistes at https://www.facebook.com/Frederique.Edde.Popieul

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Pas de mots... Merci🤩😘

2 months ago
Vivien Lalu

I am excited to announce that Jelly has completed his drums recordings for Lalu's fourth album. It was quite a journey! Here is a (raw) preview of some of his amazing drums moments this week. Can't wait for you all to hear the new album! *This is only the beginning of a beautiful journey*
🐠👑
~Viv

www.tama.com/eu/artists/detail/1373.html
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Looking super forward to it. The last album was a breath of fresh air and amazing.

Love it.💚

Is Damian Wilson doing vocals again?

2 months ago
Vivien Lalu

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Wow, geniale Keys👀

2 months ago
Vivien Lalu

STUDIO UPDATE:

My brother Jelly Cardarelli is doing an amazing job on the 4th Lalu record right now. He takes these songs to a whole new level… 🥁

Enjoy this preview & enjoy the week-end!
Viv
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Un nouveau Lalu ? Tu travailles toujours avec les mêmes musiciens ? J'adore ce que tu fais et j'ai hâte d'écouter le nouvel album ! 👏🤘

You guys just have released an amazing album and you are working on the next one already? Wow! Can‘t wait. When is it planned to be released? And yes, Jelly certainly is a great drummer, creatively and technically.

He is fantastic.

Sounds amazing.

le patron.

Oh hell yes.

Can't wait for the next one

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2 months ago
Vivien Lalu

A-Z has a new lyric video out.
I still remember when Mark sent me the drum groove. Immediately imagined some Megadeth riffing, then made it prognxious with keyboards and other things; can't help my YES influence. I've ruined many songs by doing precisely this, but sometimes it works out just fine...anyways,
The work the guys produced amazed me - it's one of my favorite pieces on this record.
Cheers,
Viv
www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8x5erMo1Zw&t=41s
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3 months ago
Kaptor Triggers

🥁 𝐍𝐞𝐰 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 🥁

We're honored to welcome Jelly Cardarelli in the Kaptor family !! Jelly plays in the french 🇫🇷 mordern metal band Disconnected , for the solo project of Vivien Lalu , and many other projects as a session drummer.

Welcome on board Jelly !! 🤘🤘

"Kaptor triggers are just the most accurate, solid and reliable pedals mounted triggers. This is the first time I use this kind of triggers. It's way better than all others type of triggers on the market in my opinion. With this system you're sure to do not have some false triggering from the head... It works with all modules. I use the kaptors with a roland module and it works perfectly.
I'm really happy, it's a game changer. Bravo Kaptor Triggers!"

#kaptortriggers #drummers #triggers #drums #doublebass #pedaltriggers #WEAREDISCONNECTED #lalu
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🥁 𝐍𝐞𝐰 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 🥁

Were honored to welcome Jelly Cardarelli in the Kaptor family !! Jelly plays in the french 🇫🇷 mordern metal band Disconnected , for the solo project of Vivien Lalu , and many other projects as a session drummer. 

Welcome on board Jelly !! 🤘🤘

Kaptor triggers are just the most accurate, solid and reliable pedals mounted triggers. This is the first time I use this kind of triggers. Its way better than all others type  of triggers on the market in my opinion. With this system youre sure to do not have some false triggering from the head... It works with all modules. I use the kaptors with a roland module and it works perfectly.
Im really happy, its a game changer. Bravo Kaptor Triggers! 

#kaptortriggers #drummers #triggers #drums #doublebass #pedaltriggers #WEAREDISCONNECTED #lalu
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