Hey fella, glad you’re here. I am

gelivan

I spend most of my time making music, writing, walking, falling in love, enjoying silence, cloud watching, climbing trees, trying to do nothing, eating European almonds, listening to music and collecting the best to make the Eclectic Soul podcast.

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About Life

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” – Aldous Huxley

There’s one thing I’m doing that seems to be adding value to other people’s life is a podcast called Eclectic Soul. Over the years, the show slowly shaped itself to become at some point like a photograph of my life, including the soundtrack of my last weeks and also bits of my favorite movies and my own recordings.

“Sometimes you stumble across something like this, and your hope in humanity is tentatively restored well done. Casually mixed, fantastic track selection well done sir.”
– alaska’d

Listen right here on the Mixcloud player on the right side, on soundcloud or iTunes.

 



musica

EP dropping December 12th !
Pre-order with immediate free download of ‘askiya’ available via Bandcamp

After years of struggling with distorted believes about myself that were subtly and surely conditioning my mind, I finally got the courage to concentrate on unleashing my creativity and not give a f*ck about many things. Like a shift of focus on what really matters to me.

This EP to me marks the start of a new chapter in my life, influenced by big changes such as leaving the material comfort of the place I grew up to live as a nomad, discovering my homeland with no plans at my own pace, separation from family to embrace the unknown and just go with the flow.

One day at school when I was 17, the teacher asked us to imagine ourselves at 25 or something. She didn’t really left us the time to think about it by ourselves. I just said pretty much what all the others said : a wife, a job, a 5k salary. I’m turning 29 – no children but two wonderful nieces, no wife but beautiful muses, no house but a few good friends all over the world, no salary but time.

Much love and gratitude to all the listeners who spread the love worldwide for Eclectic Soul in such way I just can’t realise yet.
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breathe. feel. love. let your soul fly

and if you want to listen to all my efforts…

contemplation

askiya video

askiya video

bord du Rhône

bord du Rhône

mouvement

mouvement

thoughts and stories

Le jour où j’ai cessé de me regarder dans la glace

Le jour où j’ai cessé de me regarder dans la glace

Nov 30 2016

On m’a suggéré de partager quelques bribes de textes accompagnés d’images. Moi qui avait mis l’écriture de côté… Avec cette forme précise et réduite, je crois que ça peut donner vie à des partages intéressants. Toujours avec l’intention d’apporter quelque chose de précieux au lecteur. Voici la naissance du journal du vagabond.

eclectic soul 38

eclectic soul 38

Jul 17 2016

Do you ever have this feeling of being in a dream, except you (kinda) know you’re not actually sleeping? I did, many times since I started this new chapter of my life, especially every time I was swimming in the sea. This is probably due to the highest level of freedom I reached so far.

entrevue entre beats avec le docteur peet

entrevue entre beats avec le docteur peet

Jul 06 2016

Rencontre avec peet lors de mon dernier passage à Bruxelles. On fait un tour du rap francophone, de MC Solaar à Jazzy Bazz en passant bien évidement par la crème du hip hop belge.

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inspiration on demand

From times to times I send an e-mail in which I share pieces of my artist’s life, movies and stuff that inspired me. Maybe you’d like to get them ?


De temps en temps j’envoie un e-mail avec des nouvelles sur mes projets, des films ou autres choses qui m’ont inspirées. Peut-être que ça t’intéresse ?

contribute

If what I do is adding any value or joy to your life, maybe you’d like to support me with a donation of 2$ per month?

become a patron

I live a simple life. Focusing on music making (first EP to be released in December 2016) as well as film making (first music video available in the middle of this page). I need no more than 500$ per month to cover my essential needs. With this amount I would even save some money to invest it in something valuable for me and the people around me. In 2017 for exemple I’d like to set up an intimate creative retreat. Something very easy, not much to do, mainly just have a break from the world and spend some time with oneself and a few interesting folks in an inspiring place. These events will be available for contributors only, and they’ll just have to take care of the travel costs.

Basically, just 250 people offering 2$ per month would cover my essential expenses and even allow me to save some money to invest later in something valuable to me and again my audience and the people around me. With just 5 contributors so far, we’re already passed 100$ (much love and gratitude to my generous fellas from the US).

Let’s Get In Touch !

Always nice to hear from you.

For anything, feel free to send me an e-mail.

~ Amour et Simplicité ~