Paulin Rogues / El Popo SangreArt Director
Paulin Rogues AKA El Popo Sangre is a french indie CGI filmmaker. He writes, draws, and builds his own universes about love & absurdity.
What influence does music have in your life as a creative?:
To keep my mind up. Each time I listen to a sound, it has to challenge me. I like music when I don’t get it, when it sounds like nothing. Most of time, I listen to music while walking. This is when I write and imagine the majority of the images & film I make. I feel the music like shapes, structure, colours & sensation. I like a song when I can imagine something with it.
That’s why I love “abstract sounds”, because it’s a challenge to represent them, to tell a story with a music that doesn’t seem to have it. I can listen a 30min loop of a beat if I can imagine something with it. It’s transcendental. A way to get off everything.
And then, when I work I listen to ambient music (I love kompakt’s pop ambient compilation) just to have a background to wrap me in a particular state.
I can’t work in silence, music is here to create an environment around me, a particular place out of time and space, to let me focus on what I am doing.
I have this fault, to rationalise everything, so if I am aware that I am just sitting on a chair, looking at my computer, it’s broken. The music allows me to forget everything, to reach a state of mind where fear, doubt & shame don’t exist.
Tell us about your playlist:
This is, mostly, the songs that are in my life everyday, what I listen to since my boyhood (and some are from today).
It’s like a compilation of songs that each have a particular connection to some moment of my life.
Each one is a soundtrack and represents a moment of my life or a part of who I am, what I do. There are some love songs, some dancing ones, some sad, some funny, some boring.
This is a playlist representing my travel across life.
- We’ll Meet Again – Mickey Moonlight
- Under The Sun – Mark Pritchard
- O Superman – Laurie Anderson
- The Movers And The Shakers – Herbert
- Connecting The Ghost – Roman Flugel
- The Perfect Kill – Hypo
- Elle et Moi – Max Berlin
- Opening Bell – Tyondai Braxton
- Souless Dreamer – Agoria
- Desire – Thieves Like Us
- External Combustion (Richard Devine Remix) – Glen Velez
- Good Times – Kid606
- Seaqz – Mouse On Mars
- Runaway Horses – Philip Glass
- Montreal – Autechre
- Welcome To Your Life – Phon.O