It is best to remain cautious regarding the evolution of covid-19, but public activities and events have been picking up over here in France. The organization of the Imaginales is therefore well underway, and the 2021 edition is planned from the 14th to the 17th of October. And it is official, Ylsthia will once again have its stand there, making this its fifth participation in the famous festival.
Along with the change in month, the other major difference will be that instead of being held in the Parc Du Cours, this edition will take place in the city center of Epinal.
As far as the Ylsthia stand itself is concerned, the main change will affect the listening terminals (shown here in a former configuration) which, this time around, will be much farther apart, in order to comply with safety distances. The same applies to the two pairs of headphones that accompany each tablet. They will be sufficiently apart, so that two people may listen simultaneously while remaining three feet away from one another. It goes without saying that these tablets and headphones will be thoroughly cleaned after each use.
As far as music is concerned, new things will of course be premiered. There will be more information on this in the forthcoming months.
Take care and stay healthy.
July 14th, 2021
Happy New Year, plenty of hope and courage to all for 2021.
It was quite obvious that the first lockdown would lead to many projects and events being postponed or cancelled, but summertime seemed to make way for a more promising period. Unfortunately, the regain in activity quickly ground back to a halt with the approach of Covid-19’s second wave. Cancellations actually started multiplying again, even before the second lockdown was confirmed over here in France.
As a result, Ylsthia did not get to run any stands at all during 2020. Add to that a multitude of other unexpected preoccupations, and you get a grueling year that strongly interfered with the album releases that initially should have taken place.
But did this mean that nothing would be released in 2020 ? Absolutely not ! All the while working on his sixth album, Iridaes also recorded a few independent tracks, and a couple of them have just been released on an EP by the title “Perseverance”. To hear and purchase, you simply need to click right here. Enjoy !
Best regards to all.
January 2nd, 2021
Hello to All,
With all the current precautions destined to hinder the spread of Covid 19, it was to be feared that the 2020 edition of the Imaginales festival might be cancelled. And it turns out that such is finally the case. Sad news, but a wise decision given the current events.
However, regarding album releases at Ylsthia, not much will change.
On Iridaes’ side, a new work is in progress, and its creation is coming along fine, not only in terms of recording, but also writing and illustrating. For indeed, it will be a new concept album.
As for Unsettling Edifice’s activities, they are shifting back into gear with no less than two albums currently taking shape : a collection of previously unreleased tracks, and a collection of live tracks.
Since Ylsthia won’t be running a stand this May, it is possible that more time will be devoted to perfecting each one of the aforementioned projects. All will nevertheless be done to make sure that they are released sometime in 2020.
Best regards to all.
April 7th, 2020
Ylsthia will have the pleasure of bringing back its stand to Saint-Prix on the 23rd and 24th of November 2019, in the Christian Dufresne sports complex (situated in the « rue Pasteur » street), for the annual arts and crafts fair.
Opening times will be as follow :
- Saturday 23rd of November : 10 AM to 7 PM
- Sunday 24th of November : 10 AM to 6 PM
All of Iridaes’ and Unsettling Edifice’s albums will be available for listening, purchase and signing.
Best regards, see you all very soon.
November 13th, 2019
Just two months after the Imaginales festival, the Ylsthia stand will return to the Vosges region. Indeed, from the 19th to the 21st of July, the town of Saint-Dié-Des-Vosges will host the fourth edition of the Déod’Art, a festival dedicated to all forms of artistic creation.
This event will take place at the Espace François Mitterrand. Opening times will be as follow :
- Friday 19th of July : 2 PM to 7 PM
- Saturday 20th of July : 10 AM to 8 PM
- Sunday 21st of July : 10 AM to 6 PM
This will be a new opportunity to discover the music of Iridaes and Unsettling Edifice (with the listening devices shown on the right), buy their CDs, and… have them signed !
To know more about the Déod’Art festival, click on the link : https://fr-fr.facebook.com/artendeodatie/
See you soon.
July 7th, 2019
"Refuge", Iridaes' fifth album, has just been released for download on BandCamp. The CD version will be released (also on BandCamp) on the 8th of June 2019, but has already been premiered in Puteaux, and will be exclusively available at the Imaginales festival from the 23rd to the 26th of May 2019 at the Ylsthia stand, in Epinal's Parc du Cours.
See you soon !
May 22nd, 2019
From the 17th to the 19th of May, the Ylsthia stand will return to Puteaux for a new arts and crafts fair. Same principle as last Christmas, except this edition won’t take place inside City Hall, but on the esplanade in front of it. A great number (and wide variety) of exhibitors will be there, and numerous workshops will be available.
The fashion shows (presenting all sorts of different creations, not just clothes) will also be back on Saturday and Sunday, between 4 PM and 5 PM (on a stage set up for that purpose), and Iridaes will be included, since he will conclude Saturday’s show and… play during all of Sunday’s ! Add to this the fact that various tracks by Iridaes will be added to the playlist that will be broadcast during the fair.
Furthermore, the band HiKaloo will play a concert on the stage, Saturday between 6 PM and 7 PM and, along with the arts and crafts fair, Puteaux will also be hosting its annual comic book fair at the Palais de la Médiathèque on the 18th and 19th of May. As you can see, there will be plenty to do during the entire weekend.
As far as the Ylsthia stand is concerned, all of Iridaes’ and Unsettling Edifice’s CDs will – as always – be available for purchase and signing, and the listening devices (presented in their brand new structure) will allow you to discover any album you choose.
Opening times for the fair will be as follow :
- Friday 17th of May 2019, from 2 PM to 9 PM
- Saturday 18th of May, from 10 AM to 9 PM
- Sunday 19th of May, from 10 AM to 6 PM
Best regards to all, see you soon !
This event is organized by the association l'Art et la Matière : https://assolartetlamatiere.wordpress.com/
May 4th, 2019
From the 23rd to the 26th of May 2019, the Parc du Cours in Epinal will once again host the famous Imaginales festival, and the Ylsthia stand will once again be present. This fourth participation will, however, be marked by a certain number of changes.
The exact layout of the stand is still being designed, but it can already be confirmed that the big tables of yesteryear will leave way for a more open display.
The listening devices (touch tablets and headphones) will - as always - return, but in a very different form (which was inaugurated a few days ago in Cocherel – see picture on the right). The CDs of Iridaes and Unsettling Edifice will of course be presented, but in a more inventive and informative manner. The albums will naturally be available for signing as they always are.
Another big change will be the addition of small musical performances throughout the festival’s four day run. This was first tried out last December in Puteaux (see picture on the right), but in Epinal it will benefit from a fuller sound system.
As far as the stand’s exact location within the Parc du Cours is concerned, this information will – as every other year – be announced on the first day of the Imaginales, on Ylsthia’s Twitter account.
See you soon !
March 22nd, 2019
After Christmas 2018, Ylsthia carried on searching for various markets and fairs, and it is in Cocherel (in the Seine-et-Marne region) that the stand will appear next. An arts and crafts market is indeed being held there on the 16th and 17th of March 2019, in the village hall (also known as Grange Bellevue and situated in the Rue de Chaton street).
The touch tablets and headphones will of course be there to allow any album to be selected and listened to, and all Iridaes and Unsettling Edifice CDs will be available for signing.
Opening times will be as follows :
- Saturday 16th of March 2019 : 9 AM to 9 PM
- Sunday 17th of March 2019 : 8 AM to 7 PM
Best regards to all and see you soon.
March 10th, 2019
Two weeks after Saint-Prix (see some of the pictures on the right), the Ylsthia stand will be setting up in Puteaux.
From the 7th to the 9th of December 2018, City Hall will welcome the arts and crafts Christmas fair (Salon de Noël des Créateurs), and the CDs of Iridaes and Unsettling Edifice will be part of the nice things you will be able to find there.
Naturally, the listening devices (tablets and headphones) will once again allow you to hear any album you choose, and – as always – any CD can be signed.
Opening times will be as follows :
- Friday 7th of December : 2 PM to 9 PM
- Saturday 8th of December : 10 AM to 10 PM
- Sunday 9th of December : 10 AM to 8 PM
More information on the event (in french) at the following link :
Best regards and see you soon.
December 4th, 2018
Ylsthia will once again have a stand, this time at the arts and crafts market (Marché d’Art et d’Artisanat) in Saint-Prix (in the Val d’Oise region), on Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th of November 2018.
This event will take place indoors, at the Christian Dufresne sports complex (situated in the “rue Pasteur” street). Opening times will be from 10 AM to 7 PM on Saturday, and 10 AM to 6 PM on Sunday.
As is always the case at an Ylsthia stand, the touch tablets and headphones will allow you to listen to any album you wish, and it will be possible for any CD (by Iridaes or Unsettling Edifice) to be signed.
Best regards, and see you very soon.
November 11th, 2018
It's still the beginning of June, and as promised, "Ebsythria" has finally been released on BandCamp, in both versions !
The CD with its big booklet and handmade pouch, and the download version with the content of the booklet (story and illustrations) included as PDF files.
Best regards to all.
June 7th, 2018
This will be Iridaes’ fourth album, but his first true concept album. “Ebsythria” encompasses seventy minutes of melodious, immersive and futuristic music, accompanied by a lovely booklet (21 x 15 cm closed, 21 x 59,6 cm open) featuring a short science-fiction story Iridaes wrote and illustrated. The CD and booklet will furthermore be contained in a nice pouch, painted and assembled by Iridaes himself.
This physical version of the album will be unveiled at the Imaginales festival (from May 24th to 27th, 2018 – see the article below) where it will be exclusively available. It will then be sold on BandCamp towards the beginning of June.
“Ebsythria” will also be available for download, with the content of the booklet included as a series of files.
Best regards to all.
May 21st, 2018
Third year in a row for Ylsthia, returning once again to host a stand at the Imaginales festival, in the Parc du Cours in Epinal, from the 24th to the 27th of May.
As always, all of Iridaes’ and Unsettling Edifice’s CDs will be available for sale and for signing. The traditional listening devices (touch tablets and headphones) will allow you to make your choice with the greatest of ease.
As is customary, the exact location of the stand, within the park, will be indicated on Ylsthia’s Twitter account on the very first day of the Imaginales.
Best regards to all, and see you soon !
March 21st, 2018
With everything there was to prepare right before the Imaginales festival, it became momentarily difficult to keep the Ylsthia website up to date. But “Passage”, Iridaes’ third album, has indeed been released (specifically on the 16th of May 2017), as indicated by its inclusion in the catalog section.
It is nevertheless interesting to confirm this a few days later, as it allows a glimpse at the album’s first sales. And to sum it up, they are encouraging. “Passage” is indeed the Iridaes CD that sold the most at the Ylsthia stand, during the Imaginales.
As far as mail orders are concerned, shipping times are back to normal. Feel free to discover the album and get a copy on BandCamp :
May 29th, 2017
Having a stand at the 2016 edition of the Imaginales festival was a highly enjoyable experience. It was therefore obvious that Ylsthia was going to sign up for the following year. And the good news has just been confirmed, Ylsthia will once again have a stand at the Imaginales festival, from May 18th to May 21st.
CDs of Iridaes and Unsettling Edifice will be available for purchase. And it will, of course, be possible for them to be signed. The listening devices (tablets & headphones) will once again be available, allowing anyone to discover the albums of their choice.
As always, the festival will mainly take place in the Parc du Cours of Epinal. The exact location of the Ylsthia stand will be confirmed on May 18th.
As the Imaginales website is in French, here is the link to a video that Iridaes made during the 2015 edition of the festival :
March 20th, 2017
CDs now available on BandCamp
The two first albums by Iridaes and Unsettling Edifice are now available for purchase in CD form, on Ylsthia's BandCamp account.
Any of the albums you choose can be signed by their respective artists. Just be sure to ask for this in your order, and specify the names that are to be mentioned.
December 11, 2016
Unsettling Edifice will give a live performance at 3.40 PM, this Saturday 6th of August, during a new Placard headphone festival, which will take place on the boat Le Martin-Pêcheur, from noon to 9 PM.
The boat will leave from 13 quai de Loire in Paris, and will navigate up and down a portion of the Canal de l'Ourcq. There will therefore be two other stops in Pantin and in Aubervilliers.
Also know that Unsettling Edifice will have a few CDs of his two first albums with him.
July 31, 2016
Iridaes has finally published the account of his stay at the 2016 Imaginales festival.
A stay during which he had the pleasure of running the Ylsthia stand. Casually (and with a dash of humor), Iridaes describes his tribulations and shares his thoughts, illustrating his recollections with a nice little selection of pictures.
July 31, 2016