Patrick Doux Aka Patroux

I am a French amateur composer and musician who love music since ever . I play guitar since the age of 17 and keyboards since age of 20 .I started to share my compositions for free on the web in 2006 and have good surprise to had received nice feedback even from far from France where I'm leaving ( with more than 8 millions listening and 800 000 free downloads of my compositions) . I am influenced by music I like to listen ( I also like Rock prog ) and so these great artists as Jean-Michel JARRE, VANGELIS, YANNI, TANGERINE DREAM , Steve HILLAGE, KITARO, Klaus SCHULZE, PINK FLOYD , Steve ROACH ...but I think after all these years I could say that I am also influenced... by myself as well :o)) The huge technical progress in computer world associated with many new sophisticated softwares to create music and simulate great sounds (Virtual instruments) associated with my keyboards and guitars allow me to compose many different ambiances that could be classify as , Ambient, Chillout Cosmic Music, New Age, Relaxation, Folk Rock, Electronica. I have now 29 free albums on line here : https://www.jamendo.com/artist/340092/patroux/albums. Since 4 decades we also composed together with my good friend Rémy (Arturo Rthy) many pop-rock songs than you can also discover and download for free if you wish here : http://play.dogmazic.net/#albums.php?action=show&album=9808 Thank you for your time listening to my music on Drooble Warmest regards from France to all of you Patroux

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What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is my best personnal way to express and share my inspiration and sensibility with others. It give satisfaction to me and it's allow to learn patience and concentration without particular pressure for me as a none professionnal musician.

What is your music dream?

The good thing when you are amateur musician like me is that you don't need really to have a specific music dream ... you just have to play like in a dream all the time :o)

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Do you mean with a powerfull magic wand :o) ? Erradicate immediatly all types of corruption everywhere in the world as it's the real plague of our planet generating too much misery mainly in countries where people would need more human support than wars and desctruction...We see everyday now on the news where we go if nothing change

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

The song Echoes from the album Meddle from Pink-Floyd. This song was permanently played on my turntable during a long period when I was a teenager and definitly made me plays keyboards and brought to me a great interest for the synthesizers to try generate spacy sounds also myself.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Difficult as I like plently of them but I can give you some of my preference of course : PORCUPINE TREE ( Steve Wilson is a genius composer musican and singer -Albums In Absentia and Deadwing ) SYLVAN ( I like this Rock Prog German band particulary their concept album Posthumous Silence..a must to have) PENDRAGON ( Good Rock Prog band , I recommand their album "Not of this World" ..so good music and sound ) MARILLION ( Their album Marble have my preference ) GENESIS ( Their album Selling England by the pound turned very often on my turntable in 1972 when they launched it ;o) PINK FLOYD ( Albums Meddle and Dark side of the Moon of course ) TANGERINE DREAM (Albums Startosfear,Rubycon,Ricochet,Force majeure ...) VANGELIS (Album Best of ) JEAN-MICHEL JARRE (album Oxygene)

What inspires you to make music?

When it's keyboards first I would say the sounds and rythms I discover and try with the maxi possibilities of combinations of sounds with the VSTI (virtual instruments) i have inside my computer in combination with sounds of my keyboards. When it's guitar first then it's the nicest possible combinations of chords and harmony that guide and help to find a melody and rythm. Sometime (more rarely ) it could be also just a nice picture or drawing that I will use after purposely to illustate the finished music when upload on line .

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Just relax yourself, seat on a good armchair or lying on your bed put your headphones on your head at proper level and just play some Patroux music while doing anything else you like ...it should relax you evenmore :o)) So as you see no particular serious message ...in fact Yes I have only one message in my composition Dreaming of a Magic world where I sing throw a vocoder and so will probably upload here soon as I just notice I got just the number of necessary Karma to do this :o)

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Joker please as my audience is just on the web since 12 years ...But in the past I did once a Live performance in front of 500 people with a friend of mine (just both of us ) . Honestly we were really nervous but super ready as well ( no presets at this time so I had a lot of changes to set on my synthesizers between each of his song introduction so we practiced everyday after work during 2 weeks to prepare this live session) . Good thing is the public was really receptive and positive with us and liked the whole session we did and even if we were just the first set before a well knowed band they tried to keep us on the scene and asked for more :o) And so we played 1 song extra for them ( that we also prepared in case of :o)

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Since many people are able now to share their own musics on the web as far they have a computer and internet access (so many people ) the offer is really enormous . But even if we are happy now to discover music we would certainly never heard years ago without internet , we see that still only proper quality music with good promotion ( and additional live jigs as a +) is sorting the best from the worse. Now what could be improved it's hard to says but maybe if you mean on the music platforms I would say enlarge a bit more the possibility of genres selections as often we have no possibility to select ambient, newage, easylistening or similar , and generally we don't know what genre select to put ourselves when we play music genre like Vangelis , Tangerine Dream, Jean-Michel Jarre, Kitaro, Yanni, Steve Roach ( and we are more than people think in fact in that case ) I selected myself Electronic here but maybe not ideal to fit with the music I play. By the way I seen that 3 emplacements are free in your genres selection (on your chart page ) so maybe ....;o)

What do you think of Drooble?

I uploaded already my music a bit everywhere since 2006 when it became possible on blogs first without obligation to invest a ton of money to make our own site to share with others. Reason is because i wished my music to be mainly free ( still now ) for more audience with people, and doing it for my pleasure but also to get feedback, comments, advices,coop on line , and also as musicians like the most of course some fans, recognition and nice reviews :o). I discovered your site Drooble lately only on Nov.2018 by surfing on the web and regret honestly that it was not sooner. Congratulations and respect as it is for me the nicest platform since a very long time and I'm really happy to spend my time discover the others musicians in good ambiance and with real reactivity with you and other people here. The Karma concept is not only a nice cool name, but also a genius idea in many ways .It's works well and very addictive as we keep wanted to have more Karma to have possibility to use it here ah ah...and so discover and share more for it .Well done. Thank you to have created this place for us

What frustrates you most as a musician?

If I'm composing on my computer and the Electricity cut down while I forgot to save my work yes in that case it's really frustating ...but honestly it's very very rare were we leave ;o) For the rest it's ok as I am an happy none professionnal musician like I said above so ...no pressure just pleasure :o)

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

As I'm leaving in a small city with no really local scene so I spend most of my free time composing and playing music myself in my little home studio and share on line.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

I already had this question on the past and so my response will be more or less the same here but only concerning music on line as I have no serious scene or live experience (just a few jigs in the past) Whatever we play as a musician we can share now our own music on Internet, but I always try to impose myself to respect the listeners and care about uploading as good quality music as possible (no glitches, scratches, poor sound, white noise, mono music, blank space at start or end of our tracks, unless it's part of my composition itself :o)) and better stay humble. In that way , and if our music is pleasent enough ,we could hope have some recognition from listeners and increase numbers of our fans and downloads.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

As I already given some names in my favorite artist above that I guess one or two names will be a discovering for some people here, then I just wish to make you discover my musical good friend Remy (Arturo Rthy) with who I compose and play music since 40 years. He is a fantastic author and singer. The songs we create together are Pop-Rock and I selected 64 songs among many we composed that I uploaded at link below if you wish to discover (I play most of Keyboards parts and acoustic guitars as well in all songs ) http://play.dogmazic.net/#albums.php?action=show&album=9808