Matthieu Miegeville presents "The Child from Silence (EP)" with his rock-folk band TERRE NEUVE and a collection of texts of his own.


The project

Hi, my name is Matthieu Miegeville. 




I'm setting up a double-sided project, both collective and personal.  On one hand I'm writing a book, "L'enfant du Silence"; on the other hand I'm making a record, "The Child from Silence" with my folk-rock collective TERRE NEUVE.    On the music side, maybe you've heard of me through my other bands, My Own Private Alaska -MOPA, or through Agora Fidelio, or even through Psykup. Or you've never heard of me, and it's okay.   You can listen to our music right below (1st EP "This is How You'll GEt Undressed" : Soundcloud).




The Press says I've digested Leonard Cohen and Nick Cave well, which is nice, because these were big pieces.  This set aside, I like Dominique A., Simon & Garfunkel and the napolitan pizza.   




About the book, I've been writing for 18 years. This book "L'Enfant du Silence" is a collection of these years of writing until the TERRE NEUVE era.  Lyrics, many unreleased texts, even some poems I wrote about girls that broke my heart back in the time. Yeah, rockers are romantic people. 




The book is about the connection inbetween childhood, adult age ; the silence that you keep and that you turn into screams, into music ; the child, the man, and his relationship with others.  The book is for everyone that has this part of silence in them and that have not always been able to break up with it.    You can help us make this project a success, because everything has a cost.  Paper, book printing, publishing, making a record - pressing the CD itself, the rights to publish it ; studio fees, mixing fees, mastering fees, promotion expenses, shipping expenses... In short, Art isn't as free as it seems.




But you can help me here as I have no label nor publisher.  I'm calling on you all to back up this project.  Here on the side and at the bottom you have many ways to support it.  You can buy the CD, or the book. Or the CD-book.  You can even sing with us on the record, or send me a drawing or a picture to get published in the book. I can write a text for you. We can even come at your place for a private show.    To sum up, thank you for your support. We need you, now. See you down the front or at the bar to chat about it when you have contributed. See you very soon.

Why fund it?

Studio + mastering : 1300 €

The making of the CD itself : 700€

The rights to distribue it : 150€

Promotion : 1300€

Editing + publishing the book : 2500€ 

KKBB : 8% of the projet


We need YOU ! The more the better ;-)



TERRE NEUVE bridges the gap between British and French cultures, as if a new island had formed in the middle of the channel. Andrew Richards (UNIFORM MOTION) and Matthieu Miegeville (MY OWN PRIVATE ALASKA), together, write gentle and thoughtful folk songs. Their form of minimalistic rock, devoid of effects and rich in melody, affects geography in such... See more

FAQ Questions about the project

+ Are shipping costs included ?

Yes ! Once you've paid for your package, everything is included.

+ What if the project doesn't reach 100% ?

If the KKBB does not reach 100%, then every backer is given his money back or his money is never taken.

+ Quand recevrai-je mon package ?

Les packages seront envoyés aux environs des mois de février / mars, le temps d'enregistrer, de produire et d'envoyer, tout simplement.

+ What is an EP ?

An EP is a 4 to 6 tracks CD - not a full album.

Newest comments

Enfin Noël, enfin des sous, enfin de quoi soutenir le projet ! =) Bisous
Très bonne initiative et curieux du résultat. J'aime beaucoup ce projet musical Terre Neuve, autant que MOPA mais j'ai surtout adoré la musique d'Agora Fidelio (toujours en attente du troisième volet des Illusions d'une Route d'ailleurs, haha)
On peut dire félicitations là non? :)