Brique a Braq
“Vauxcelles” is out now!
Brique a Braq is a dynamic compositional project by songwriter/producer/composer/instrumentalist Derek Mount (Former Family Force 5/Club Danger/Vyceroy/Juno Kids/). Often minimalistic, the expressive pieces are striking chords in the hearts of fans gravitating toward solo piano, post-rock, and ambient music. Brique a Braq pieces have been employed by several creatives, receiving praise for their descriptive ability to aid in storytelling.
Mount’s songs have appeared in feature films (NBCUniversal, Lionsgate), commercials (Nokia, Target), TV programs (CMT, MTV), retail stores (Journey’s, Forever XXI), sporting events (ESPN, CBS, etc.), corporate pieces (BMW, KCRW), and more. He has co-written 8 #1 hits and 15 top-10 hits across various Billboard charts, and creatively contributes to impressive releases in pop, rock, indie, funk, hip-hop, orchestral music, and electronic music.
Each Brique a Braq release has been birthed out of a self-imposed set of boundaries, including limited track-counts and no quantization. The entire “Cirque Noir” record was created by muting and scoring 6 compelling scenes from old French films. “Vis á Vis,” the 2018 EP, was recorded exclusively between 5:00am-9:00am. It was released as 6 singles, each title reflecting both its release date and the date on which it was originally composed in the prior year.
Brique a Braq has collected over 12.55 million Spotify streams independently, and is featured in over 36,000 playlists, including Spotify’s editorial playlists: “Rise,” “Soft Instrumental,” “Amanecer,” and “Intense Studying.” After beginning 2019 with a moving piece for Hawk Moons Records charity compilation and closing out the year with a peaceful acoustic guitar contribution to Sonder House’s Woodworks compilation, 2020 is projected to be a big year for Brique a Braq, featuring a full-length release entitled “Fauve,” and several collaborations with talented composers across the globe.