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Radio ›› Saturday, June 24, 2017
Track 1 from Metatron
CD: Ambiances Magnétiques (2016) AM 232

Blog ›› Saturday, June 24, 2017

  • June 1, 2017 ›› New Releases
  • Mattempa in The Squid’s Ear

    “Patterned after Canadian physician and author Jacques Ferron's book Gaspé Mattempa, where he postulated a character whose creation fantasy stems from a purely acoustic phenomenon. The rustling of the trees on the mountain, takes the form of a mythical creature: satan-mattempa or the squalling of the Madeleine, half voodoo character, half-Nordic, Barron's cousin Saturday, holed up in the cold mountains…”

    April 12, 2017 ›› Press
  • April 3, 2017 ›› New Releases
  • Tropical Fun & General Lightness in The WholeNote

    “Don’t be fooled by the tile of this album by Montréal band Pink Saliva (PS). The two-CD set is anything but light and fun. That’s because the 24-tracks consist of moderato-paced oscillating drones, percussion pivots and brass squeals that in a (Morton) Feldman-like fashion unfold slowly while squirming forward. On the other hand, band members Alexandre St-Onge who plays electric…”

    April 1, 2017 ›› Press
  • Quartetski in La Scena Musicale

    “Depuis son arrivée à Montréal en 2004, Pierre-Yves Martel a fait un son chemin. Armé d’une contrebasse et d’une viole de gambe, ce fils de la capitale nationale s’est pleinement intégré dans notre scène, son succès reposant sur sa polyvalence. D’une part, il s’est donné de la visibilité comme membre permanent de la formation Constantinople des frères Tabassian, groupe tous…”

    April 1, 2017 ›› Press
  • Dôme in The Wire

    “Dôme documents an installation work by Montréal saxophonist / clarinettist Philippe Lauzier. Composed for a specially made contraption comprising bells, zithers, a Korg and several motors, the music nonetheless feels distinctly organic. Quite how Lauzier plays the music is tough to discern from the recording — the jangling strings and tinkling bells sound like they’re being jabbed at by motorised…”

    April 1, 2017 ›› Press