Castor et compagnie

Castor et compagnie

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Joane Hétu signs here a first CD of her own music and texts, Castor et compagnie, with longtime accomplices Jean Derome, Diane Labrosse and Pierre Tanguay.

Castor et compagnie is a cycle of songs for lovers of senses, sense and sounds, noise and lyricism, pleasure and erotism. The lyrics were inspired by the vocabulary of Hindu erotic books, Arabic love games and a few saucy songs. The music is daring and energetic, made of turbulent atmospheres, evocative lullabies and even love songs.

Joane Hétu is best known as a member of early AM female supergroups Justine, Wondeur Brass and Les Poules. An inventive composer, improviser and saxophonist, Hétu has always been exploring and developping a musical style of her own: a harsh, guttural voice flirting with a modern lyricism tainted with original textures, strident sounds and atonal harmonies. She is at her best with this difficult, yet sensuous expression of poetry that has the intelligence of its music.

Track Listing

    • 1
      Pourquoi s’affoler
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      4m04s
    • 2
      Capitaine
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      7m58s
    • 3
      Ah! Les beaux jours
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      5m46s
    • 4
      Histoire à dormir
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      5m08s
    • 5
      Papillons de nuit
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      6m11s
    • 6
      Chanson de l’oreiller
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      7m23s
    • 7
      Fleurs éclatantes
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      6m26s
    • 8
      Les épices
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      5m11s
    • 9
      La rouquine
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      6m05s
Total duration: 54m51s