Content by tag "Quebec"

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Daniel Lanois: Goodbye to Language

Read "Goodbye to Language" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Consistently imaginative, producer, guitarist and sonic explorer Daniel Lanois has long been hailed not only as a studio wizard but as a gifted musician with a definite and unabashed affinity for experimentation and the avant-garde. Lanois is lauded for many things and among those is his uncanny ability to create wonderful music and ambiances from minimal ...

Lisanne Tremblay: Violinization

Read "Violinization" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Say “jazz" and the musical instrument that comes to mind might be the saxophone or the trumpet. Say “classical" and it's probably the violin. But there's a long history of players of that have taken that quintessentially classical instrument and moved into the jazz/improvised music world: Stephane Grappelli (1909-1997) and his swinging Quintette du Hot Club ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Daniel Lanois: For the Beauty of Wynona

Read "For the Beauty of Wynona" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

While Daniel Lanois spent most of the '80s and the first years of the '90s honing his craft as a producer, he cautiously emerged as a songwriter and recording artist with Acadie. (Red Floor Records, 1989) A mere four years after this beautiful debut he returned with another intriguing and haunting collection of songs titled For ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Antoine Fafard: Ad Perpetuum

Read "Ad Perpetuum" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Canadian bassist Antoine Fafard possesses awe-inspiring chops and can seemingly do anything he darn well pleases. Following suit with his previous solo outing Occultus Tramitis (Unicorn, 2013) he aligns his significant wares with highly revered artists, providing the level of support required, not only to pull off the tricky time signatures, but to also add various ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Daniel Lanois: Flesh and Machine

Read "Daniel Lanois: Flesh and Machine" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Credit should be given where it's due. Producer/musician Daniel Lanois has never been satisfied with just keep churning out the same kind of music for the same kind of audience that swooned over his song based records or the productions he did for other artists. As a true artist he wants to evolve and continuously create ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Miriodor: Cobra Fakir

Read "Cobra Fakir" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Hailing from Canada, Miriodor's 35-year existence has yielded a fruitful discography, as the band is nestled within a Rock in Opposition (R.I.O) stylization that transcends progressive rock into various spatial aspects and genres. The musicians share this categorization, steeped in experimentalism with European ensembles, Present and Univers Zero, for example. Now a trio, the artists' current ...


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