Une leçon d’ouverture. — SOCAN, Paroles & Musique, Canada
Frank Martel and Bernard Falaise carry on their longstanding collaboration, this time with a studio experimentation project. The focus rests on certain states of being, of being strange, of being open to limit states. Somewhere between the body of work (arrangements), the sound of the voice (and voices), and the choice of words. To sing in a theatrical, playful, subversive way. Like a tree falling from the fruit. The possibility for something to say something different. Music copied from words inspired by another music inspired by different words imitating yet another music, and so on until the parakeet’s screeching laughter makes everything bounce - notes and words - from song to song, like panicking ping-pong balls. Music as an experience. Simply surrendering to what’s coming. Being able to open up.
“Ouala i ouala i (ou) wala!"
A bit of animality in man?
- 1Zetor (2009), 1:00
- 2Ouroulalala (2009), 4:33
- 3Pachyderme guenille (2009), 2:59
- 4La tarentule attend (2009), 2:36
- 5Caramba carambolage (2009), 3:00
- 6T’si (2009), 0:56
- 7Il y a que (2009), 3:02
- 8Le poulpe parle vite (2009), 2:49
- 9L’homme du cocasse (2009), 5:20
- 10À vue d’nez (2009), 2:43
- 11Hurla le lapin (2009), 1:05
- 12Le samouraï (2009), 1:57
- 13Le temps déborde (2009), 2:30
- 14Mouflon choufleur (2009), 3:21
- 15Tire éponge (2009), 1:46
- Label: Monsieur Fauteux, m’entendez-vous?
- MFMV 17 / 2009
- UCC 771028251728
- Total duration: 39:31
- 126 mm × 126 mm × 4 mm
- 35 g
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Warning: Dear French-deaf readers, Frank Martel is a tongue-twisting Québécois singer-songwriter. He’s not a good singer, nor a great player. Where he shines at his wordplaying like there’s no tomorrow. That said, this time around he entrusted all musical duties (composition AND performance to Miriodor guitarist Bernard Falaise, who goes ape here with short silly ditties. For those in the know, this one is better than Yé yi you ya and a worthy heir to the almighty Sautons ce repas de midi. For those curious about Falaise’s involvement: approach with caution, as this is a songwriter’s album, and it might even come through at times as a children’s songs album.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009 / General