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The Best Contemporary Music albums of 2020

Peter Margasak, Bandcamp Daily, December 10, 2020
Friday, December 11, 2020 Press

As the global reputation, reach, and repertoire of Montréal’s Quatuor Bozzini has grown over the last two decades, one thing that hasn’t changed is the peerless string quartet’s dedication to performing the work of composers from its Canadian homeland. The Serbian-born Ana Sokolović has lived in Québec since 1992, and this collection underlines her unique sensibility, deriving ideas from her engagement with theater, ballet, and folk music. The centerpiece of the album is her three-part Commedia dell’arte, with each three-movement work named for and inspired by different characters of the Italian theatrical tradition. Here, she privileges evocation provided by extended and percussive techniques over traditional structures.

… one thing that hasn’t changed is the peerless string quartet’s dedication to performing the work of composers from its Canadian homeland.

Until March 31, 2021: In support of Rémy Bélanger de Beauport

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 General

On October 31st, our friend and fellow musician Rémy Bélanger de Beauport was the victim of a sword attack and was seriously injured. In support of Rémy Bélanger de Beauport, DAME has decided to give him 100% of the proceeds from the sales of his two albums Plat and D’éclisses released on Ambiances Magnétiques until March 31st, 2021. Rémy wants people to listen to his music, this is a great opportunity!

If you want to know more about his story.

New Arrivals

Monday, November 30, 2020 New releases

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Review

Laurence Donohue-Greene, The New York City Jazz Record, July 1, 2020
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Press

Tortues vapeur (Steamed Turtles) is a digital release from Montréalers Susanna Hood and Martin Tétreault, who really are performance artists more than musicians. The sounds they produce are primarily of electroacoustic provenance. Although the six tracks are given titles, they provide no guidance to their content. Each is an amalgam of noise, rhythms, textures, voice and snippets of previously recorded material, creating a sound-garden to be tilled or left fallow as the listener chooses. So regardless of how this process is described, it’s certainly not for the faint of heart.

… an amalgam of noise, rhythms, textures, voice and snippets…

Critique

Pierre Durr, Revue & Corrigée, no. 125, September 1, 2020
Monday, October 12, 2020 Press