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A new generation of Parasites

Tuesday, January 22, 2002 New releases

After the success of their last CD together, Île bizarre (with percussionist Ikue Mori), Diane Labrosse (sampler) and Martin Tétreault (turntable), offers us Parasites, where electronic noises and concretes sounds meets and fights to form yet unheard-of textures. This new CD was launched during a SuperBOOM concert at La Chapelle last November, just returning from a series of concerts in Europe (particularly at the Strasbourg museum of modern arts and at the Instants chavirés). Disquieting, dense and disturbing, Parasites will fulfill every abstract music lover’s desire.

Out of print since 1990, Contes de l’amère loi finally reissued

Tuesday, January 22, 2002 New releases

“A rushing brutal liberation from language and cadence…” (The Wire, UK) In the 80’s, Joane Hétu, Diane Labrosse and Danielle Palardy Roger sprung out of the Quebec musical landscape and seduced the world with their vitality, ardour and originality. One of the first Ambiances Magnétiques productions, the lp Les contes de l’amère loi (Tales of a Bitter Law) was out of print for more than a decade. This CD reissue is a wonderful occasion to discover again the work of these three women who help built, as musicians and producers, new music in Québec.