actuellecd

Review

Phil Zampino, The Squid’s Ear, June 1, 2004

The first release on Montréal’s & Records, managed by Fabrizio Gilardino and Michel F Côté, presents the rhythmic song works of Éric Bernier, assisted by Côté himself and Guy Trifiro, with additional musicians from the well known Ambiances Magnétiques collaborators Jean Derome, Bernard Falaise, Normand Guilbeault and Alexandre St-Onge. The songs stay in a easy groove, reminding in many ways of the early works of Holger Hiller. The sonics are fascinating, the songs dark interwining works with odd electronics and insertions. Most pieces are by Bernier, with a Burt Bacharach cover to end the CD (Don’t Make Me Over).

The sonics are fascinating, the songs dark interwining works with odd electronics and insertions.