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Review

Mike Chamberlain, Hour, April 22, 2010

Guitar man Antoine Berthiaume calls Small Tease a “solo-ish” album and, despite the help he gets from other musicians here, such as drummer Stef Schneider and bassist Rémi-Jean Leblanc, it really does have the feel of a solo album. Playing guitars, banjo and dobro, Berthiaume spins out deceptively simple country-tinged melodies that are immediately accessible. Simple, yes, but the melodies resonate just as surely as the vibrating strings, the notes hanging in the air like unanswered questions and lingering memories.

Simple, yes, but the melodies resonate just as surely as the vibrating strings, the notes hanging in the air like unanswered questions and lingering memories.

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