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Best of 2020

Simon Cummings, 5:4, 31 décembre 2020
lundi 11 janvier 2021 Presse

I wasn’t previously aware of Canadian composer Joel Lavoie, but i’ve been returning regularly to his album Souvenir. over the last six months. The three parts bring together synths and field recordings; nothing particularly new about that combination but the results are difficult to categorise, though they tend towards the contemplative. Souvenirs intermittent is an ambient-like introduction, deep intoning notes cutting through the imaginary open air, allowed to swell in its second half to an intense dronal zenith. It’s striking, but the second and third parts are yet more impressive. Addendum pulls back to a mysterious combination of movement and stasis, always sounding poised to potentially unleash something enormous. What transpires is better than a mere climax: an extended plateau of majesty that i confess i wish lasted much, much longer than its few minutes — i think i could be borne aloft on beauty like this forevermore. Marche irréfléchie pulls back again, now descending into deeper climes; again its habitat is harmonically limited, but the range of details that emerge and recede within, and its varying dynamic shape, are marvellous to behold. Souvenir. is a superb demonstration of simplicity and complexity working together to create something that sounds almost totally different on each new listening.

… the range of details that emerge and recede within, and its varying dynamic shape, are marvellous to behold. Souvenir. is a superb demonstration of simplicity and complexity working together to create something that sounds almost totally different on each new listening.

Top 2020 de Lunes / Equinox

Sors-tu.ca, 28 décembre 2020
lundi 11 janvier 2021 Presse

Musique synesthétique entre le visuel et le sonore, l’album Firmament de Moshi Moshi est une invitation à l’introspection sensorielle où les perceptions se mêlent et se transforment. Parfois guidées par une voix soul presque shamanique qui s’introduit dans la musique électronique coiffée d’un voile d’effets, les pistes de cet album électro-expérimental naissent de la rencontre des trois artistes multidisciplinaires Charlotte Clermont, Gabrielle Godbout et Émilie Payeur. Le titre, Firmament, rend bien la sensation d’espace infini qui se dégage des nappes sonores alliant noise et sampling qui racontent le chaos de la matière et sa danse dans l’Univers.

Le titre, Firmament, rend bien la sensation d’espace infini qui se dégage des nappes sonores alliant noise et sampling qui racontent le chaos de la matière et sa danse dans l’Univers.

The Best Contemporary Music albums of 2020

Peter Margasak, Bandcamp Daily, 10 décembre 2020
vendredi 11 décembre 2020 Presse

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.

1 décembre 2020 – 31 mars 2021: En soutien à Rémy Bélanger de Beauport

mardi 1 décembre 2020 Général

Le 31 octobre dernier, notre ami, collègue musicien Rémy Bélanger de Beauport a été victime d’une agression au sabre et a été blessé sérieusement. En soutien à Rémy Bélanger de Beauport, DAME a décidé de lui remettre 100% des revenus de ventes de ses deux albums Plat et D’éclisses parus chez Ambiances Magnétiques et ce, jusqu’au 31 mars 2021. Rémy souhaite que les gens écoutent sa musique, voici une belle occasion!

Si vous voulez en savoir plus sur son histoire.

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