Tiina Kiik, The WholeNote, no 9:10, 1 juillet 2004

Mélanie Auclair’s Puce à l’oreille is an experimental exploration of first-time improvisational interactions between this cellist/vocalist and seven improvisers who have been inspirational for her. In stark contrast to the [Trio Derome Guilbeault Tanguay] 10 compositions release, this “Hi, who are you?” musical approach may lead to a more fulfilling musical experience for the performers than for the listener. The tracks here are successful mainly for the ingenuity of the performers. Auclair especially shows great promise and a mature musical sensibility. Worth checking out.

Worth checking out.