The guitar and drum duo of Rene Lussier and Pierre Tanguay in the first recording from their project "La vie qui bat", an excellent recording of improvisation.
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Label: Ambiances Magnetiques
Catalog ID: AM047CD
Squidco Product Code: 536
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded in 1996 at Studio 270 in Montreal, CA.
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1 Les noces d'or 4:01
2 Libre pour compilation 4:46
3 La chèvre et son poteau 3:38
4 Changements attribuables à l'homme (pour Eugene Chadbourne) 5:46
5 Le temps d'une cigarette 5:37
6 Trois pattes 1:46
7 Un sur dix, 1/10 :38
8 Tête de cochon 2:48
9 La pointe Est :53
10 Comportement alimentaire 2:31
11 Adaptation au milieu 2:31
12 Ma petite bête 3:29
13 L'ouïe compense... 3:31
14 Ça phosphore su'a tasse 5:49
15 Sans défense 4:04
16 Le grand cycle biologique et/ou Le territoire 5:27
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""La vie qui bat" is a new project from two longtime fixtures of the musique actuelle scene in Montréal, René Lussier and Pierre Tanguay. "Chèvre" is their first album under this guise, which will soon be followed with La vie qui bat: Chevreuil.
The players more than make up the minimal line-up with guitar and drum improvisations which flow like incessant waves of joy. A colossal collaboration, this duo reveals a grand, coherent musical discourse which they play around, inventing the syntax as they go along.
This album bears witness to the maturity and talent of these oddly-paired musicians: René Lussier's abstract, intricate playing harkens back to Chants et danses du monde inanimé and Pierre Tanguay, a drummer of almost every AM project, has never been heard so prominently.
A bare-bones primer to the organic world of noise, filled with joyous energy and what have you."-Ambiances Magnetiques
• Show Bio for Rene Lussier
"René Lussier (born April 15, 1957) is a musician based in Quebec, Canada. He is a composer, guitarist, bass guitarist, percussionist, bass clarinetist, and singer. Lussier has collaborated with such figures as Fred Frith, Chris Cutler, Jean Derome and Robert M. Lepage. His work, which combines elements from all major genres, is often referred to within the discourse of New Music, or Musiques Actuelles, in French.
Born in Montreal, Lussier began his musical career in 1973 in Chambly as part of the progressive rock group Arpège. From 1976 to 1980, he was a member of the Montreal folk-progressive group Conventum, led by André Duchesne. Lussier was also a member of the groups Quatour de l'Emmieux and les Reins, Nébu and La G.U.M in the late 1970s and early 1980s. In 1986 he joined Duchesne's Les 4 Guitaristes de l'Apocalypso-Bar.
He began doing soundtrack work in 1979, via a collaboration with Duchesne on the music for a short film called Tanobe. Lussier has written or co-written the scores to more than 35 films, including Chronique d'un génocide annoncé, a documentary by Danièle Lacourse and Yvan Patry about the Rwandan genocide.
Lussier played guitar for the popular singer Pauline Julien between 1982 and 1984, though he also worked on esoteric music that blurred distinctions between progressive rock, jazz, improvisation, modern composition, and circus music. His first solo album, Fin du travail (version I), was released in 1983 and consolidated his reputation as a quirky, humorous and talented guitarist-composer. He has collaborated extensively with Derome and Lepage and has recorded as a member of the Fred Frith Guitar Quartet. Lussier is featured prominently in Step Across the Border (1990), a documentary feature film by Nicolas Humbert and Werner Penzel about the work and travels of Frith. Lussier was also a member of Frith's band Keep the Dog (1989-1991).
In 1983, Lussier co-founded the Ambiances Magnétiques record label and recording collective with Derome, Lepage and Duchesne, and produced an extensive body of work in this environment. His best known work, Le trésor de la langue (1989), was created during this period. The album interspersed music with taped recordings of Quebec residents discussing the importance of the French language. It won the Grand Prix Paul-Gilson award in 1989.
In the late 1990s, Lussier recorded two albums for solo guitar and a pair of collaborations with Martin Tétreault which reflected an interest in the history of musique concrète and electroacoustic music composition and theory."-Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren%C3%A9_Lussier)
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• Show Bio for Pierre Tanguay
"Quebec City, Québec, 1956: Composer, Performer (drum set, percussion, voice)
A percussionist, composer and inveterate inventor, Pierre Tanguay is one of the most sought-after Montréal musicians on the Quebec scene. Since the beginning of the 80s, he has participated in an impressive number of ensembles, including Jean Derome and the dangereux zhoms, Évidence, Castor et compagnie, the Jean-François Groulx Trio, the ODD (a danse orchestra), Villemure Ô Carré, the Pierre Cartier Ensemble and Projet Riel. Among his collaborators are Jean Derome, Normand Guilbeault, Pierre Langevin, René Lussier, Karen Young, Fred Frith, Michel Donato, Daniel Mille, André Duchesne and Antoine Berthiaume. He is very active in the fileds of medieval and traditional music, jazz and musique actuelle. He is the co-founder of Strada, Midi Tapant, Derome/Tanguay.
He has composed works for dance (Lucie Grégoire, Andrew Harwood, Irène Stamou and Francine Gagné), as well as works for the theatre and film (Allan Booth, Imago and Roberto Ariganello). He regularly tours throughout Canada and Europe."-SMCQ (http://www.smcq.qc.ca/smcq/en/artistes/t/tanguay_pi/)
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