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Michel F Cote in a hybrid release of country and actuelle music that is unpredictable and funny with help from artists such as Bernard Falaise, Frank Martel, Billie Folliday, etc.

Cote, Michel F
Flat Fourgonnette (mescal Free style)

Cote, Michel F: Flat Fourgonnette (mescal Free style) (Ambiances Magnetiques)
Label: Ambiances Magnetiques    
Released in: Canada    

"The adaptable Michel F Côté presents a set of 19 songs and short country blues oriented works. For Côté this is a suprisingly accessible work, though certainly creatively accessible, with unusual instrumentation and sampling, traditional blues instruments augmented by voice, synth, theremin, even "poor whistling", with overall interesting spatial qualities and unique directions. Some of the songs sample directly from the artists covered, such as "Spike Driver Blues" featuring Mississipi John Hurt himself on vocals, or Billie Holliday's "I Can't Give You Anything but Love" with a crackly Billie singing over the updated song. Frequent collaborators Jean Derome, Bernard Falaise, Normand Guilbeault, Tom Walsh, etc, bring out the best in the music; a very interesting and enjoyable release."-Ambiance Magnetiques

"Bernard Falaise. Born Montréal, Québec, 1965. Residence: Montréal, Québec. Composer, Performer (guitar).

Bernard Falaise was born in Montréal, where he currently lives. He plays electric guitar, composes and improvises - all with evident joy - for Miriodor, Klaxon Gueule, les Projectionnistes, Diesel and other groups. He has written for the Ensemble contemporain de Montréal (ECM), Quartango and the Isis Quartet, and has created music for exhibitions, television, the theatre and dance. Allergic to labels, Falaise explores acid rock, twelve-tone waltzes and industrial tangos with equal enthusiasm."

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Product Information:

UPC: 771028113729

Label: Ambiances Magnetiques
Catalog ID: AM 137
Squidco Product Code: 5209

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2005
Country: Canada
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve, not sealed
Recorded between 1999 and 2005 at Studio 270 and Chopping Center in MontrŽal, CA by Robert Langlois.


Michel F. Côté-drums, percussion, vocals, whistle, harmonica, glockenspiel, bells, organ

Claude Fradette-acoustic guitar, electric guitar

Bernard Falaise-electric bass, electric guitar, acoustic guitar

Frédéric Boudreault-electric bass

Frank Martel-theremin

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Track Listing:

1 Slow Town 3:46

2 My Girl 2:59

3 Finale à Falaise 2:24

4 Cheval mort 3:14

5 Cowboy à pied 1:02

6 Spike Driver Blues 3:51

7 Sitting Bull 2:34

8 Yeux de Lucie 3:24

9 Cœur de Giovanni 1:44

10 Parti longtemps 2:38

11 The Prairies 2:58

12 I Can't Give You Anything But Love (part two) 4:02

13 Vision d'homme blanc 1:40

14 House Carpenter 1:57

15 Départ à Fradette 2:20

16 Medium Town 1:35

17 Drunkard's Special 4:49

18 Boul Curé-Labelle 2:27

19 Incendies 3:33

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