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Martel, Frank / L'Ouest Celeste
Ye - Yi - You - Ya

Martel, Frank / L'Ouest Celeste: Ye - Yi - You - Ya (Monsieur Fauteux)
Label: Monsieur Fauteux    
Released in: Canada    

Third release for Montreal poet and musician Frank Martel et l'Ouest céleste, here presenting 13 short songs about fruits, vegetables and animals. With a strong set of players including the amazing guitarist Bernard Falaise and Michel F Côté on percussion, this is a fun set of songs with an unlikely western flavor, punctuated with odd electronics and strange breakdowns.

"Michel F Côté. Born Montréal, Québec, 1958. Residence: Montréal, Québec. Composer, Performer (percussion).

Half a century later, now a grown-up, he still doesn't understand why he chose a career as a musician and composer instead of something else. With fluidity and idiocy, he gets involved with whomever he wants, thus avoiding any and all reductive labeling attempts. A Montréaler and a co-founder of the &records label, he stumbles around in various bands: bob, Klaxon, Pink Saliva, (juste) Claudette, and Mecha Fixes Clock. A designer associated with stage arts, he refuses to grow softer. As proof, in dance he adds his ear to the choreographies of Catherine Tardif, Sylvain Émard, Louise Bédard, Shanti Wadge, and José Navas; in theatre, he scratches his head alongside Wajdi Mouawad, Robert Lepage, Brigitte Haentjens, Éric Jean, and Martin Faucher. So what's left? He favours plants, suffers from music-loving, is rather clean overall, and tends to keep in shape."

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"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:

Label: Monsieur Fauteux
Catalog ID: MFMV? 15
Squidco Product Code: 7667

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2006
Country: Canada
Packaging: Digipack

Michel F Cote

Eloi Deit

Bernard Falaise

Frank Martel

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Track Listing:

1. Haha Hihi 3:30

2. Petite belette 3:05

3. Y'a un carouge 2:31

4. Qui va à la chasse 2:06

5. Glapir 2:48

6. Les partitions de l'amour 2:27

7. Cameroun 3:49

8. Voilà l'obscur 2:00

9. Janapapapamama 2:15

10. Les grands échassiers 2:49

11. Les points sur les i 3:40

12. Résonne uni 2:50

13. Le tambour des escargots 2:45