Unusual electronic improv that moves from light to dark with great grooves and unusual turns, from the core of Klaxon Gueule with Jesse Levine on organ.
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Label: Ambiances Magnetiques
Catalog ID: AM 168
Squidco Product Code: 8847
Packaging: Cardstock foldover
Michel F Cote-drums, 9/11 pocket trumpet, arrangements
Bernard Falaise-electric guitar
Jesse Levine-electric organ
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1. des prunes 2:54
2. Arms Oil 4:02
3. gros découvert 1:52
4. par en avant 4:23
5. frost mohawk 3:23
6. raccourcir en séchant 1:08
7. descente centrale 4:07
8. trou du jour 1:38
9. virement manuel et pinçage 2:06
10. rince-doigt 3:07
11. Progress is Made 4:41
12. ratchou datchou 1:19
13. was 3:19
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"(juste) Claudette is acid, coarse and rough. It has swing and bite. It's a fast and (not-so-always) willing quartet. They play loud, they hit hard, and they smell strong (but not all the time). Claudette can also be tender, judging from the two ballads included (a Vincent Gallo cover and an approximate reading of a piece by Morton Feldman). So, it's also a record for the girls (and not only Claudette). Alexandre St-Onge on doublebass, Bernard Falaise on electric guitar, Jesse Levine on electric organ, Michel F Côté on drums and pocket trumpet (Gordon Allen will be the live trumpeter). That's it for the manpower. Style-wise, Claudette is not easily labeled. As usual, I'm avoiding sure-fire categories. This is nameless music. The musicians and the band have names, but the music they create doesn't. There, now figure it all out! All right, in the name of kindness and to reassure those who absolutely need markers, we'll pretend that (juste) Claudette is at the crossroads of Bruire, Klaxon Gueule and Flat Fourgonnette. Although, it would be pure luck if it happened to be true. Let's say that (juste) Claudette is resistance to repetition."-Ambiances Magnetiques
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"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."-ActuelleCD (http://www.actuellecd.com/en/bio/cote_mi/)
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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."-ActuelleCD (http://www.actuellecd.com/en/bio/falaise_be/)
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"Alexandre St-Onge. Born Montréal, Québec, 1976. Residence: Montréal, Québec. Composer, Performer (double bass).
Alexandre St-Onge is an audio artist, a musician/improviser (acoustic bass, bass, voice and electronics) and a sound performer. He has studied literature and philosophy and he is currently doing his PhD in art. He is fascinated by creativity as a pragmatic approach of the ineffable and he has released seven solo CDs: Entités (Oral), Joseph Carey Merrick (Oral), Mon animal est possible (Alien8 Recordings), L'amitié ou les rumeurs insoutenables du désir (Squint Fucker Press), kasi naigo (Squint Fucker Press), Une mâchoire et deux trous (Namskéio Records), Image/négation (Alien8 Recordings). He also plays in quite a few bands, including Et Sans, K.A.N.T.N.A.G.A.N.O., Klaxon Gueule, Pink Saliva, Mineminemine, Shalabi Effect and Undo. As a composer he has worked for interactive/mixed-media company kondition pluriel, as well as composing for artists such as Marie Brassard, Karine Denault, Lynda Gaudreau, Line Nault, Jérémie Niel, Maryse Poulin and Mariko Tanabe."-ActuelleCD (http://www.actuellecd.com/en/bio/stonge_al/)
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