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Michel F. Cote's gorgeous electroacoustic Mecha Fixes Clocks with Jean Derome, Diane Labrosse, Pierre-Yves Martel, Jean Rene and Max Steiner, with guests Martin Tetrault, Bernard Falaise, Lori Freedman, &c.

Mecha Fixes Clocks
A L'inattendu Les Dieux Livrent Passage

Mecha Fixes Clocks: A L'inattendu Les Dieux Livrent Passage (&Records)
Label: &Records    
Released in: Canada    

Michel F. Cote's gorgeous electroacoustic Mecha Fixes Clocks with Jean Derome, Diane Labrosse, Pierre-Yves Martel, Jean Rene and Max Steiner, with guests Martin Tetrault, Bernard Falaise, Lori Freedman, &c. &c.

"Open passages stay open.

Let's take advantage of this passage to thank the musicians, especially those who tune to the unexpected.

Thanks to them for their ability to abandon themselves to time and to obscure instructions.

Mecha Fixes Clocks is a repair shop, not unlike a garage.

Only we don't repair all engines nor all models: the task would be insurmountable. These mechanic-musicians do their best: the century having begun badly, they make adjustments without knowing if they'll suffice.

Actually, it's not the job of composers nor musicians to save centuries.

In concert, Mecha Fixes Clocks takes the form of a sextet. On this recording, their number is nearly twice as many, like a bonus, a promotional offer.

This music on this disc is rather slow and not very fashionable, though it has been retrofitted."-Mecha Fixes Clocks

"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."-Dame

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Product Information:

Label: &Records
Catalog ID: &09
Squidco Product Code: 13881

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: Canada
Packaging: Cardstock 3 page foldover
Recorded by Robert Langlois at Studio 270, Montreal.


Michel F. Cote-keyboards, electronics, microphones, drums, percussions

Gordon Allen-trumbet

Isaiah Ceccarelli-drums, archet, percussions

Jean Derome-flutes

Bernard Falaise-guitars

Lori Freedman-clarinets

Tiari Kese-orgue, french horn, recorder, harp

Diane Labrosse-piano, sampler

Jean Denis levasseur-clarinettes

Pierre-Yves Martel-viole de gambe

Jean Rene-viola

Magall Stoll-conteau

Martin Tetreault-records and needles

Tom Walsh-trombone

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Track Listing:

1. Neutralité Bienveillante Du Vide Relaxé 9:08

2. Tenue Ronde Sous Cieux 6:54

3. Dire De Dos 4:44

4. Paradis Relativiste 5:06

5. Au-Delà De L'espace Des Petits Oiseaux 2:48

6. Ferveur Fossile 7:57

7. Bonnes Œuvres Du Sable 4:27

8. Trou Noir Chantant 4:06

9. Entre Idéal Et Mental 1:51