Marika Rossa - Dancing Mode (Giorgio Rusconi Remix)

Mélisande [electrotrad] in more dancing mode

The first album of the group Mélisande [electrotrad] marked a stage of the trad quebecois. Now here Vintages , created both more dance and electro. The traditional background remains, and is even reinforced as a result of an important repertoire search. 

Marika Rossa - Dancing Mode (Giorgio Rusconi Remix)

The spirit of the original texts is respected, different versions are sometimes assembled, but words are added, often from a feminist perspective. As for the music, it groove strong, what we can probably notice Wednesday at the Lion d’Or with seven musicians on stage in a performance of free launch and open to the public.

” Initially, the idea was to make électrotrad lament, but we said we were going to add a couple more funny songs and swinging a bit more ” , says Alexandre Grosbois-Garand, says Mill, One of the two members at the heart of the group with Mélisande. ” We were looking drinking songs, but not necessarily songs drunks. ” An example of this: the song Wine and Water , performed by Mélisande duet with Alexandre Désilets, which reads in part: ” Alas, you’re crazy / Said the wine with water / You cowls, you drive, you steal / along these streams / And like a wandering / Still you follow the slope / At least invite me ! / Because man mixes it / Gives me praise / A thousand times more than you. “

Here, popular literature back to the surface, based on a beat colored interior. Elsewhere, one explores the wine process from branch to pitcher and from mouth to head, with a little jig on a light pace. Often the traditional roles of men and women are reversed, and the woman may even become the heiress of the bottle. ” Let us drink gossips my / our men, they are far ” , does one crying in the title When men are the vines.

{Millésimer les chansons}

The booklet shows the books, collections, backgrounds and other sources of the songs in a very detailed and interesting way. For the realization of the disc Vintages , Melisande and Moulin traveled among other folklore archives and ethnology at Laval University or those of the American Folk Life Center at the Library of Congress in Washington. The universe goes by John A. Lomax as well as by Aristide Bruant or Marius Barbeau, from the harvest song to the reel and much more.

” We got a flash , that of a vintage songs ,” said Melisande superb singer with a very pure voice and strong personality. ” We felt that there was in it an interesting speech, such as to enhance the wine, have wine theme with his hand a little more noble. It even makes a little royalty. ” This also explains the choice of purple, predominant on the cover.

Mélisande does not sing in the old, it comes from the rock and the song, but the nobility that describes the door also in its interpretation. As mill, he says that the new drive is both trad more and more pop than the previous one: ” This is the first time we have a really traditional real, as Reel beggars Tremblay , we inserted in the drunken sober. This is also the first time we have some pop chorus. ” And how he worked electro, which means a lot before? ” I first made sketches with appliances arrangements. We managed to make it an integral part of creation. “

What else on this disc? Acoustic instruments such as violin and flute or brass at times, in addition to the participation of Nicolas Boulerice of the North Wind and author-slammer David Goudreault. The latter will climb on stage at launch.

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