Alone, Not Alone

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All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
After a brief scene-setting introduction, the lovely "Grand Luxe" starts Montag's second full-length release sounding for all the world like a French-Canadian version of the minimalist-synth Brits Pram, with leader Antoine Bédard sharing lead vocals with guest Ariel Engle, in her best imitation of Rosie Cuckston's wispy vocal style. Stars' Amy Millan is the other female singer on Alone, Not Alone, adding her alluring trills to two songs, including the divine electro-pop gem "Perfect Vision." Elsewhere, Bédard largely goes it alone, his dark-toned, lightly accented whisper of a voice taking a back seat to the lovely, crystalline synth tones. Alone, Not Alone only just ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
After a brief scene-setting introduction, the lovely "Grand Luxe" starts Montag's second full-length release sounding for all the world like a French-Canadian version of the minimalist-synth Brits Pram, with leader Antoine Bédard sharing lead vocals with guest Ariel Engle, in her best imitation of Rosie Cuckston's wispy vocal style. Stars' Amy Millan is the other female singer on Alone, Not Alone, adding her alluring trills to two songs, including the divine electro-pop gem "Perfect Vision." Elsewhere, Bédard largely goes it alone, his dark-toned, lightly accented whisper of a voice taking a back seat to the lovely, crystalline synth tones. Alone, Not Alone only just skates by on lashings of glacial atmosphere on its less developed songs, but when Bédard's melodic sense matches his knack for arrangements, as on the Stereolab-like drone pop of the first half of the multi-part "Angles, Country + Terrain Connu," Alone, Not Alone is as good as contemporary indie electronica gets.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2005
  • Label: Carpark Records
  • UPC: 677517002829
  • Catalog Number: 28
  • Sales rank: 377,621

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Montag Primary Artist
Gina Ryan-Kenney Gong, Marimbas
James Cargill Bass, electronics
Amy Milan Vocals
Francis Amireauit Cymbals, Caisse Claire
Marie Michèle Beausoleil Harp
Ghislaine Deschambault Clavecin
Mathieu Désy Contrabass (Vocal)
Kira Doherty French Horn
Hélène Drapeau Trumpet
Ariel Engle Vocals
Rehaud Gratton Trombone
Caroline Milot Cello
Chris Palameta Oboe
Ariane Paradis Clarinet
Julie Christine Parent Bassoon, Contrabassoon
Corinne René Percussion, Timbales, Vibes
Caroline Séguin Transverse Flute
Technical Credits
Sixtoo Mastering
Simon Basré Producer
Emma Waltraud Howes Artwork
Antoine Bédard Composer
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