Alone, Not Alone

Alone, Not Alone

by Montag


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Alone, Not Alone

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/01/2005
Label: Carpark Records
UPC: 0677517002829
catalogNumber: 28

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

Simon Basré   Producer
Emma Waltraud Howes   Artwork
Antoine Bédard   Composer

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