Produced and mixed at Ekumen Studios in Montreal between November 2008 and April 2009.
"Racines" recorded live in Montreal at Mardi Spaghetti on November 2008.
Do these guys need an introduction? Nicolas Bernier
and Simon Trottier
are two magnificent artists from Montreal, Canada. The former is rooted in academic electronic music and runs the ekumen
platform. The later is a Folk-influenced guitarist, one half of Ferriswheel
you know from our compilation
. Bernier + Trottier released their first record with us back in 2007 which soon became a favourite to both fans and critics.
"... et retrouvé en fôret
" is the direct successor to "objet abandonné en mer
The principal idea is the same: Nicolas and Simon get together,
improvise, talk, record, refine, re-improvise, and so on. Next to Simon Trottier
imaginative and unworldly melodies, field-recordings play a huge role.
Just like "objet", "fôret" is a highly emotional project, with strong
connections to the Quebecois countryside. All is sewn to quicksilver
beauty by Nicolas Bernier
His big talent is contextualisation - underneath wistful and strangely
remote melodies, Nicolas mixes field-recordings, subtle synthesizers
and certain percussion elements.
Trottier like a feedback. Eventually, and this is the biggest strength of "... et retrouvé en fôret
", improvisations and drones become songs again. Indeed one of our best and most important releases.