Montag New Found Land
May 29th, 2012
Ambient, uplifting, open, these were the guidelines Antoine set himself for month 5 of his phases project, and he does not disappoint! NEW FOUND LAND opens with subtle synth strings, a hypnotic kick drum and Pet Shop Boys atmospherics building to a cathartic harmonized chorus. Bédard worked with close collaborator Dominic Vanchestein (who he’s worked with on previous phases) and drafted in Emmnuelle Bourassa Beaudoin to sing backup vocals “I had heard her sing during rehearsals of a dance show that she choreographed (I was working on the music for her show) and thought her voice was really beautiful. She accepted the offer so here we are, singing together on NEW FOUND LAND”. The resulting collaboration paints a perfect picture of discovering a new, untouched land free from human contact and preconception. In Antoine’s own words “NEW FOUND LAND is about finding a place where anything is possible”.
On the flip side we hear Harmonie 2 (Demo), a track originally created for performing arts collective ‘Système Kangourou’ to accompany a performance done in the hall of Place des arts, Montreal’s biggest art complex. The soothing drone mixed with some signature samples and rhythm brings the track firmly into Montag territory and out of the performance theatre.
1. New Found Land
2. Harmonie 2 (Demo)