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ALERT! ALERT! ALERT! - Press release incoming!
Montag – Going Places - New album released 17th December 2007 on Carpark
Montreal’s Montag (a.k.a. Antoine Bédard) charts a new direction on his
third album "Going Places". Overhauling his delicate touch with vintage
instruments, and transforming his sound into explosions of incandescent
electronic pop, Montag fleshes out his lush sophisticated songs with
guest appearances from musical friends Anthony Gonzales (M83), Owen
Pallet (Final Fantasy), Amy Millan (Stars), Au Revoir Simone, Victoria
Legrand (Beach House) and Ghislain Poirier.
On the title track, Going Places, Montag recruits even more
collaborators (70 to be exact) from 15 different countries. Wishing to
capture new sounds and to charge the song with a real sense of
traveling, Montag launched an open call for clips, the online “We Have
Sound Cyber-Collaboration Project.” The result is a condensed collage of
motion and travel and a sort of thesis statement for the entire album.
Going Places is an experience of the love of music, life and movement.
Born in Gaspé, Québec and raised in the icy Kuujuak in Québec’s north
and Montréal, Montag is regarded as one of Canada ’s most promising
electronic musicians. Montag is celebrated among music aficionados for
his sophisticated compositions, mixing analog, electronic and acoustic
instruments into rich soundscapes and melodies. He earned international
acclaim for 2005’s Alone, Not Alone (Carpark Records/Gooom Disques,
France). In an enthusiastic nod to the album’s dip into nostalgia,
Pitchfork Media noted, “[Montag’s] droll lyrics and gorgeous, slightly
icy melodies expand upon the traditions of the '60s French pop icons
while honoring them, as he emotes with precision, restraint, and a
Montag has shared bills with such indie greats as Broadcast, Lali Puna,
Stars, Feist, Xiu Xiu, The Russian Futurists, Ulrich Schnauss, Ghislain
Poirier, Hood and The Organ. He has performed at numerous international
music festivals including Pop Montreal, Mutek, Montreal Electronic
Groove (Montréal), SXSW (Austin, TX), Canadian Music Week (Toronto) and
Sonorama (Guadalajara, Mexico). Recent side-projects include remixes for
Canadian friends Stars, Québécois legend Jean-Pierre Ferland and the
American indie rock group Snowden; a sound commission by French CBC
scoring poetry by author Kim Doré; a music composition part of "The
Hearing Eye", and a multi-disciplinary video/sound project for Gallerie
Clark in Montréal.
Montag will be in town this winter:
Mon December 3rd Glasgow Nice & Sleazy (supporting Dan Deacon)
Tue December 4th Edinburgh Cabaret Voltaire (supporting Dan Deacon)
Wed December 5th Manchester Ruby Lounge (supporting Dan Deacon)
Thurs December 6th Liverpool Barfly (supporting Dan Deacon)
Fri December 7th London The Dome (supporting Dan Deacon)
Fri December 7th London Adventures Close To Home @ Barfly
To accompany this Montag is woking on a new project called "We Have
Animation". It's similar to this year's "We Have Sound" project, but
instead of collecting sounds from all over the world, they asking people
to create a short animation (between 1 sec and 2 min) with elements of
the CD cover (downloadable from www.montag.ca). They plan to create an
international compilation of animations to be projected at their shows
in the next couple of months (the shows are in Europe, Singapore and
Mexico!). In exchange, participants get a copy of the album and everyone
that has an animation added to the project names will be mentioned in
Please visit: http://www.montag.ca for more information about the
project. The deadline for submissions is November 20th!