Claire Vezina | Alambic

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by Claire Vezina

Folk Rock/Alternative/Progressive
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Si loin ... d'ici
4:08 $0.99
2. Seul le coeur compte ...
4:19 $0.99
3. Malobiannah
4:31 $0.99
4. Dans les Appalaches
5:10 $0.99
5. Qu'un jeu
4:45 $0.99
6. Big Jack (C'est Mardi Gras ! ...)
4:16 $0.99
7. Tellement froid ce soir
4:44 $0.99
8. Camee Leone
3:48 $0.99
9. Alambic
5:44 $0.99
10. Encore un Blues
4:20 $0.99
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Album Notes
In 2003, Vezina released her third album "Alambic" (indie). Musically, the project had a more folk-rock and progressive feel... In this album Claire collaborated with Jeff Grenier (co-producer, musician), Marc-André Dubé (co-writing, bass) and Olivier Couture (drums). Most of the Alambic's songs were musically composed at the piano and sitting at her Fender Rhodes ... it brings special atmospheres and moody solos (Dans les Appalaches, Tellement froid ce soir, Alambic, Encore un Blues).

Also, ameridian's legends inspired Claire in the writing of the songs like "Malobiannah" and "Big Jack". For "Qu'un jeu", it's the reading of Dostoïevski's, "Le joueur", who inspired the story ... the words ... around the world of gambling.

" For me, the "alambic" means transformation, searching ... This album reveals what I live, what I see around me ... new friends, musical experiences ... " (CVezina)

(Lyrics included in the booklet)

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L'album Alambic voit le jour à l'automne 2003 (indie). En collaboration avec Jeff Grenier (co-réalisation, musicien), Marc-André Dubé ( co-composition, basse) et Olivier Couture (drums), l'album nous révèle des titres dont la plupart furent composés au piano ou au Fender Rhodes. Ce qui nous transporte dans de superbes atmosphères ... aux solos éthériques (Dans les Appalaches, Tellement froid ce soir, Alambic, Encore un Blues).

Claire s'inspire aussi des légendes amérindiennes dans "Malobiannah" et "Big Jack". Pour "Qu'un jeu" ... l'histoire et les mots entourant le monde du "gambling" lui viendront suite à la lecture de Dostoïevski et de son roman "Le Joueur" ...

Une belle tournée s'en suit ainsi qu'un vidéoclip sur le titre "Dans les Appalaches".

(Textes inclus dans le livret)

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 "Pour plusieurs de ses fans qui ont connu Claire Vezina par ses spectacles de blues-rock à l'époque de son Rock'n Soul Band, la musicienne a acquis depuis longtemps la fibre des adeptes de ce difficile circuit...”

“Cette dimension, qui transpire dans ses chansons plus impressionnistes, comme "Malobiannah" ou " Dans les Appalaches", a pu surprendre ceux qui l'avaient perdue de vue. Pour ma part, j'apprécie à la fois cette dimension qui peut sembler contemplative ... et son naturel d'entertainer quand elle nous balance ses "Camée Leone", "Coeur sauvage" ou son adaptation à en faire bouger les murs de Janis Joplin: "Croire".
(Richard Baillargeon, Québec Info Musique)

"Ses mélodies très accrocheuses regroupent une savoureuse combinaison de sonorités acoustiques, électriques et électroniques. Du côté des textes, il s'agit ici de vraie poésie. "
(Bob le cyber-reporter)

"Third album by this excellent Canadian singer... It is rock with a fairytale atmosphere.
Highly recommended ! *** "
(Jan Willem Broek, DJ & music journalist, Netherlands)



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peter reinhard veit

Meine Empfehlung für Alle die Chansons und Indie mögen. Wunderschöne Musik und eine fantastische Stimme. Diese CD mag man immer wieder anhören.
Merci Claire, die besten Wünsche ... PETER

Lucas Biela

elegant^progressive pop with a touch of Americana
'Almbic' is the third album by Claire Vezina, an artist from Québec who has a unique vocal signature, and plays elegant americana-infused prog-pop.
Track 1 is a slow-paced song, with a discreet rhodes and some vocal shifts in the repeated words "si loin" and echo effects to mirror the title ("so far...from here"). Some cosmic keyboard touches can be witnessed in the chorus as well. After the second chorus, a piano joins the backing rhodes for a short solo. Overall, a cheerful melodic song.

Track 2 is a song reminiscent of the western-flavoured pop of Daniel Lanois. This time, guitar assists the rhodes in the chorus. Guitar tone reminds the Edge of U2, and the parallel with the folk/western songs on 'Unforgettable Fire' and 'Joshuah Tree' (which saw the collaboration of Daniel Lanois, and the loop is closed!) is not exaggerated.

In track 3, reverberating guitar with light drum chops echo H-era Marillion's elegant music, rhodes are still present.

Track 4 is a lullaby with an "aquatic" vibe, as if the listener was lulled by the waves of the sea. The guitar and rhodes contribute a lot to the craddling effect of the song.

Track 5 is a song of the opposites, where the hesitating rhythms that support the verses (the fortune that I sense...) contrast with the confident straightforward music of the chorus and its lyrics ("I know that I will come back from far away"). Sheryl Crow influence transpires in the chorus (Claire's voice intonation, the guitar work and the drums/percussion play).

Track 6 is a tribute to the music of the New Orleans. Polyrhythmic drums help imagine a brass band marching and dancing. Steel guitar solos in the chorus gives it a country flavour.

Track 7 is a melancholic song that deals with the absence of the beloved. The sad piano layers completed by slow pace generated by a rhythm box and a begging voice are tricks to suggest the sad feelings.

Track 8 is a cheerful song. A play on words with the nickname of the mysterious tatooed lady that is the center of the song, Camée Léone, cham'l'onne is "she chameleon" in english, another wink to Marillion ?

Track 9 is the title song. A downtempo song, with elegant atmospheres and a sublime chorus. The drumming is highly reminiscent of Marillion's albums from 'Brave' to 'This strange engine'.

Track 10 is a beautiful minimalist song, with voice and rhodes only.

Overall, this album is very pleasant, with elegant atmospheres. Claire Vezina has a unique and expressive voice, recognizable among many others, and the musicianship is top-notch.