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Here is the recipe for Mélisande [électrotrad]’s award-winning cocktail: pour equal parts of centuries-old traditional Québécois songs, state of the art electronic instruments and relentless drums, add an ounce of fiery fiddle, peaty flute and hypnotic jaw harp, a dash of tangy banjo and a hint of full-bodied bass. Shake vigorously, garnish with a sparkling singer and serve on stage!
With Les myriades, Mélisande [électrotrad] have taken a giant leap forward in their on-going exploration of melding contemporary sounds with traditional themes.
Mélisande and Alexandre “Moulin” Grosbois-Garand have fused their ethnological music roots and traditional instrumentation with complex electronic programming to create a sonic experience like no other. Mélisande (lead vocals, jaw harp) and “Moulin” (flute, vocals, arrangements, programming) are joined here by musical collaborators Gabriel Ethier (production, arrangements, programming) and David Boulanger (violin, banjo, vocals).
The success of their first two albums, hailed by critics from home and abroad, has allowed the group to present over 150 shows in Canada, Australia, France and the United States.
“A creative fusion of tradition and innovation that honors the past while re-interpreting it for the present. If this is the future of folk, we’re in good hands.” —POP MATTERS
“An unusually well-balanced blend…definitely achieved some hard-edged traditude !”
—HUFFINGTON POST USA