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Mon Doux Saigneur / Novusolis / Outside I’m a Giant [Megaphono 2018]
February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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OUTSIDE I’M A GIANT
at Bar Robo
692 Somerset St W
Free with MEGA PASS or FO’SHOWS wristband.
Doors at 1:00 pm
all ages / licensed
Floating down from Quebec’s upper Gatineau, the haunting ethereal sounds of Outside I’m a Giant carry poetic homage to Leonard Cohen. Jeremi Pierre Caron, the songwriter of this touring ambient folk band, drew inspiration from his family’s much-loved river hideaway for many of the songs released in their acclaimed 2017 debut album, Point Comfort. Combining acoustic guitar, pedal steel guitar, violin, mandolin, clarinet and harmonica, this four-piece band creates atmospheric, richly layered, heartfelt songs that transport you to a calm and peaceful place. Lingering contemplation of nature and human nature is in abundance here.
Based in Gatineau & Ottawa, Zachary Perron and Amanda Lowe have created a new haven of post-rock in the local scene. Zachary steadily builds the music with his intricately charming electric guitar live loops, while Amanda’s maschine swells and voice sways us into a trance. Together, they are both haunting, and enchanting.
A genuine vehicle for impromptu grooves and point-blank prose, Mon Doux Saigneur was started on a Montreal balcony in 2014 by Emerik St-Cyr-Labbé, a native of the Montérégie region. The following year, he released MONDOUXSAIGNEUR#1, an unabashedly honest debut EP produced by Jesse Mac Cormack. In 2016, a series of surprising and stellar performances at the Francouvertes competition brought him to the attention of Grosse Boîte. Towards the end of that same year, the project’s eponymous LP was recorded at Studio Wild. Mon Doux Saigneur’s songs shine like the start of an inspired personal revolution, one that brings many surprises in the moment and comfort in the end.
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Organizers acknowledge that this event takes place on unceded Algonquin territory
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This event is part of the MEGAPHONO Music Showcase Festival & Conference in Ottawa-Hull
February 8-10, 2018