Le Vent du Nord
Tromper Le Temps (Borealis, 2012)
Just in time for the summer, the great Quebec band Le Vent du Nord has released a new album titled ‘Tromper Le Temps’ which translates as cheating or deceiving time. The band has become of the leading exponents of Quebec’s culture.
Tromper Le Temps features a mix of foot stomping Quebecois dance pieces, Celtic influences from Ireland and Brittany, call and response techniques, good humor, and instrumental virtuosity.
The current line-up includes Nicolas Boulerice on vocals, hurdy gurdy, piano, piano accordion; Olivier Demers on fiddle, electric guitar, clogging, mandolin, vocals; Réjean Brunet on bass, diatonic accordion, jaw harp, piano, vocals; and Simon Beaudry on vocals, bouzouki, guitar.
Album highlights include ‘Le Dragon de Chimay’, ‘Le winnebago’, ‘Le Souhait’ , ‘Manteau D’Hiver’ and ‘Souffle D’Ange.’
Le Vent du Nord have been the recipients of numerous awards. The latest arrived in the Spring of 2011, when they received their second Juno Award for their previous studio album La Part du Feu.
The extraordinary Tromper Le Temps contains a wide range of musical influences echoing Le Vent du Nord’s love for traditional Quebecois and Celtic music.
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Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.