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ENSEMBLE SUPERMUSIQUE

RIO/Avant-Prog • Canada


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Ensemble SuperMusique is an actuelle musique band from Québec that was founded in 1998. Even if some musicians have stayed in the band from its formation, it has a line-up that changes often. Every musician that has worked with the Ensemble SuperMusique is excellent.

Consisting of Joane Hétu, Danielle Palardy Roger and Diane Labrosse (all members of Les Poules and long-time collaborators), Jean Derome, Pierre Tanguay and Martin Tétreault, Ensemble SuperMusique has played compositions of Nicolas Caiola, Allison Cameron, Lori Freedman, Jean Derome Joane Hétu, Danielle Palardy Roger, Lee Pui Ming, Martin Tétreault, Marie Pelletier and Mary Travers on their two studio albums.

In live performances, they have played compositions of Éric Normand, Esther B., Gordon Allen, Guido Del Fabbro (Rouge Ciel) and Marielle Groven, notably. Also, they are always directed by one of the members of the band when they play, instead of being directed by the usual "conductor".

Ensemble SuperMusique also performs a kind of music that is called "improvisation structurée", or structured improvisation.

They have released two albums. Their first, Canevas +, came out in 2004 and featured only Joane Hétu, Danielle Roger and Diane Labrosse. Their second album, named Y'a du bruit dans ma cabane, was released in 2008 by the sextet made of Hétu, Roger, Labrosse, Tétreault, Tanguay and Derome.

This is a band that should appeal to lovers of the avant-garde scene, as it features some of the more important musicians of that movement.



Biography written by Gabriel Rivest (Tsevir Leirbag)

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Les porteuses dÔLes porteuses dÔ
Ambiances Magnétiques 2018
Audio CD$20.99
Canevas + by Ensemble SuperMusiqueCanevas + by Ensemble SuperMusique
ambiances magnetiques
Audio CD$28.37
Les accords intuitifsLes accords intuitifs
Ambiances Magnétiques 2015
Audio CD$11.86
Ya du bruit dans ma cabane by Ensemble SuperMusique (2008-01-01)Ya du bruit dans ma cabane by Ensemble SuperMusique (2008-01-01)
ambiances magnetiques
Audio CD$42.84
Bruit court-circuitBruit court-circuit
Ambiances Magnétiques 2012
Audio CD$20.99
Ya du bruit dans ma cabaneYa du bruit dans ma cabane
ambiances magnetiques 2008
Audio CD$14.80
Canevas +Canevas +
ambiances magnetiques 2004
Audio CD$14.95
Jeux de pistesJeux de pistes
ambiancesmagnetiques 2016
Audio CD$9.45

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Canevas +
2004
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Y'a du bruit dans ma cabane
2008

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Canevas +
Ensemble SuperMusique RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by Sean Trane
Special Collaborator Prog Folk

— First review of this album —
2 stars 2.5 stars at most!!

Another Ambiance Magnétique label release, and one of the most emblematic one, since this regroups a few of the usual suspects, including Derome, Hetu, Labrosse, D Roger, Tanguay and a few lesser known ones. A typical release of the label in the sense that behind the all- cardboard sleeve, the music is an improvised one based on a canvas and featuring excerpts from five concerts ranging from 98 to 04.

Actually the improvised music dominates the album, but a few of the tracks are also a meeting between written and improvs. In general the music is not very accessible, but this is not one of the label's more difficult projects, since some tracks are sung, some are even jigs (La Pitoune). Other tracks are utterly indefinable and reach nightmarish sonic soundscapes. At other times, the musicians are discussing about pot's legalization over "musique quasi- concrète". One of the album's goal is to pay tribute to La Bolduc (AKA Mary Travers >> not the one of Peter Paul & Mary), but two of the three dedicated tracks have a folk tinge. µ

But most of the time, you'll be soaked into an abyss of atonal notes and dissonant sounds. And when that's not the case, you'll be subjected to atonal sounds and dissonant notes. Same difference if you're not that much a fan (I'm glad I can rent this kind of stuff) as I am. Yes, if you're a fan of experimental and improvised music (to call this album and most AM products rock or RIO might be stretching it a bit), Canevas will be indeed your cup of tea.

Thanks to evolutionary_sleeper for the artist addition.

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