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ARTIST
TITLE
You Could Be
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
ALIEN 071CD ALIEN 071CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/5/2007

"Torngat is a formidable trio hailing from the fertile and diverse musical community of Montreal. Up until now the band has enjoyed success in a few key cities, but with You Could Be things are about change. This is the band's third recording and a follow up to 2005's stellar La Rouge EP. Torngat is an instrumental trio made up of primarily drums, keyboards and French horn, although it is the multi-instrumentalism of all three players that really give Torngat that spark of something special. Julien Poissant is the band's drummer but also plays a variety of instruments on the album; in a live setting he can be found playing extra keys with the left hand, bass drum with the right foot, high hat with the left foot and trumpet with the right hand. Wurlitzer and analog synth are Mathieu Charboneau's primary tools, but he is also known to juggle duties with xylophones, percussion, trumpet, melodicas additional keyboards and live electronic effects. French horn player Pietro Amato seasoned his chops performing with Belle Orchestre and has toured and recorded with Arcade Fire. Amato also contributes a host of other acoustic and electronic instrumentation as well as some vocals to the album. Torngat perform music that could be construed as post rock; like much of the genre they exude a strong cinematic quality. Like their sister band Belle Orchestre, the music of Torngat is less dark and melancholic than post rock. Instead of doom and gloom the band delivers uplifting melodies and fantasy inspired passages, yet still manage to infuse their songs a certain emotional weight unnoticed in the bubblier tunes of the former project."