JULIE DOIRON  |  Desormais

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  1. Ce Charmant Coeur
  2. La Jeune Amoureuse
  3. Faites de Beaux Reves
  4. Don't Ask
  5. Le Piano
  6. Tu es Malades
  7. Au Contraire
  8. Pour Toujours
  9. Penses-Donc (Tu es seule)
  10. Faites de Beaux Reves
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Julie Doiron is the most entrancing chanteuse at this North American block party. Fans of her work as a founding member of early '90s hyper-moody Eric's Trip will be thrilled with this latest chapter in her unfurling body of work. Desormais is the French-language record Doiron has always wanted to create. Although the full-length is mostly sung in French (all but one song), it still contains all of the hallmark characteristics of Doiron's songwriting; it is a record that contains music of spartan beauty while the songs all tend towards moodiness but hedge themselves by steadfastly remaining understated. Whether or not you understand the French tongue, Doiron's stylized guitar and vocal melodicism are so lyrical that they transcend the need for translation.

It is no surprise that this Acadian songwriter from Montreal, Quebec, is often compared to songwriters of a previous generation. Perhaps the most appropriate comment made by any writer is how Doiron's "moody minor key whispers make Joni Mitchell seem almost giddy by comparison."

(JAG040 released: 10/08/01)

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