Label: Not On Label (Montag Self Released) - none • Format: CDr Mini • Country: Canada • Genre: Electronic, Pop • Style: Leftfield, Synth-pop
Not hibernating after all Montag is back after what could seem like a long absence. But it was his work as a sound designer that took most of his time: in the last five years, he wrote the scores to twenty theatre works presented throughout Canada, as well as the original music for five contemporary dance pieces. Alongside this, Antoine created sound designs for twenty theatre works presented throughout Canada, wrote the music for five contemporary dance pieces, narrated and edited two audioguides and curated two soundwalks about the relationship between music and architecture.
Not just the host, Montag was Montag - Des Cassettes & Un Walkman Jaune of the resident DJs of the night, allowing him to share his favorite pop gems, including some tunes by current labelmates like Class Actress and Toro y Moi. But making an album seems too restrictive, so Antoine comes up with Phases, opting for a singularly different approach: releasing one single a month over the course of the whole year, with each song creating its own sonic world, meant to be enjoyed one at a time.
To add to the challenge, Montag will assign himself style restrictions to every month, keeping each single distinct and allowing him to explore new musical territory in the process. Phases will have Montag following a few basic rules: each single must be created within a month and be accompanied by a b-side either an original song, a cover or a remix and a video. He will blog about the creative process in detail on his website, with extra information on how the tracks were recorded, Montag - Des Cassettes & Un Walkman Jaune origins, the type of instruments used, etc.
Each single will also have its own cover designed by Guadaljara-based graphic artist Curious Flux. Each Moldavian Boogie - Various - Conspiracy - Soviet Jazz Festival Zürich 1989 will be accompanied by an audio documentary produced and narrated by Montag, explaining how the songs were written and produced.
Phases' first single, New Design, will be released on January 31st. The following singles will be released the last Tuesday of each month during Your current browser isn't compatible with SoundCloud. Please download one of our supported browsers. Need help? Chrome Firefox Safari Internet Explorer. Something went wrong Is your network connection unstable or browser outdated?
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