|The Blue Seeds|
In the fall of 2004, shortly after its creation, the band released a limited edition demo-EP in order to promote its music and create a platform from which to launch its new full length album. The demo-EP was very well received by both the public and the press in Quebec, Canada, the USA and Europe: it was voted one of the best CD of 2004 in Le Journal de Montréal, The Montreal Gazette and Voir, and was also nominated for best EP of the year at the 2005 MIMI Awards.
Produced by François Dufault, the new album was recorded in Montreal (Canada) at Masterkut Studio and in Faenza (Italy) with the collaboration of Dustin O'Halloran (Marie-Antoinette Soundtrack, Sofia Coppola) from the American band The Devics.
Recorded with an "indie" sensibility, the 11 songs comprised on the record reveal rich arrangements that include a wide variety of instruments ranging from electric guitars to analog keyboards, mellotron and vibraphone. The result is one that is unique and original. Cinematic and very evocative, each song leads the listeners into a reverie as if they were part of a fictional road movie. On stage, the band delivers an outstanding performance, pushing the songs to their fullest while leaving the audience into a daydream and sometimes stunned by the energy displayed by the musicians.
How do you describe your music to people, Francois?
... cinematic soundscapes, sultry vocals and sweet melodies...
Tell me about how you originally got into your craft.
Tired of watching me playing air guitar on a shovel as a teenager, my parents bought me my first guitar. After that, well it is as simple as the love for music and the need for creation.
What is your favorite thing to do in the whole wide world?
Listening to a good song.
What is your biggest challenge when it comes to running your business?
To keep up with the ongoing changes in the music industry.
When you were a kid, what did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
A man with a beard.
In what way has your community impacted your development as a musician?
Being born and raised in Montreal brought me so many different influences, which I think are reflected in our music. Montreal is some sort of bridge between Europe and America. I also lived for a while in the US and spent quite a bit of time in Europe. I think that songs like "That Night in Amsterdam", "Barcelona" or "A Quick Killing in Art" (about Jean-Michel Basquiat, NYC), are a good reflection of that journey.
What other artists out there do you love?
From Erik Satie to Leonard Cohen, Carlo Buti to The Velvet Underground, there are so many.
What does your future hold?
Well, we're in the middle of writing and composing our next album. So 2010 will be a year of creation for us.