Marie Davidson has emerged as one of Montreal’s foremost electronic artists in contemporary underground pop today. Her new album Un Autre Voyage demonstrates heightened compositional skills behind a sequencer as well as her singular ability to anesthetize the senses through the documentation of her own serial pattern of experiential growth. It bares the immense weight of Davidson’s psyche by turning direct experience into song, utilizing her candid self-examination to convey a new found serenity that playfully underlines her otherwise brooding and pensive soundscapes.
Photo: Alex Kacha
“Insomnie” on Soundcloud Here
“Excès De Vitesse” on Soundcloud Here
“dark and ominously sexy synth-laden tracks” – i-D
Davidson’s intimate solo work is embodied through a host of synthesizers and drum machines that coalesce in synchronized harmony, punctuated by Marie’s hypnotic vocal delivery, sung and spoken in both French and English. Catch Marie on tour now with label mates BOAN in support of Un Autre Voyage.
Marie Davidson + BOAN Spring Tour 2015:
4/1: Dallas, TX – Crown and Harp w/ Lily Taylor and Black Taffy #
4/3: Tempe, AZ – Sonaran w/ Body of Light #
4/4: Los Angeles, CA – Jewels Catch One DJ set
4/5: Los Angeles, CA – Complex (Maldoror) #
4/7: Eureka, CA – Siren’s Song #
4/8: Eugene, OR – Boreal #
4/9: Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret w/ Cosmetics #
4/10: Portland, OR – Lovecraft #
4/11: Spokane, WA – Mootsy’s #
4/12: Seattle, WA – Kremwerk #
4/14: Sacramento, CA – LoBrau #
4/15: San Francisco, CA – The Elbo Room #
4/19: Tucson, AZ – R Bar w/ Ssleeperhold
4/23: Austin, TX – End of an Ear
4/24: Austin, TX – Red 7 Record Release Show w/ Burnt Skull, Ssleeperhold
# – w/ BOAN
Un Autre Voyage
April 14, 2015 | Pre-Order
1 – Boulevard Taschereau
2 – Excès De Vitesse
3 – Kidnap You In The Desert
4 – Insomnie
5 – Balade Aux USA
6 – Perséphone
More on Marie Davidson and Un Autre Voyage:
Un Autre Voyage (translated as “Another Journey”) is a collection of songs based solely on true events, providing the listener with an unfiltered primary account of Marie’s intrapersonal experiences. This act of self-journalism serves as a psychological cleansing that evokes an authentic sense of warmth and empathy, rendering Un Autre Voyage as Davidson’s most transparently honest artistic document yet. Through this concerted disclosure, Marie’s unique practice of surreal atmospheric composition now shows irrepressible traces of exuberance, displaying a fresh luminosity in her emotive palette. This stands in stark contrast to Davidson’s self-titled debut EP (HOLODECK, 2013), which depicts a disoriented mind struggling for stability throughout a period of depression in her musical and personal life. In 2014’s Perte d’Identité (Weyrd Son) Davidson narrates her search for self through the course of trial and conquest, establishing her distinct method of song writing that is as compelling as it is existential.
Marie embraces slower experimental composition on pieces like “Kidnap You in the Desert”, “Insomnie”, and “Perséphone,” while songs like “Exces de Vitesse” and “Balade Aux USA” are decidedly upbeat and indicate a broadening complexity in Marie’s aesthetic domain. Vocal, guitar, and production contributions from husband and Essaie Pas bandmate Pierre Guerineau establish a communicative interface that allows for the full articulation and realization of Davidson’s inner-dialogues.
As her exposure steadily increases, Marie continues to advance her musical skill in the studio as well as on stage, taking her captivating live show on several extensive international tours as copies of her records and tapes quickly disappear.
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