The first New Dialect album, released late 2011, happened to be a most improbable musical encounter between multi-instrumentalist Patrick Hamilton and painter-turned-singer Élise Lafontaine: a long improv on a Lowery Organ followed by Élise’s inspired ethereal vocal nonsense, afterwards structured into distinct pop and/or abstract pieces. Drums and various other instruments were then added, as well as Brian Lipson’s acute and playful trumpet. The later live version included sometimes up to 9 musicians.
While the second effort, “Convenients”, was created with the same approach, it included more materials to work with - subsequent improvs by Bruce Gottlieb (vocals, pianistic synth), Thierry Gauthier (guitar, live processing), Michel Dufour (electronic drum kit), as well as Sébastien Fournier (trumpet) and Élise Lafontaine (vocals) were added to the initial organ run. Like the first album, it was recorded at Thierry Gauthier’s studio in Montreal’s Villeray district, and finally mastered early 2015.
released November 20, 2015
Pat Hamilton: Lowery organ, guitar, synths, vocals, bass, percs, etc
Thierry Gauthier: studio live-processing, guitar
Bruce Gottlieb: vocals, 'pianistic" synth
Michel Dufour: electronic drum kit, guitar
Sébastien Fournier: trumpet
Élise Lafontaine: vocals
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