[Photo by Pascale Boislard]
One of our favorite French Canadian exports dropped a new CD entitled Labyrinthes back in March. We've had the new Malajube record in our iTunes since, but find it creeping into our consciousness as a standout when we've got the player on shuffle. With a pleasant, if not instantly recognizable, demeanor, statements like, "Wait, who is this?" followed by, "This is pretty good." are common whenever a track from Labyrinthes pops up.
In typical Malajube fashion, most -- if not all -- of the songs are sung in French, and with a quieter yet far more expansive tone on their latest LP, they sound a bit like Dungen (with the Montreal appeal of course). Often, these slower tempo tracks, like "Dragon De Glace" for example, are our favorites on the album. For good reason "Porté Disparu" is the lead single; with a more-traditional pop bent and uptempo stride, it's the obvious choice, but we kind of dig the ethereal vision of the whole record.
Malajube - "Porté Disparu"