While it’s not a new Malajube album, front man Julien Mineau has some new sounds out today with his side project Fontarabie…and it is easily filling the void Malajube’s hiatus has left in me.
Some of these tracks started to come together back in 2009 but didn’t quite fit into Malajube’s sound at the time. The vibe of this album is very “Ursuline” in nature to me, so it makes sense that they came about around the time the band released Labyrinthes.
Mineau was influenced by the soundtracks of horror movies, and the songs flow seamlessly from one to the next, making for a really relaxing, somewhat haunting, listening experience.
Digital download is available today, CD/Vinyl available 6/10/14.
Free album streaming at www.fontarabie.com
The full album will be presented at Francofolies de Montréal on 6/15/14, and to anyone who gets to experience the event….know that I will be sitting here in Brooklyn, teeming with envy.