It’s the time of year when new records appear and this fall, great new talent has been surfacing. This week on CBC's A Propos, host Jim Corcoran features new music from some of Quebec’s most exciting artists.
Among the albums that have come out recently, there are huge surprises giving depth to the word "new." One particular artist has taken everyone by surprise and is getting a lot of attention here in Quebec: her name is Klô Pelgag. She just released an album entitled L'alchimie des monstres (The Alchemy of Monsters.)
“She snuck up on everybody and gave us a work of art with her debut CD. I’m completely flabbergasted. Everything about her is subtly flamboyant. Her voice and her lyrics are unique. She’s one of the most refreshing of pens, pianos, voices and attitudes to come along in Quebec in a long time,” says Corcoran.
Even though some of her images and the way she plays with words are difficult to translate, Corcoran has prepared this translation of her song “Le silence épouvantail” (Silence is a Scarecrow.)
Listen to Corcoran’s translation of Klô Pelgag’s “Le silence épouvantail.”
...and watch her perform this song, solo.
Also, discover Pelgag’s latest video.
Tune in to A Propos to hear many more new sounds from Quebec, including music by Vincent Vallières, Laurence Hélie, Jason Bajada, Alex Nevsky, Guillaume Arsenault, Sunny Duval, Daran, Mathieu Lippé and Violett Pi.
A Propos is heard Sunday at 4 p.m. (4:30 p.m. NT) on CBC Radio 2 and Saturday at 11 p.m. (6 p.m. AT, 6:30 p.m. NT) on CBC Radio One.
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on Oct 09, 2013