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artist Gilles Zolty

Saskatoon, SK, CANADA
Boutique Empire
Folk, Alt Rock

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After several years absence from the Canadian music scene, Gilles returns with a moving collection of songs that effortlessly summarize all that has transpired over the past decade. Still rooted in his folk background, the new album extends the path begun with Zolty Cracker and arrives at this amalgamation of acoustic and electronic ideas: "folk noir" in his own words. Leonard Cohen and Serge Gainsbourgh share equal space on Gilles' mantel: who seems as fluent sharing his European heritage as his now-Saskatchewan postal code. The songs were recorded in an equally interesting path; some initially recorded in basement studios in Vancouver in 2000, others during early morning post-pub inspired moments within stone walled flats across London, all to be completed and compiled at his personal studio in Saskatoon over the last year. There are performances on record featuring the acoustic brilliance of The Real Ones from Norway, an operatic duet with his sister Tania Zolty, the wonderful bass manipulation of Tomaz Grom, as well as collaborations with Wayne Adams (formerly of Zolty Cracker) and Mark Henning (Guilty About Girls).
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everything from Jacques Brel to the Backyardagains
Gilles Zolty
Boutique Empire
September, 2010
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Horny Astronaut
April, 2001
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Gilles Zolty

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