July 17 street date. "L’Art D’Enfiler Les Pearls" is the second album by Enfant Magique (Éric Gingras’ nom de plume), three years in the making. This new release on No Weapon sees this staple of the Montreal scene getting away from the minimalist approach of his first DIY album to delve into Collis Browne’s bag of production tricks, turning his lullabies into expensive pop songs where unexpected tones and textures collide into some amazing, atypically catchy melodies and sounds. Enfant Magique’s latest effort is as much pop as psychadelic, as much chanson as prog-rock, and as conscious of its place in pop history and future as it is completely oblivious to trends, aiming to be just a good fucking record.
June 25 street date. Enfant magique is a psychedelic folk project by Eric Gingras (Fly Pan Am, Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche, Pas Chic Chic). "Le temps lent" is Enfant magique's third album and now available for the first time on vinyl. This release is limited to 500 copies and is accompanied by a risograph-printed insert and a digital download card. Humbly whimsical and deceptively simple, like a lost child from the seventies, in "Le temps lent" Gingras crafts his music from the freedom and shamelessness of youth. Acoustic guitars and synthesizers welcome woolly sheep, dilapidated robots, tiny synthetic drums, minimalist jaw harps, obsessive alarms, light footsteps on a dirt road, propellers overhead in a many-faceted celebration of slowness. Tresor National is a Montreal-based record label dedicated to celebrating Quebec's lesser known musical legacies on vinyl. "Le temps lent" is the label's first contemporary release.