Nicolas Bernier + Simon Trottier – The Market Fresh on Zymogen

Been a while since I checked out the Zymogen label, so I was expecting something new when I had a butchers just now and I’m delighted to find this. Although released back in May it’s new to me and I’m guessing it’s new to most of you. Culminating in a 19 minute track this is Nicolas Bernier + Simon Trottier with The Market Fresh.

Nicolas Bernier and Simon Trottier are two talented musicians from Montreal, Canada. Nicolas is an electroacoustic artist and founder of Ekumen collective more recently famous for his live performance “La Chambre des Machines” with Martin Messier invited in festivals around the world including Transmediale (Germany) and Sonar (Spain).

Simon has collaborated with a number of instrumental rock and improvised music groups, and has accompanied pop artists such as Québec’s French pop duet Tricot Machine and Halifax’s spooky folk duo, Ghost Bees. He is now a member of Ferriswheel with Torngat’s multi-instrumentalist Mathieu Charbonneau, as well as Toronto’s haunted blues-folk group Timber Timbre.

Together they released two excellent EPs on 12rec (“… et retrouve en foret” and “Objet abandonne en mer“) and in August 2009, during the Sound Travels Festival in Toronto, they performed an improvisation gig in a market fresh during the day and this one-track EP is the recording of that show…



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