MENU
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

FONTARABIE

Crossover Prog • Canada


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Fontarabie picture
Fontarabie biography
From Montréal, Québec, the band is the project fo Julien MINEAU of MALAJUBE. Since 2012, he has started to create this self-titled album with Simon TROTTIER (guitars) from the band TIMBRE TIMBRE, Benoit ROCHELEAU (trombone, bass bugle), Patrick LAVOIE (violon, cello), Julie FONTAINE (flute) and Virginie PARR (voice, flute).

The result is a music with atmosphere inspired by horror movies with a symphonic touch, leading to 14 new tracks wrapped in strings, brass and woodwind. Some of those songs dates back to 2009, when they did not fit well with MALAJUBE's sound. All tracks were recorded to include celesta, a cross between the piano and the glockenspiel. This instrument was used by TCHAKOVSKY. Through the collection of songs, MINEAU is exploring the throes of dread and hypochondria.

Biography provided by rdtprog

Fontarabie official website

FONTARABIE MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

FONTARABIE forum topics / tours, shows & news


FONTARABIE forum topics Create a topic now
FONTARABIE tours, shows & news
No topics found for : "fontarabie"
Post an entries now

FONTARABIE Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to FONTARABIE

Buy FONTARABIE Music


FontarabieFontarabie
Import
Dep 2014
Audio CD$44.84

More places to buy FONTARABIE music online Buy FONTARABIE & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
FONTARABIE has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

FONTARABIE discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

FONTARABIE top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.76 | 8 ratings
Fontarabie
2014

FONTARABIE Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

FONTARABIE Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

FONTARABIE Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

FONTARABIE Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

3.00 | 1 ratings
Éclipses
2015

FONTARABIE Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Fontarabie by FONTARABIE album cover Studio Album, 2014
3.76 | 8 ratings

BUY
Fontarabie
Fontarabie Crossover Prog

Review by danielfortin

4 stars This strange new outfit called Fontarabie does not come from nowhere. Its leader, Julien Mineau is also leader of the band Malajube. I am a fan of the Montreal Indie Rock band Malajube since their second album "Trompe-l'oeil" back in 2006, which was named "revelation of the year" by the American magazine Spin, and in the top 10 of best album of the year by the New York Times.

In fact, as a huge fan of prog (and many other style) I felt that tendencies towards explorations and progressive rock in general in many songs of Malajube. So it makes sense that it was placed in the "Crossover Prog" subgenre. But in my opinion it is much more than this.

Retired since the break of his group, the creative force behind Malajube accumulated pieces that push the boundaries of his talent as a composer. In the world of Fontarabie, the musical fantasy of Julien Mineau bumps to halloweenesques and atmospheric universe of Tim Burton movies.

The first thing that strikes listening to Fontarabie is that it is more orchestral than pop. The musician has gone mad. Strings haunt each songs, the atmosphere is mysterious, sometimes heavy and sometimes light.

The use of the celesta (which was use a lot by Tchaikovsky) creates phantasmagorical contrasts. Like a music box playing gentle melody but ready to explodes. The sea is calm, then unleashed. Resolutely classical and instrumental pieces mingle with other more pop (Larve humaine), where Mineau explores his favorite themes (the unexplainable, love, disease) with its vaporous and incandescent voice.

The album sounds like nothing heard before. After 14 songs, when we toured the garden, listening again is irresistible. A work of art that we have not finished discovering all the beauties.

Thanks to kev rowland for the artist addition.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives