Galerie Stratique (CA)
Charles-Émile Beullac aka Galerie Stratique spent much of his formative years learning the violin, flute, trumpet and classical music before turning to synthesizers and sequencers when he was just fourteen, en route to progressively experimenting with electronica and ambient. His first album Nothing Down-To-Earth in 2001, followed by Horrizzzons (published on Quebec City's Statik Distribution) in 2003, both earned substantial critical praise. Capitalizing on this momentum, Beullac is currently working on Foreign Music, a project-album inspired by the Orient that will certainly mark a turning point in his usual style. Sometimes tense, sometimes serene, often mind-numbing but always fascinating, Galerie Stratique's music straddles the line between abstraction and melancholy. With distant, misty melodies, polychromatic psychedelia, and acoustic inventions, Galerie Stratique is perpetually searching for new fields of strange, yet enjoyable music.