Marie Davidson CA

PLAY 2: All Tomorrow Tomorrow’s Parties
May 30, 2014, 22:00 - 02:15
Artist - Canadian premiere: 00:25 - 02:00
Who
Montréal-based musician and producer Marie Davidson, half of Essaie Pas with Pierre Guerineau
Style
Emotive experimental techno, punk-styled electro with vocals, cinematic EBM
Labels
Cititrax, Holodeck , Weyrd Son Records , DFA Records, Teenage Menopause, Malditos, Ateliers Ciseaux
Latest
Adieux Au Dancefloor (2016), Un Autre Voyage (2015). As Essaie Pas: Demain Est Une Autre Nuit (2016), Danse sociale (2015)
More
A vital figure in underground music in Montréal, she continues to make music with DFA-signed duo Essaie Pas and has collaborated with ORPHX, Les Momies de Palerme with Xarah Dion on Constellation, DKMD with David Kristian, and with orchestra Land Of Kush.
MUTEKs
With Essaie Pas, Montréal: 2016 — solo, 2014; with Les Momies de Palerme and with DKMD, 2012.
Links
Bandcamp
Soundcloud
Facebook
FACT Interview @ SXSW
The Quietus Interview
The Fader Interview
NVA Q&A with Veronica Vasicka

Montréal musician Marie Davidson intones poetically over dark, heavy synths and drum beats, her vocals blending with sweeping techno to conjure a moody cinematic atmosphere. Using analogueue synthesizers and sequencers supplemented with violins and other instruments, Davidson builds layers of cold sound for her captivating voice to cut through, sometimes melancholy and detached, sometimes biting. Davidson’s projects include Essaie Pas, Constellation Records-signed Les Momies de Palerme (a duo with fellow multi-instrumentalists Xarah Dion), and DKMD with David Kristian (Fur Trade Recordings), boasting performances at music festivals Suoni per Il Popolo, Pop Montreal, Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville, Festival Voix d'Amériques and MUTEK 2012 (opening for Tim Hecker and Stephen O’Malley). After a disarming solo EP on Texas label Holodeck, Davidson released her debut LP “Perte d'identité” on Brussels-based label Weyrd Son Records in April 2014, featuring a bonus track remixed by Cristobal Urbina and The Mole.