Klô Pelgag

L'étoile thoracique

Double vinyl

Regular price $39.99 CAD

About L’Étoile thoracique, Klô Pelgag's second album released in 2016: "The science fiction and magical realism of the singer are intertwined here with very tangible situations beyond their poetic diffraction - romanticism, desire, self-abandonment, insomnia, whimsical reflection on the wax characters at the Grévin Museum." - La Presse

Carrying an entire universe of baroque, absurd songs, the damsel charms and unsettles us with her gorgeously crafted music driven by an instinctive desire to...

Carrying an entire universe of baroque, absurd songs, the damsel charms and unsettles us with her gorgeously crafted music driven by an instinctive desire to challenge her own purpose. “What I write is always full of contrasting elements, because I enjoy baffling myself. When everything fits together too neatly, it can quickly become tiresome.” This resulted in the 13 tracks of L’Étoile thoracique, a freewheeling fresco that has the artist weaving a sprawling concerto. This opus also won several awards: the 2017 Prix Rapsat-Lelièvre, the Prix de la chanson SOCAN, a spot on the Long List of the Polaris Music Prize, four Félix awards at the Gala de L’ADISQ (Album of the Year — Critics’ Choice, Alternative Album of the Year, Singer-Songwriter of the Year, Record Producer of the Year), as well as a nomination at the 2018 JUNO Awards (Francophone Album of the Year).

“The lyrics convey images that are alternately clear and impressionistic” – ICI Musique

“With her fluid, mischievous voice, Klô Pelgag never forgets to touch upon the grey, engulfing nuances of melancholia” – Libération

Product Details

Vinyl
12'' Double LP with marble effect 140g
Sleeve
Gatefold with credits and lyrics printed on inner sleeve
Label
Secret City Records
Manufacturing
Canada

Production Credits

Production
Sylvain Deschamps / Klô Pelgag / Mathieu Pelgag
Mixing
Philippe Avril
Mastering
Simon Lancelot
Artwork
Ludovic Debeurme

Musicians

Klô Pelgag
Vocals / Piano / Synths / Guitar / Organ / Recorders / Percussions
Sylvain Deschamps
Guitar / Bass Kye Waing / Charango / Organ / Synths
Mathieu Pelguidon
Piano / Synths / Guitar / Organ / Mellotron / Percussions
Charles Duquette
Drums / Marimba / Percussions
Philippe Leduc / Olivier Hébert
Double bass
Fany Fresard / Vanessa Marcoux / Ana Dobrac / Simon Alexandre / Frédérique Tanguay-Gagnon / Geneviève Clermont
Violin I
Julie Boivin / Aliza Thibodeau / Brigitte Dajczer / Josianne Laberge: Violon / Fanny Côté-Laurin
Violin II
Lana Tomlin
Viola / Erhu
Sarah Martineau / Bojana Milinov / Valérie Arsenault
Viola
Elyzabeth Burrowes / Marianne Houle / Gabrielle Hamann Guénette
Cello
Nicolas Ellis
Conductor
David Carbonneau / Nicolas Boulay
Trumpet
Olivier Hébert / Renaud Gratton
Trombone
Louis-Pierre Bergeron
French horn
Jean-Sébastien Vachon
Tuba

Composition Credits

All songs were written and composed by
Klô Pelgag