Le Vent Du Nord / Territoires
Album: Territoires   Collection:World
Artist:Le Vent Du Nord   Added:Mar 2019
Label:Borealis Records, Canada  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-03-12 Pull Date: 2019-05-14 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: May 12 Apr 28 Apr 21 Apr 7 Mar 31 Mar 24
Airplays: 2 2 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 21, 2019: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Cotillon Du Capitaine
4. Apr 27, 2019: Hanging in the bone yard
Evolution Tranquille
2. May 11, 2019: The Acupuncture Hour
Le Pays De Samuel
5. Apr 26, 2019: Cafe Nakhil
Le Soir Arrive, Cotillon Du Capitaine
3. May 11, 2019: Music Casserole
Turlute A Bassinette
6. Apr 20, 2019: Hanging in the bone yard
Le Pays De Samuel

Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2019-03-07
Beautiful, passionate songs of Eastern Canada rendered by a five-person group using traditional forms, sung in wonderfully clear and understandable French in lively tempos and yet every song is unique; evoking many different mental and physical “territories”

NO FCC's; Favorite tracks: (all are good) 1, 3,8. 9

*1—Le Pays de Samuel –3:05—the dream of Samuel de Champlain to build a bridge between indigenous and European nations in Eastern Canada

2—Adieu du Village –4:05 – lively fiddling, drumming, and singing

*3—Cotillon du Capitaine – 4:06-- put on your dancing shoes for this one; all instrumental with hurdy-gurdy in the background-- switches beat and adds piano partway through

4 –Le Soir Arrive –3:46 – Celtic vibe; nice rocking beat; the singer dreams

5 –Le Jardinier 3:17 – Q&A with a gardener; lively playing, with call and response

6 –Le Step a Alexis –3:54-- instrumental step dance. Great fiddling!

7 –Louisbourg - -2:53—a capella recounting of the loss of the first city in “New France”; nice harmony!

*8 –La Mere a l'Echafaud—5:20-- tragic ballad of how a woman who killed her lover needs to find someone to bring up her son before she is executed

*9 –Evolution Tranquille—3:37-- the amazing history of Quebec from feudal to capitalist in a mere 100 years set to lively Celtic-tinged music

10--Au Regiment –4:30-- ballad of a man leaving for the regiment and leaving his lover; strong chorus and fiddling

11—Chaousaro –4:10-- loch ness monster of Lake Champlain

12—Turlute a Bassinette—5:16 – pretty cradle song with accordion and drone; mouth music at end

13—Cote-Nord –2:44 –pretty and slightly more contemplative instrumental

Track Listing
1. Le Pays De Samuel   7. Louisbourg
2. Adieu Du Village   8. La Mere A L'echafaud
3. Cotillon Du Capitaine   9. Evolution Tranquille
4. Le Soir Arrive   10. Au Regiment
5. Le Jardinier   11. Chaousaro
6. Le Step A Alexis   12. Turlute A Bassinette
  13. Cote-Nord