Le Purgatoire

by Corbeau du Nord

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Maison Planàterre Je suis très sensible aux projets individuels très aboutis. Je ne dirai jamais assez comment développer un tel projet est prenant et exténuant. Et en même temps quelle excitation de le voir prendre forme et aller vers sa complétude. Et il arrive que le résultat soit au-delà de toutes attentes.

"Le purgatoire":

"Le vent qui passe" perfo:

"La beauté et la guerre":
www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-6IkrWBRYo Favorite track: Le Purgatoire.
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Corbeau du Nord's first release. Very well described in the "Jamsphere Magazine" December 2016 review, here's a sample:

"It's difficult to describe what you’ll experienced throughout this almost cinematic soundtrack, but I can say that it left such an emotional impact on me, that I was still shaking after it finished.

The score swells and boils and builds to an eruption that washes over you like a wave. The wave then pulls back and then washes over you again and again. The music, though epic, feels uniquely personal, especially by you being able to isolate and pick out the diverse instrumentations. While this is a very electronic heavy score, it never feels synthetic and is organic in every sense of the word.

Emotionally it can be aggressive and at times extremely harsh, but it has a gentle side of incredible beauty. What Corbeau du Nord does best is that every imaginary cue builds like a separate story on its own. Almost like a writer writing a screenplay. You could easily apply a storyboard structure to every song on this album.

The songs each have an introduction, building, climax and then resolution. Most of the songs stay extremely melodic, like for example “Rêves” and in part “La Beauté Et La Guerre” and “L’Ancienne Cathédrale”. The title track “Le Purgatoire” is an intense and grand assault on the senses that will get your heart racing and probably leave you gasping for air.

“Le Vent Qui Passe”, which is such an extraordinarily beautiful track introduces an acoustic-guitar driven theme, which is unusual for this type of album. If I had to pick one track that defined this score and its composer, it would probably be “L’Ère Des Tempêtes”, as it starts off stripped down, and then builds through toward its climax through varying timbres and moods.

Diving into Corbeau du Nord’s labyrinthine musical worlds with no images as your guide is not such a daunting task as it may seem. Yes you will get lost at times, but you will love every second of it. This is an extreme musical trip into the unknown…into Purgatory. Yet listening to the slower pieces which evoke such grace, mood and emotional pull, it can’t be so bad being in there, can it?"

- Jamsphere Magazine, December 2016


released July 21, 2016

Jason Bernier : Composition et arrangements
Sylvie Houle : Designer graphique
Yves Mourand : Technicien de son
Sonia Bacon : Marketing



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Corbeau du Nord Montreal, Québec

Jason Bernier, Corbeau du Nord's composer, was born in 1978 in Longueuil, Québec. Coming from a modest background, his first contact with music was with a miniature wind organ.

After more than ten thousand hours of practice and two musical projects later, he is proud to present you Corbeau du Nord, an instrumental project that represent a new era in his infinite musical quest.
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