Patrick Lac & South Heaven
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Patrick Lac & South Heaven

Montréal, Quebec, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF | AFTRA

Montréal, Quebec, Canada | SELF | AFTRA
Established on Jan, 2015
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"Patrick Lac : Don't Believe Everything You Hear In Songs"

"Bridges" by Patrick Lac is a lyric driven Folk Rock album.

Something that initially jumps out at this listener is that this is not a "lazy mans" singer songwriter album. While intimate and stripped down acoustic and vocal productions are never a bad thing, it does get done a lot... and it's always refreshing to hear a songwriter go the extra mile with a full and lush production complete with female harmonies and carefully put together instrumental arrangements.

The bass in-particular is of special note, just something about how heavy it is and how it drives- it's very noticeable in a good way.

Songs like "Burning Brides" are moody masterpieces, existing in a beautifully built sound scape complete with ambient street noise that paints with a texture of reality.

The track "Bruises and Wrinkles" adds a little chaotic experimentation into the mix, but keeps a bluesy slide guitar backbone for a sound that's dirty and rough, yet remains of a high recording aesthetic.

"Bridges" by Patrick Lac is available via his Bandcamp page. - Michael Rickert - Cincinnati Music Examiner


"Patrick Lac & Kento Kataoka"

Le DJ poursuit sur sa lancé de funk soul pendant que le duo de guitare formé de Patrick Lac et Kento Kataoka s'installe. Dès les premiers instants, on constate qu'il y a plus de substance dans la voix de Patrick. Du cœur au ventre, un grin particulier dans la gorge, il chante juste et vrai. Pendant ce temps, haut-perché sur un banc en bois, de plats cheveux noirs lui couvrant le visage, Kento Kataoka passe d'une guitare acoustique jouée à plat avec un bottleneck à la guitare électrique appuyée.

Tout en contraste, autant par les guitares que dans la voix, Patrick louvoie entre rock et blues. Du Français à l'Anglais, il s'abime entre autres dans les univers de Dylan, Boucher, Bélanger, Leloup et Watson. J'ai particulièrement apprécié la première chanson Warm wind, Bruises and Wrinkles et la reprise de Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Home avec une jolie fille de l'assistance. Participant artiste à surveiller. - Vincent Duchesne - Muzik Injection


Discography

Streets of Life - *new album due to come out summer 2015*
Bridges - 2013
Rorschach - 2012

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Born in Ottawa, Patrick Lac is a singer-songwriter and crowd hypnotist. A beast of intensity on stage who mixes a dark and rich universe of words with a soothing tenor voice and luminous guitar harmonies. His hand made solo albums (Rorschach 2012 & Bridges 2013) are Dripping inspired artworks that have attracted the attention of critics from as far as Cincinnati, Ohio to the Cote-Nord of Quebec. Kento Kataoka is a stunning Japanese slide guitar player with remarkable sensitivity. He originally studied classical piano in Tokyo, but is now well established in Montreal as a soloist (The Great Novel, Gallen Hartley, Mike McKenna). Nino Deram has played more than 350 shows around the world at the helm of a wide range of different musical projects. Be it behind a keyboard or a microphone, his compositions are fascinating, musical, and compelling. Rob Linton (The Parlour Steps, CR Avery) adds his drumming with jazz-tinged sensibilities and a driving, luscious indy-rock feel from the far reaches of the Left Coast. South Heaven, established in 2014 in Montreal, are finishing up work on their debut album. Their addictive sound has been described as Pearl Jam meets Bon Iver.


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