For guys and gals who miss the cool loungy feel of the late 90s that bands like Morcheeba used to infiltrate in our bodies, here’s Men I Trust. This Quebec City band nails the soft lazy sexy and spleen-esque music we miss so much. In the last few years, only Rhye and London Grammar had succeeded delivering that mood.

Men I Trust had released a solid eponymous album in 2014, backslides with “Headroom” that is a bit darker than your typical Morcheeba style of lounge. On Out In Myself, which features singer Emmanuelle Proulx, plays with low fuzzy bass and slight industrial beats. The quartet is built on solid music skills: High-school friends Dragos Chiriac (Keys and Mastering) and Jessy Caron (Guitar, Bass & Keys) have music degrees at Laval University, in Jazz guitar and audio post-production, while singer Odile Marmet-Rochefort’s is in classical singing. The trio met Emma through a video on the web, fascinated by her grainy and fragile voice.

 

Men I Trust achieve perfect beauty when they find great piano melodies on which they can add a magnificent female voice. Pure delight on Again, a very atmospheric track featuring Ghostly Kisses. The band links up with a groovier song, Quiet (featuring Odile) that keeps all softness aboard, but makes the hips move. Short (too short!) instrumental interlude Sad Organ brings a cool Daft Punk danceable spin to this album, their second together, but first with Emma.

To me, this type of album is perfect to relax, for a Sunday morning, for a nice country ride on a sunny afternoon. Its relaxing and well enough built to capture my ears every second. Highly recommended for these types of moods. “Headroom” was released June 30, 2015.

men i trust headroom

MEN I TRUST
Headroom
(indépendant, 2015)

-Genre: modern lounge
-In the same vibes as Rhye, London Grammar, Morcheeba, Portishead

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Nicolas Pelletier
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Mélomane invétéré et rédacteur agréé, Nicolas pratique la critique en mode olympique: il parle de tout, tout le temps, depuis 1991. Il a publié 4 500 critiques de disques et concerts dont 1100 chez emoragei magazine et 600 sur enMusique.ca, dont il a également été le rédacteur en chef de 2009 à 2014. Nicolas a publié "Les perles rares et les grands crus de la musique" en janvier 2013, un ouvrage de 1250 pages en deux tomes.