Daily Archives: April 12, 2012

Bataille Solaire

((Total Eclipse)) Q&A with Bataille Solaire

Bataille Solaire

Mark your robo calendars! Tell your immediate and not so immediate social relations! Our annual three day music series TOTAL ECLIPSE (Apr. 12th -14th) starts tonight! Time to get to know some of the artists on the bill with these intimate but not too intimate BUT JUST INTIMATE ENOUGH Q&A’s.
What is your name?
BATAILLE SOLAIRE

What is the story behind your name?

It’s an anagram with my name. I think it suits well my music too.

Hometown:
I have three: Quebec city, Magdalen Islands and Montréal

Home base:
Montréal

Latest recording/release:
Baal Shamash et son char céleste on Los Discos Enfantasmes, march 2012

Describe the vibe/feel of this album in five words:
symphonic, epic, mystical, lyrical, cosmic

What have you been listening to lately?
Popol Vuh’s Letzte Tage – Letzte Nachte, Vangelis‘ Earth and Antartica, lots of 80’s funk, especially U.K. boogie (Paul Hardcastle, David Grant, Freeez…), Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, Alain Chamfort, music of my friends and bandmates, especially Femminielli, Jef Barbara and Ramzi, Donkey Kong Country soundtrack, french pop music, Ersen, Area, Yes, Renaissance, Fripp and Summer’s I Advanced Masked, Danna & Clement, Live Skull’s Cloud One, some old Xpressway sampler, Slayer, Panabrite, Françoise Hardy………………………………….

What is your craziest/most memorable/favourite tour story?
The whole SXSW thing was a crazy and memorable experience.

What’s your pre-show routine?
Wanting to die while drinking a bit.
…And post-show?
Feeling alive and drinking a bit more.

Who would you love to share a bill with?
as much people as I can.

Who are your dream collaborators (living or dead)?
Some of the people who I am already playing with.
Most crucial equipment for your music making:
computer
When and where are your upcoming shows/performances?
spring and summer: Casa del Popolo, La Brique, Sala Rossa, Théâtre Plaza, maybe a Europe tour (not sure yet)

Bataille Solaire will be performing during Total Eclipse as part of the Cabelli Presente showcase on Saturday, April 14th at La Tour Prisme (550 Beaubien, #516)