Montreal-based art-rock trio Population II share the music video for “Ce n’est reve,” a psychedelic cut off their debut LP À La Ô Terre on Castle Face Records, out everywhere. Mxdwn premiered the video, praising how “the synths go from ominous to scintillating, with the bass guitar burbling all the while in the background, a foretelling the dissonance that’s yet to come.” The band will be performing at M For Montreal tonight.
Population II is able to break the barrier of language, using words as an accessory and the echoey voice ram the music without taking too much place, acting almost like another instrument, hypnotizing into a sort of long trance. The debut album was recorded in Montreal with the help of the producer and musician Emmanuel Ethier (Chocolat, Corridor, Jonathan Personne). With his background and experience, joining forces with the unapologetic instrument play of the band, they were able to let the blazing energy truly shine through the 10 songs composing this debut album.