3 Songs, 20 Minutes


About Marie Davidson

As a solo artist and as one half of Essaie Pas, Marie Davidson creates cold, hypnotic minimal wave with analog synthesizers and drum machines, showcasing her intimate yet detached lyrics that are more often spoken than sung. Davidson first became known for her work with Xarah Dion as Les Momies de Palerme. The duo began releasing material in 2007, and Constellation released their full-length Brûlez Ce Coeur in 2012. Davidson was also a part of Sam Shalabi's experimental orchestra Land of Kush, who also released albums on Constellation, and she appeared on Matana Roberts' debut album for the label, Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens De Couleur Libres. She formed Essaie Pas with Pierre Guerineau in 2010, and the duo began releasing cassettes the following year. Davidson also collaborated with Canadian electronic music veteran David Kristian under the name DKMD, debuting with 2012 EP On the Other Side. Davidson made her solo debut in 2012 with a self-titled digital EP. Austin-based label HoloDeck, home to Troller and S U R V I V E, issued it on cassette in 2013. Weyrd Son Records released Davidson's debut solo album, Perte D'Identité, in 2014. She returned to HoloDeck for her second album, 2015's Un Autre Voyage. In 2016, Essaie Pas' full-length Demain Est Une Autre Nuit was released by DFA, and Cititrax issued Davidson's solo effort Adieux Au Dancefloor. ~ Paul Simpson

Montreal, Canada