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Le volume du vent, Karkwa's third album, finds the Quebec rock group swinging for the fences. Their expansive sound surges on successive waves of emotion, earning rightful comparisons to Radiohead’s, yet the French language offers singer Louis-Jean Cormier and his bandmates something warmer and altogether their own. A prime example comes near the halfway mark with “La façade”, a driving, intense and at times achingly pretty song about false appearances. Beautifully arranged, urgently performed, this is rock as swelling, swirling reverie.

Biography

Formed: 1998

Genre: French Pop

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Although Karkwa only released three albums during the band's first decade together, the Canadian group garnered considerable critical acclaim during that time, eventually becoming the first francophone band to win the Polaris Music Prize. Formed in 1998 by singer/guitarist Louis-Jean Cormier, keyboardist François Lafontaine, bassist Martin Lamontagne, drummer Stephane Bergeron, and percussionist Julien Sagot, Karkwa scored a quick victory after being cherry-picked to perform at the Printemps du Quebec...
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