Marie Davidson - Un Autre Voyage
Experimental The first time I had ever heard of Marie Davidson was on DKMD's Sacrificio EP, in which her vocals beautifully complimented every single musical note that shot out of the italo-disco inspired project from both her and David Kristan's minds. So, given the chance to review a solo album from this Montreal based artist, I just could not bring myself to pass up on the offer.

It was in 2012, after being involved in so many other projects, that Davidson decided to start releasing compositions under her own name after being involved in acts such as Les Momies de Palerme, Hotel Monochrome, the aforementioned DKMD, and Essaie Pas. Utilizing synthesizers and drum machines, her vocal delivery consists of both spoken and sung lyrical content in English and French, so you can be sure that there will never be a dull moment when listening to her work.

And, her third album, Un Autre Voyage, provides a more personal reflection on her sense of self, writing the songs out of her own experiences in life. This, like many artists, has served as an eye opening escapade, which not only has helped cleanse her psyche, but has also brought forth a few upbeat moments.

From the opening moments of Boulevard Taschereau, whereas a very soft rhythm plays lightly with Davidson's signature spoken word, yet all too warming,sensational delivery, to the final horror inspired moment of Persephone, this album is a mega thrill ride from one minute to the next. If there is any one real song that deserves it's time in the light, it would be Balade aux USA, which has her speaking in French on top of a fairly fun beat, but also one that sort of turns this release on its head; it's different from all else that is showcased.

But, yes, if there is any one strength that Davidson has, it would be her charming voice. If she were to ever narrate a movie, I'm pretty sure she would rock the fuck out of all who sat in the theater on that day. Her music does need work, however, as it's not always the best, and can sometimes dull; the length of the songs just cannot match the quality that's delivered. While it sounds good, and the mood is right, the overall sound can be a bit of a drag after a while; a bit more diversity would do well to enhance her sounds.

However, that's not to say that this album is bad by far. It's moody, it's sometimes spooky, and with titles such as Kidnap You in the Desert, it just plays out to be the soundtrack to a thriller film. Much love to Davidson and her works.
4
Brutal Resonance

Marie Davidson - Un Autre Voyage

7.0
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2015 by Holodeck Records
The first time I had ever heard of Marie Davidson was on DKMD's Sacrificio EP, in which her vocals beautifully complimented every single musical note that shot out of the italo-disco inspired project from both her and David Kristan's minds. So, given the chance to review a solo album from this Montreal based artist, I just could not bring myself to pass up on the offer.

It was in 2012, after being involved in so many other projects, that Davidson decided to start releasing compositions under her own name after being involved in acts such as Les Momies de Palerme, Hotel Monochrome, the aforementioned DKMD, and Essaie Pas. Utilizing synthesizers and drum machines, her vocal delivery consists of both spoken and sung lyrical content in English and French, so you can be sure that there will never be a dull moment when listening to her work.

And, her third album, Un Autre Voyage, provides a more personal reflection on her sense of self, writing the songs out of her own experiences in life. This, like many artists, has served as an eye opening escapade, which not only has helped cleanse her psyche, but has also brought forth a few upbeat moments.

From the opening moments of Boulevard Taschereau, whereas a very soft rhythm plays lightly with Davidson's signature spoken word, yet all too warming,sensational delivery, to the final horror inspired moment of Persephone, this album is a mega thrill ride from one minute to the next. If there is any one real song that deserves it's time in the light, it would be Balade aux USA, which has her speaking in French on top of a fairly fun beat, but also one that sort of turns this release on its head; it's different from all else that is showcased.

But, yes, if there is any one strength that Davidson has, it would be her charming voice. If she were to ever narrate a movie, I'm pretty sure she would rock the fuck out of all who sat in the theater on that day. Her music does need work, however, as it's not always the best, and can sometimes dull; the length of the songs just cannot match the quality that's delivered. While it sounds good, and the mood is right, the overall sound can be a bit of a drag after a while; a bit more diversity would do well to enhance her sounds.

However, that's not to say that this album is bad by far. It's moody, it's sometimes spooky, and with titles such as Kidnap You in the Desert, it just plays out to be the soundtrack to a thriller film. Much love to Davidson and her works. Feb 19 2015

Steven Gullotta

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I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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