Danielle Boutet :: Pièces

Danielle Boutet’s Pièces is a perfect addition to the FT$ catalogue, offering an ice-frosted window into Quebec in the mid-1980s. Chilly marimbas, even chillier DX-7 synths, slightly menacing fretless bass, a female Gainsbourg muttering enigmatically in French … Again, it’s all hard to sum up or fit into any particular genre, though you might note post-punk impulses rubbing up against new age influences, minimalism meeting up with the Chanson tradition.