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After Jamais (j’aurais pensé), La vie attend pasAmerica, and Rosier, Valence has finally released his first album, Pêle-mêle!

The fine-tuned yet laid-back indie pop of Vincent Dufour alias Valence is one that is unobtrusively attractive. An amalgam of warm colors and a nod to soft-rock ballad clichés, it melds catchy and cosmic melodies, borrowing its dense sound from neo-psychedelia and its ethereal aesthetic from dream pop. How it all seems so effortless is dreadfully charming.

Valence’s approach is however anything but random, and draws its inspiration from electronic music research and sound modelling. He admits being influenced by pioneers of the method like François de Roubaix, or more recently, Kevin Parker. Producer in the maximum privacy of his bedroom in the St-Sauveur district, Valence nevertheless gives himself the leisure to explore as he pleases, without any limits or pressure.

Autonomous without going at it entirely alone, the young artist collaborated with Steeven Chouinard (from Le Couleur), Aubert Gendron Marsolais and Antoine Bourque, who – this time around in the studio, not in his room – joined to add their touch to the new track.

His first album “Pêle-mêle” is out now.
order it here 
order the vinyl here

Shows

3 Octobre 2021
Montreal
Osheaga
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11 décembre 2021
Saint-Hyacinthe
Le Zaricot
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Etienne Dufresne
Helena Deland
Hildegard
Lydia Képinski
Lysandre
Robert Robert
Valence
Nicolet

Credit

Branding : BillyClub
Design + dev. : P-L Cossette
Dev. : Deven caron