“On her debut, Double Entendre, Ariane Mahryke Lemire braved a kind of musical wilderness by exercising her ability to explore any landscape she was ready to challenge: jazz, folk, spoken word, experimental; even the limitations of language seem to present no bounds, as she can seamlessly move between French and English not just in the confines of a live show but also in the frame of a recorded album. Now, with her follow-up Décousue, Mlle. Lemire once again proves that there are no parameters within her work: just like the long and infinite landscape of the heart of Canada. This young chanteuse knows the prairies, and the landscape seems to wrap itself around her music. In this openness, the distance can be intimidating, but every 360 degrees is another open road, and surely Lemire is courageous enough to conquer the terrain in any direction it takes her.”
– Eamon McGrath, singer-song writer
"For someone that does not speak french, I find that Décousue is a universal album, a journey for everybody of any background or language. Ariane's range of style and her ability to capture the audience is obvious, even through her first few songs...
By the time track 5 comes around I want to go walking in the rain without an umbrella.
Song 6: a beautiful melody that makes the listener want to listen over and over again.
7 hits: I am in a battle, where there is no victory to be found.
Song 10 comes around and everything settles, like a kettle finished on a stove.
Lemire's true emotion and sultry performances in Décousue will have anyone who happens upon it wanting more."
– Joe Nolan, singer-song writer
Album Credits :
Producers - A. M. Lemire et Cam Boyce
Dobro slide - Nathan Burns
Gumboot - Cassey Edmunds and Francis Mayrand
Violin - Cam Boyce
Piano and accordion - Jason Kodie
Guitar - Ben Sures, Daniel Carrier, Cam Boyce, A. M. Lemire
Drums and percussion - Lyle Molzan, Ian Morris
Bass - Mike Lent, Cam Boyce
Harmonica - "Rotten" Dan Shinnan
Extra vocal - Alixe Pierre
Sampling - Eamon McGrath