What happens when you drive an hour out of Winnipeg with the band in -25 degree (Celsius) weather? The guitar swells and the melody lines start to sound like the northern lights. Flirting with 1960s guitar tones, traveling between heavy base lines and raw melodies, Lemire offers her most finely crafted songs to date.
Recorded in Roseisle Manitoba Je deviens le loup (I Become the Wolf) is
a perfect album to listen to when driving down a long stretch of highway, or huddled up in front on a fire with whisky...or wine.
Along for the ride: Joey Landreth (Bros. Landreth) on guitars, Murray Pulver (Crash Test Dummies, Doc Walker) on acoustic, Benoît Morier (Lisa Leblanc, Chic Gamine) on bass, Anique Granger and Andrea Lindsay on back vocals, Marc Pérusse (Fiori, Luc de la Rochellière) on vocal production, and Don Benedictson in the co-producer and mixing seats.
Electrique and tenor guitars : Joey Landreth
Additional guitars : Murray Pulver
Bass : Benoit Morier
Percussion and drums : Daniel Roa
Additional bass : Don Benedictson
Background vocals :
Andrea Lindsay and Anique Granger
Producer : Don db Benedictson, Unity Gain Productions
Vocal producer : Marc Pérusse, Le divant vert
Mix : Don Benedictson
Mastering : Marc Thériault, Le lab
Photo : Nick Carlson
Drawings : Tony Baker
Design and layout : A. M. Lemire
"I love to listen to Ariane’s music; whether in English or French, her voice and musicality weave a spell. Her work is easy to like, and rewards her fans with a satisfying depth beyond the straightforward beauty that is her music’s first impression.
I could listen to Ariane all day."
- Anna Marie Sewell, Edmonton Poete Laureate 2011-2013