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The universe of Montrealers Jonathan Peters and David Lagacé is a profound one, thick and aspiring, where day and night coexist. A musical world made of ethereal vocal harmonies and rich instrumentation, where melodies speak and words sing. Impulsive, pure and authentic.
A work of art that confirms a sincere endeavor, tempestuous and inhabited by a folk that burns to the core. We attach ourselves to a piece, and then to the whole of it. To the autumnal and night inspired "Underneath Your Skin" in the album's opening, that seemingly whispers in your ear; to the flight of "The Japanees One" and "Elephants" or even the emancipating orchestrations of "Ruins Ruins", "Folklore" and "Ancestor’s Shadow".
Ultimately, Shenanigans reveals itself as a complete and powerful undertaking, like rarely heard before.
Like many folk songsmiths before him, Hip Hatchet staggers the intersection of romanticized love and everyday trials. Hip Hatchet is the project of Philippe Bronchtein, a one man band who crafts carefully orchestrated, rustic folk songs about the inner longing for companionship and steadiness. Bronchtein’s witty lyrics and sincerity allows him to visit these classic folk tropes and emerge unscathed by the cliches