RHR135 - Une Histoire De Famille - Hart Rouge
"Passionate delivery and tight harmonies are the signatures of Hart-Rouge...They are capable of extraordinary harmonies that seem almost unearthly, as if the genetic links in their vocal chords allow them to reverberate in a way not possible for nonsiblings." - Music Matters Review
"Spine-tingling, soaring vocal harmonies that only a family group can deliver and a dizzying array of acoustic instruments." - Acoustic Guitar
Une Histoire de Famille delivers French language roots music with a pop sensibility. The songs have energy, power, and decidedly catchy melodies, often balanced with a bittersweet, melancholy tone. The dark opening cut, "Marie Caissie," captures this balance well. Taken from a traditional Acadian legend about a woman who dies in a snow storm after her husband refuses to leave a party with her, the song is highly rhythmic and up-tempo with a powerful anthemic call. Emotional and chilling, the sound cuts you to the bone. One feels the whole story even if you don't understand a word of the French language.
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