Un monde de dissonances

By Sirène et Matelot

Un monde de dissonances, the second album from PEI Acadian group Sirène et Matelot, was released in September by Le Grenier musique.

Lennie Gallant and Patricia Richard formed Sirène et Matelot in 2019. Their sophomore album features eleven new songs, written and composed by the duo, with several collaborations, including a co-write with American musician Jimmy Buffett.

The artists sing songs of love, stories of belief and betrayal, redemption and celebration. They sing about conflicting discourses and social media. There are adventure songs too, like the story of their friend Kirsten Neuschäfer winning a solo sailing race around the world; and that of the late Johnny Hallyday through the eyes of Jimmy Buffet, song co-writer and personal friend of Hallyday and Gallant. 

Un monde de dissonances was produced by Davy Gallant and Sirène et Matelot. The musicians are Lennie Gallant (vocals, acoustic guitars, high strung, harmonica, mandolin), Patricia Richard (vocals, bodhrán mandolin, podorythmie), Julien Robichaud (keyboards), Davy Gallant (guitars, banjo, mandolin, percussion, harmonies), Gilles Tessier (electric guitar), Gilbert Fradette (drums), Éric Maheu (bass), Hugo St-Laurent (keyboards), Simon Blouin (drums), Rémy Malo (bass), Gabriel Ethier (keyboards) and Catherine Le Saunier (cello). Jimmy Buffett, Patricia Conroy, Dennis Ellsworth, Mac McAnally and Jac Gautreau each contributed to the text or music of a couple of songs.