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November 23rd, 2021

Laurence-Anne celebrates the 1st anniversary of Musivision with a unique concert

Laurence-Anne
November 18th, 2021

P'tit Belliveau unveils J’aimerais d’avoir un John Deere, a powerful piano ballad

P'tit Belliveau
November 15th, 2021

Claudia Bouvette unveils Miss Blumenfeld, her very first composition in French

Claudia Bouvette
November 11th, 2021

Magi Merlin signs with Bonsound

Magi Merlin
November 10th, 2021

Sophia Bel unveils new single 2AM (And I Did It Again) along with its analog video shot in the UK

Sophia Bel
November 9th, 2021

Les Louanges presents Qu’est-ce que tu m’fais and unveils the details of his next album, Crash

Les Louanges
November 5th, 2021

ADISQ: A look back at the 2021 First Gala and the Industry Gala

November 3rd, 2021

Lisa LeBlanc releases the orchestral-disco single, Entre toi pi moi pi la corde de bois, and reveals the details of her upcoming album

Lisa LeBlanc
November 2nd, 2021

Misc presents their immersive concert “Partager l’ambulance, la totale ” at Usine C and Grand Théâtre de Québec

Misc
October 29th, 2021

Safia Nolin releases her new EP SEUM and unveils a music video for the song Personne

Safia Nolin
October 21st, 2021

BEYRIES unveils Valhalla Dancer just weeks before her US tour

BEYRIES
October 13th, 2021

2021 GAMIQ nominations

October 13th, 2021

Claudia Bouvette reveals BBZ, her first single via Bonsound

Claudia Bouvette
October 8th, 2021

Franky Fade releases his first solo album, CONTRADICTIONS

Franky Fade
October 6th, 2021

Franky Fade presents the captivating new single Bon ami ahead of the release of his debut solo album CONTRADICTIONS

Franky Fade
October 5th, 2021

Safia Nolin delivers her new alt-rock single Mourir au large and announces a series of shows

Safia Nolin
October 1st, 2021

Claudia Bouvette joins Bonsound

Claudia Bouvette
September 29th, 2021

Corridor releases the new song Et Hop and announces new tour dates

Corridor
September 28th, 2021

Gus Englehorn joins the roster of Bonsound’s Booking Agency

Gus Englehorn
September 22nd, 2021

Lisa LeBlanc unveils Pourquoi faire aujourd’hui, a tribute to procrastination with a disco twist

Lisa LeBlanc
Philippe B's flagship album Variations fantômes celebrates its 10th anniversary with a special edition on vinyl

Philippe B's flagship album Variations fantômes celebrates its 10th anniversary with a special edition on vinyl

10 years to the day since the release of Philippe B's emblematic album Variations fantômes, Bonsound is celebrating its anniversary with a special reissue on vinyl. A new silkscreened jacket and a risograph-printed booklet with new material will also be included with the silver limited edition vinyl. This exclusive release will be available as of Monday, May 3rd at participating independent record stores, and can be pre-ordered through Bonsound's online store now.

Initially launched on May 3rd, 2011, Variations fantômes is inspired by classical music themes from Ravel, Strauss, Schubert and Vivaldi, to name a few. Following the exploration, introspection and reinterpretation of the works of these artists, Philippe B was guided by beauty, melancholy, faith, love and death when writing the lyrics of the very personal pieces that make the album. With his unique way of stringing words together to create vivid imagery, the singer-songwriter tells stories filled with passion, remorse and torment. His modern, intense folk music and intriguing ambience accompanies his poetic lyrics, which sets him apart from his peers. The result is a harmonious amalgamation of guitars, keyboards and violins integral to Philippe B's distinct musical universe.

Variations fantômes is available on all music services.

Variations fantômes has been acclaimed by several publications and critics, in addition to finding its way to the top of multiple charts since its release. In 2011, the album ranked first and third on the year-end lists of best Quebec albums by Le Devoir (Philippe Papineau) and La Presse respectively, while Voir placed it at the top of their list of albums to listen to while reading the lyrics. The album continues to leave its mark on the cultural landscape long after its release, as CISM named Variations fantômes album of the decade in 2019. It was also included in La Presse's best albums of the mid-decade list in 2015 (Alain Brunet), as well as in the top 25 best Quebec albums released since 1990 published by Le Journal de Montréal in 2016.

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