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November 22nd, 2023

Elisapie presents a cover of Eurythmics' Love Is A Stranger and a new version of her song Arnaq exclusively via Spotify

Elisapie
November 15th, 2023

Shaina Hayes unveils the single New Favorite and announces the release of her sophomore album

Shaina Hayes
November 8th, 2023

Annie-Claude Deschênes signs with Bonsound and releases MENACE MINIMALE, a dystopic yet catchy first single

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October 30th, 2023

Lisa LeBlanc unveils an electrifying live performance of the song Dans l'jus before embarking on an international tour and a series of orchestra concerts

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October 26th, 2023

Shaina Hayes signs with Bonsound

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October 18th, 2023

Sophia Bel teams up with Thierry Larose on the enchanting new French single Dans les marguerites

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October 12th, 2023

Milk & Bone unveils a new version of their song Piggyback remixed by Blue Hawaii

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October 12th, 2023

Our 2023 GAMIQ nominations

October 10th, 2023

Population II unveils Électrons libres du québec!

Population II
October 4th, 2023

Population II unveils Pourquoi qu’on dort pas just two days before the release of Électrons libres du québec

Population II
October 3rd, 2023

Les Louanges turns the page with an emotional music video for the song Facile

Les Louanges
September 20th, 2023

Elisapie releases Inuktitut, her highly anticipated fourth album!

Elisapie
September 20th, 2023

2023 ADISQ Nominations

September 20th, 2023

Claudia Bouvette captures the thrill of freedom on her new single Cowgirl Radio

Claudia Bouvette
September 13th, 2023

Elisapie unveils a poignant rendition of I Want To Break Free two days before the release of Inuktitut

Elisapie
September 8th, 2023

Laurence-Anne releases Oniromancie, her third album!

Laurence-Anne
September 6th, 2023

Laurence-Anne releases the distressing single Vitesse two days before the release of Oniromancie, her third album

Laurence-Anne
August 30th, 2023

Milk & Bone presents a stripped-down version of their song Sour

Milk & Bone
August 29th, 2023

Claudia Bouvette and Sophia Bel extend the summer with First Date (Version française)

August 23rd, 2023

Population II presents C.T.Q.S, a psych-rock ticking time bomb

Population II
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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