Skip to contentSkip to navigation
Bonsound
May 14th, 2021

LUMIÈRE releases his debut album A.M.I.E.S.A.M.O.U.R

LUMIÈRE
May 12th, 2021

LUMIÈRE unveils a music video for LE.DÉFI.DE.L’AMOUR

LUMIÈRE
April 28th, 2021

Sophia Bel unveils a second remixes EP for the song You’re Not Real You’re Just A Ghost

Sophia Bel
April 27th, 2021

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

Philippe B
April 23rd, 2021

Laurence-Anne releases her second album, Musivision

Laurence-Anne
April 21st, 2021

Laurence-Anne presents Tempête, a new single off Musivison

Laurence-Anne
April 19th, 2021

BEYRIES presents a video for Nous sommes, co-directed by Maxime Le Flaguais, also the song’s writer

BEYRIES
April 15th, 2021

Les Louanges returns with new single Pigeons

Les Louanges
April 1st, 2021

Bonsound partners with Anniversary Group

March 30th, 2021

Sophia Bel releases the No More - Extended Flavour Pack remix EP

Sophia Bel
March 22nd, 2021

Misc invites you to “share the ambulance” for an extraordinary virtual experience

Misc
March 19th, 2021

Mark Clennon unveils a music video for Stray and releases the EP Foreign

Mark Clennon
March 18th, 2021

P’tit Belliveau unveils new EP … chante Baptiste, a collection of cover songs originally by Baptiste Comeau

P'tit Belliveau
March 18th, 2021

BEYRIES x Grey’s Anatomy: hear her cover of To Love Somebody in tonight’s episode

BEYRIES
March 11th, 2021

LUMIÈRE presents AMITIÉ.DÉCHUE and announces the release of his debut album

LUMIÈRE
March 9th, 2021

Les Deuxluxes present a music video for Vacances Everest

Les Deuxluxes
March 2nd, 2021

Laurence-Anne unveils Nyx and announces the release of her sophomore album, Musivision

Laurence-Anne
February 26th, 2021

Mark Clennon releases a second single, Stray

Mark Clennon
February 25th, 2021

Marie Davidson & L’Œil Nu announce a unique livestream performance directed by Denis Côté and a Jlin remix of C’est parce que j'm’en fous

Marie Davidson & L'Œil Nu
February 9th, 2021

Mark Clennon releases a music video for Don’t Start A Fire and announces a new EP

Mark Clennon
February 3rd, 2021

Misc unveils new album Partager l’ambulance

Misc
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.

Bonsound