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Patrick Pleau’s claim to fame came in 2007 along with his band Plajia and the release Beautiful Explosion; an album for which Patrick wrote the majority of the lyrics and music. Beautiful Explosion was nominated in 2008 for Archambault’s ‘Grand Prix de la relève’ (with fellow nomeniees : Tricot Machine, Samian, Alfa Rococo, Gaële, Le Husky & Bruno Marcil).

Hype-Moi, Patrick’s first solo project produced by Bob & Bill (Guy Dubuc and Marc Lessard) ranges from urban to oneiric themes. Several songs also make light of his “Geek / Internet” persona; tongue-in-cheek references to his past reputations. Raised in a musical environment (Patrick’s father was a DJ), it is with this first francophone release that he refined his lyrical stylings which he describes as “Peter Pan-like controlled naiveté” with songs written between 2002 and 2008 (including previously unreleased tracks from Plajia). Hype-Moi could be considered as the logical follow-up to Beautiful Explosion, with more of a masterful production and craftier songs (as shown by its first radio-single; Bacolophobe).
Though seemingly provocative, the album’s title Hype-Moi (Hype-Me) is a humorous invitation — one that should not be taken as a direct assault against critics but might recommend a different approach with which to showcase up-and-coming artists. Further following the example set by Beautiful Explosion, on Hype-Moi Patrick carefully utilizes sonic landscapes of popular 70s instruments such as Fender Rhodes and Wurlitzer keys.


released March 10, 2009

Patrick Pleau Voix, guitares, piano, programmation
Guy Dubuc Piano, Wurlitzer, Fender Rhodes, claviers, programmation
Marc Lessard Batterie, percussion, programmation
Guy Kaye Guitares
Rémy Malo Basse
Geneviève Plante Trompette
Guillaume Roy Cor français
Pierre Beaudry Tuba
Sonya Sanscartier Chœur (#4 et #10)

Prise de son : Rob Heaney
Enregistrements au Studio Bob & Bill par Marc Lessard et Guy Dubuc
Mixage au Studio Mixart par Rod Shearer
Matriçage à Ryebread Mastering par Ryan Morey
Arrangements : Patrick Pleau et Bob & Bill
Réalisation : Bob & Bill
Producteur exécutif et direction artistique pour Orange Music : Claude Simard
Toile à l’huile : Caroline Aquin
Photographies : Sonia Bourdon
Design : Patrick Pleau et Simon Mallette St-Pierre



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Patrick Pleau Montréal, Québec

Romantic Prog from post-hyped-city Montreal, Canada.
Thanks to Brooklyn, NY.

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Track Name: Café noir
comme un caf je laisse des traces
sur un contrat laiss sur la table
on stait dit restons amis
j'ai insist et tes rest

comme un caf je deviens froid
si on me laisse seul sur un banc
le plaisir dtre veill

comme un caf je suis les gens
dans leur routine sur mon cran
latt, cors, tel est mon tre
ouvert trs tard l tes pratique

au coin des rues
les hauts gratte-ciels
la solitude professionnelle
se sentir quand mme vivant

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