Boréal Tordu: Reviews
Everything from the fine artwork, translated lyrics in the liner notes, the varied styles of original, traditional--even Grappelli/Reinhardt!--, and of course excellent musicianship, combine to make a most pleasing experience. The more I hear it, the more I like it!
Tunes from Acadian country mix with originals on new CD
Review: Boreal Tordu’s new release is a celebration of life
“They are a light-hearted, improvident, unenterprising people, more fond of the fiddle than the hoe”
...La Bonne Vie is a major step forward for the group...an inspiration to the Franco-American community...the group sounds like no one else...
"If you can listen to this without a smile on your face, you're a dick."
une fougue et une bonne humeur qui ont envoûté toute l'assemblée... ne les manquez surtout pas, vous serez surpris de voir avec quel talent et quel plaisir ils jouent notre répertoire et avec quel bonheur ils s'expriment en français
...all these styles and more on their highly likeable, debut full-length, La Bonne Vie.
...this bringing to life of traditional Canadian, American and French music is altogether new, made particularly appealing by the love of what they are doing and the contagious beat of the music.
Friendly reminder from Boréal Tordu: Cajun wasn't born on the Bayou
a fun brand of rootsy acoustic music that’s accessible... and features some top-notch musicality and singing.
"The simplistic music, coupled with excellent vocals earns “La Bonne Vie” four-peppers."
While the album is sung enitrely in French, the lyrics carry over the language barrier, supplying wonderful arrangements as well as pleasing vocals and harmonies...
SHAPPY: the music was really cool, like a folky Southern French band or something.
DAVE: Yeah, we’re not totally sure how to describe them, but we enjoyed them with the rest of Maine.
It's folk music in the purest sense, because it relies on tradition but folds in contemporary values and sensibilities.