Thursday, May 25, 1995
Improvised rock, punk-jazz, post-modern ethnic: Justine’s music is hybrid in nature. From jig to digital, from tango to noise, the band serves up an assemblage of sonic layers and musical chunks. A textured sound in which soul is expressed through synthetic instruments and surprising twists.
Justine can easily switch from instrumental tunes to songs. Lyrics are half playful, half metaphorical, sweet, and activist. Four voices, each with its own hues, contribute their rough, light, chanted and whispered tones to the message.
Justine’s music is open and pluralistic. It is also home to several paradoxes living together under the same room. Justine illustrates an era ready to tumble toward a new century. Live in Montréal, Toronto, Gênes, Vicenza, Rome, etc.