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Delicious fruits from Quebec Antique "The Abbey Tapes"


I wrote about Quebec Antique not too long ago on a post I called Mellow Music Madness, where I showcased a couple of artists that had wonderful mellow songs you can relax to. However, over the past days I have enjoyed their music way TOO much that I just had to spread the word about how awesome these guys sound. Quebec Antique is a project by duo Andy Dollerson and Michael Blake. Their Album “The Abbey Tapes” was released January 2009.

I think Chrisr from CD Baby said it best “Lovely, crystalline beats support a bed of swelling sounds and hushed, earnest vocals. As with Ben Gibbard, the lyrics seem both confessional and universal.” Many have said their sound branches off from Postal Service, to which I have to emphasize that although Quebec Antique may have some similarities here and there, they are a completely different tree with amazing melodically rich electronic fruits for your hungry ears. As Blake describes it, unlike the conventional electronica genre that tends be on one extreme of the spectrum with its over manipulated, completely predictable sounds, Quebec Antique strives in producing a much more creative melodic sound that takes the best from both worlds.

You will sure see these guys again on The Music Ninja’s Best albums of 2009! Check out there website here or listen to their music on thesixtyone

Right As Rain – The Abbey Tapes”

”Right As Rain”

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Under White Roofs – The Abbey Tapes”

”Under White Roofs”

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Sleep – The Abbey Tapes”


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From her solo debut album titled “Sea Sew” comes Irish singer Lisa Hannigan‘s first single “Lille”, a mellow melodic instrumental song that is bound to lower your heart-rate. Her album Sea Sew was released in Ireland on September 2008 and then an American release followed February 2009. You can check Lisa receiving the Colbert Bump when she appeared on the Colbert Report here.

“Lille” – Lisa Hannigan


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This second song comes from American-born musician Sean Fournier. In his album “Oh My” (available for free download) spreads across many genres including folk, acoustic and pop. The song “Another like you” really stands out as the slow tempo and mellow acoustic in the background enables him to showcase his great signing voice. He is on a quest to spread his music around the world, and judging by the many great songs on his albums, I will definitely join his cause. Go to http://www.sean-fournier.com/ohmy/ to download “Oh My”!

“Another like you” – Sean Fournier

”Another like you”

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Quebec Antique is a project by duo Andy Dollerson and Michael Blake. Their Album “The Abbey Tapes” is a mix between Ambient and Electronica with sprinkles of Pop thrown in. If you like this song I highly recommend that you listen to “Right as Rain”, which sounds similar to some of Dntel and Imogen Heap’s slower, more ambient songs. You can listen to their whole album at their virb.com

“Sleep” – Quebec Antique


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