Bio

ANTOINE WILLIAM CARON, a biologist by trade,  honed his songwriting skills as a member of electro-pop and new wave bands in his hometown  Montréal.  His highly personal and sometimes flashy synthesizer parts were central to the sounds of Popstress and moreover, the all-electronic RedShift that he founded with the late great poet/singer/actor Ian Stephens (see Erik Cimon's documentary "Montréal New Wave" for a taste). 

After a long hiatus working in research labs, aWc (as he is also known)  returned with the making of his solo piano recording entitled "l'inévitable? léviter".  A collection of 21 mostly short pieces (some going back as far as his debut on his mom's upright!), the album navigates between classical and new age influences with a touch of jazz and rock. "l'inévitable..." features   compositions perfected over many years, as well as improvisations recorded in a single take;  other tracks combine both approaches. In their own way these are songs without words. Fittingly, the album closes with versions of two RedShift songs: the fan-favorite "Abandon" and the band's eponymous piece.

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