Cyber Neptune... Upon the first lines of the album we guess where the songwriter Claire Vezina wants to take us with her 4th opus. Powerful and significant, the album Cyber Neptune sails across open waters; sometimes stormy, sometimes calm but always intense. Cyber for modern world, daily life and virtual reality whereas Neptune stands for water, imagination and depth.
The dreamlike and sensitive texts talk about life and death, love and war and tell us about urban stories (il pleut sur la ville, Dans ton monde cyber), a Vendeen legend (Méluzine), comtemporary questionings (Cyber Neptune, Jeanne, Les soldats), waking dreams (Naufrage, 11h52, De l'ouest une brise souffle) and interrogations about life (Soleil, Tant de guerres).
With her new album, the musician makes us navigate through her universe with the help of electro-rock atmospher, slightly influenced by progressive sound, without disconnecting from her musical roots.
The arrangements of Cyber Neptune flow from the beginning till the end and gives us the desire to come back a little bit more in order to immerge ourselves in her completely opposite poles. With her unique voice, Claire indulges us with her attractive and finely shaped melodies.
You will rediscover the color and legendary warmth of her piano Rhodes that she brought back in many of her compositions. The pianist reveals herself with other parts of piano, Wurlitzer, Mellotron, organ and even handles the guitar strings.
Let’s not forget all the noteworthy partners such as Serge Poulin who offered his outstanding collaboration as a co-writer of several songs and co-produced some recordings. He played all the drum parts, percussion, some of the guitars and created unique twists that give this production its enigmatic color. We must also mention the participation of Jeff Grenier of Monocube studio for the recording and mixing as well as for his participation as a guess musician on some of the songs. Also, Marc-André Dubé, the faithful friend met many moons ago, at the base. We can not help noticing the participation of the guitarists Éric Savard, Richard Soucy, Christian Poirier and David Jacques at the saz who joined Claire on this production by adding their own personal touch with their guitars. Finally, a transatlantic collaboration from a German friend, Gerd Heger and his text Tant de Guerres.
Cyber Neptune: totally unhindered and independent album.
Cyber Neptune de Claire Vezina: A singer songwriter to discover.
Production: Claire Vezina et Serge Poulin
Arrangements: Claire Vezina, Serge Poulin et les musiciens
Recording and mixing: Jeff Grenier (Studio Monocube)
Additional recordings: Serge Poulin (La Grouve Shoppe)