Country : Canada Label : Ensoul Genres and styles : Soul/R&B Year : 2023

PAN M 360 / TOP 100 : Dominique Fils-Aimé – Our Roots Run Deep

· by Michel Labrecque

Over the past few weeks, our most active record reviewers have had the task of choosing their 5 favorite recordings of 2023, and here they are. This selection is unique and quite different of all you can find on the web or through traditional medias.

Our Roots Run Deep is the fourth album from the prolific Afro-Montreal singer and songwriter. It is also the first opus of a trilogy, which follows the first trilogy, consisting of the discs Nameless (2018), Stay Tuned (2019) and Three Little Words (2021). Dominique Fils-Aimé loves to challenge the current music industry, based on immediacy. It’s complicated, but she likes it a lot. Dominique loves numbers. While the first trilogy focused on Afro-American roots, this second trilogy will focus more on her personal roots and life experience. This first volume is very convincing. It’s a real work of art. With fairly simple but subtle instrumentation (double bass, percussion, trumpet, keyboards), Dominique Fils-Aimé multiplies the vocal scores and harmonies, almost endlessly, in collaboration with his producer, Jacques Roy. Percussive voices, angelic voices, painful voices, evanescent voices, which respond to each other, which contradict each other, which merge and reproduce.

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