For over the past ten years Montreal's LG Breton has been known more as a sideman and score composer, but all that changed last week with the release of his debut album, Consider It Done! After having flirted with studio life as a producer and arranger, touring the world backing other artists on a variety of instruments, and writing the scores for three contemporary ballets and a rock opera, Breton has officially claimed the spotlight for himself.
Before embarking on his mission to conquer the world through his music and love of red wine, Breton took the time to answer a few questions for MoonVsTheWorld. After you're done reading, make to sure check out Breton on Twitter (@lgbreton), Facebook, Myspace, and his own site, www.lgbreton.com. If you like what you hear, support Canadian music and stop by iTunes to buy the album. (...)
MVTW: When people who aren't from Montreal talk about the Montreal music scene one of the first bands they mention is Arcade Fire. What are your thoughts on their success? Has it pigeonholed up and coming bands from the region into trying to copy the Arcade Fire sound because that's what people expect to hear, rather than forge their own?
LGB: No, I don't think so, really... The Arcade Fire have their own sound and very specific energy and, ultimately, I think that every Montreal project probably have theirs. Arcade Fire might be quite influential right now on young bands just starting out in various places around the world but I've never heard another Montreal band trying to sound like them. Right now, the other better known high profile indie Montreal bands are probably Karkwa and Malajube (they both sing in French) and they all sound very different from one another. (...)
Extract from article "If LG Breton Considers It Done, So Should You" Posted by Jay Moon on 12/14/2010, MoonVsTheWorld.com