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June 5, 2020

Soul Secret Agency’s Instrumentals album is out now!

The Montreal collective Soul Secret Agency unveils its new album “Instrumentals”.

Listen / Buy the new album: Instrumentals by Soul Secret Agency

Recorded entirely on analog tape under the direction of producer and sound engineer Howard Bilerman (Arcade Fire, Leonard Cohen, Godspeed You! Black Emperor), the album pays homage to 60’s Soul and R&B in Canada and especially in Montreal at a time when many Afro-American musicians would take up residency in cabarets and clubs across the city.

The songs conjure classic grooves and lavish melodies hinting at the sound of Motown and at the live music that was heard at the Apollo, Black Orchid, and Soul Heaven in Montreal.

Danny Trudeau – bass, vibraphone, organ, percussion
Eric Lemelin – guitar
Francis G. Veillette – guitar, pedal steel
Willis Pride – piano, rhodes, organ
Pascal Lepage – drums, tambourine
Elli Miller Maboungou – congas, shakers
Judith Little-Daudelin – background vocals
Sophie Castonguay – background vocals
Chloe McNeil – background vocals

Additional Musicians:
Mark Leclerc – baritone saxophone on “Cuz I’m In Love”
Quatuor Esca: Arranged and conducted by Danny Trudeau
Performed by Melanie Belair – violin; Chantal Bergeron – violin; Ligia Paquin – viola; Camille Paquette-Roy – cello

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