Jonathan Personne is the solo project of Canadian singer-songwriter and musician Jonathan Robert, better know for his work with the band Corridor. He has released a new solo album called Disparitions which is out now via Montreal based label Michel Records. He also announced a new live show at Pop Montréal.
According to the press release, Personne’s guitar-driven second record looks to gracefully blur eras of music, from 60s psychedelia to wiry 80s post-punk and jangle-pop that have found comparisons to The Field Mice and The Go-Betweens. The characteristic sound of Jonathan Personne is a clever mix of genres and imagery; there’s a feeling of the desert’s landscape which Personne looks to photograph and translate in his work. This vision is brought to mind with the music, and a clear influence from the cinematography and scores from Spaghetti Western movies, and the music of composers like Ennio Morricone, Luis Bacalov, or Riz Ortolani; it’s an idea that has lead Jonathan to dub his work “Spaghetti Western Rock”.
Listen to the full album below and check a playlist from the Canadian songwriter with tracks and artists which inspired his music.
Yo La Tengo – Big Day Coming. Music I listen to when I’m driving in the morning.
Etienne Daho – Week End à Rome. Music I listen to when I’m driving in the afternoon.
Nas – Life’s A Bitch. Music I listen to when I’m driving at night.
Jimmy Hunt – Les gens qui m’aiment. Music I listen to when I go for a walk.
Oneothrix Point Never – Stress Waves. Music I listen to when I’m taking a plane.
Boards Of Canada – Telephasis Workshop. Music I listen to when I’m taking a boat.
Panda Bear – Crosswords. Music I listen to when I’m working.
Bibio – Flesh Rots, Pip Sown. Music I listen to when I’m doing the groceries.
Nico – These Days. Music I listen to when I’m cooking.
The Carpenters – Superstar. Music I listen to when I… I don’t know man…