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Huis
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Huis is a Canadian progressive rock band from Montreal. The group was founded in early 2010 by Michel Joncas (bass, keyboards) and Pascal Lapierre (keyboards) following a brief trip to the Netherlands. William Regnier (drums, percussion), Sylvain Descôteaux (vocals, keyboards), and Michel St-Père (guitar, also in the band Mystery) filled out the initial line-up.
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http://www.huisband.com
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Releases on file (3)
Huis — Abandoned Huis — Abandoned
(Unicorn Digital UNCR-5096, 2019, CD)
Huis — Neither in Heaven Huis — Neither in Heaven
(Unicorn Digital UNCR-5093, 2016, CD)
Huis — Despite Guardian Angels Huis — Despite Guardian Angels
(Unicorn Digital UNCR5088, 2014, CD)

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From the press release:

To Wake a Dream in Moving Water takes from Echo Us' past and spins it into a whole new direction, one closer to traditional acoustic Celtic music than ever before.

To Wake a Dream in Moving Water was composed and recorded during the first few months of 2017. Although Celtic influenced and comprised of a number of re-workings of Irish folk tunes and Breton aires, the album is still in large part new and original Echo Us music that fits right in the Echo Us ‘canon’. “Wake” is a natural progression from “A Priori Memoriae”, which was released to critical acclaim in Europe in 2014.

To Wake a Dream in Moving Water is Echo Us’ ‘Celtic’ album that was planned for a long time but never executed because of the work on the trilogy that came before it. The album title is a typical ‘Echo Us’ play on words which one can find their own meaning.

“It is also both evocative of the Oregon rain, which I am told is not too unlike the rain in Ireland.”(Matthews)

To Wake a Dream in Moving Water is also a comment on conception- which was unintentional when the lyric was written. Matthews surprised himself a few months after writing it, realizing that the song was actually about the nitty gritty, biological workings of what happens when a child is conceived. The folk song it derives from musically describes a courting ritual, one that even today we can all relate to in our own way.

“Come With Me Over the Mountain" in acapella was the musical inspiration for the song, and came into my consciousness after the lyrics were written a few months prior. “ (Matthews)

As with all Echo Us recordings, a number of seeming coincidences resulted in connections being drawn where prior there were none. Another experience of similar capacity was found in oboe samples from A Priori Memoriae that echoed the traditional “May Morning Dew’, also reworked for guitar on the new album.



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