Les Collemboles
Porté Disparu

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“Magique!” With a smile Malajube comment their powerful impromptu performance. The Montreal-based band is the first non-English, non-German-singing act we got to work with. And indeed the list of internationally popular Indie-rock bands that do not perform in English is small. Yet it seems that Malajube have never been really hindered by this. For all those who don’t understand what Julien is singing about springtails (“Les collemboles“) or being reported missing (“Porté Disparu”), there is still the music to talk to them. So even though Malajube have a good connection to Montreal’s francophone scene, their music “doesn’t have any center to the Quebec cultural folkloric”, as keyboardist/vocalist Thomas explained once. In the light of catchy tunes and a vivid performance that really let the spark jump across, language discussion is made redundant.


  • Posted: August 16, 2009
  • Camera: Michael Luger
  • Sound Recording: Matthias Leihs
  • Post-Production: Michael Luger
  • Photography: Simon Brugner