Alex Mc MahonCA/QC
Relatively unknown to the general public, Alex Mc Mahon is nonetheless a powerhouse of Québec’s musical industry. After a foray into sacred music with the Petits Chanteurs de Trois-Rivières, Mc Mahon undertook collegiate studies in piano jazz in Drummondville and Montréal but dropped out to tour the New York circuit. Eventually trading jazz for electro, he partnered with Jean-Philippe Goncalves to form the band Plaster, which notably received a Félix award in 2006.
As a talented keyboardist, Mc Mahon toured internationally with the likes of Daniel Bélanger and Lhasa de Sela, and also participated in a number of house bands for talk shows and galas. As a respected produced, he founded the L gros studio in 2001 with former brother in arms Jean-Phi, where he produces music for film, advertising and video games, but mainly albums for a plethora of high-profile artists including Ariane Moffatt, Radio Radio, Yann Perreau, Patrice Michaud, Jorane and Betty Bonifassi; incidentally, he was named Producer of the year at ADISQ in 2008 for his collaboration with Catherine Major.
For many of us, music acted as a sort of cathartic outlet to drive out pandemic-related anxiety and depression. For Alex Mc Mahon, who has primarily been working in studio since his children were born, confinement presented a golden opportunity to delve into the spontaneous side of musical creation. The fruit of it all became Humeurs modulantes, entirely produced from the infinite possibilities and happy accidents provided by modular synthesizers.
Multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer Alex Mc Mahon, born in Trois-Rivières and now based in Montréal.
Electronic, Noise, Techno
Expat Vol.1 (2020)