Hands down, Québec City’s don of dreamlike, lo-fi moods and instrumental grooves is Pascal Asselin, best known as Millimetrik. Besides his duties as drummer for stoner rock outfit Les Indiens and multisensory collaborations with other hometown musicians, Asselin’s chief solo undertaking since 2000 finds him malting and mashing delectable musical brews filtered through layers of melancholic hip-hop, sparkling IDM and tempo-thwarted ambient. Save for its stunning cinematic moods and chunky basslines, the ADISQ-nominated Millimetrik project is always evolving in both sound and approach. Lonely Lights, his seventh album slated for a May release, was conceived as an evocative score for a night stroll in an unknown metropolis. With the help of live drums and projections provided by videographer Yannick Nolin, Asselin will take festivalgoers on a vivid voyage through Lonely Lights at EM15.
P572, Coyote Records