Philosoft

by Nicole Aube

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Max Vaehling Wicked, haunting sounds and strong, confident melodies. A few of the songs take a while to catch on, but they do, big time, and if there's one thing I can't fault a debut album for, it's ambition. Favorite track: Perfect Lover.
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A $1.00 CAD portion of all sales of Philosoft [and all proceeds from the sale of the track 'Ninth Madder Dream (The Bangladesh Song)'] go to help fund Take Back The Night, helping to keep the streets safe for real lovers, poets and everyone! THANK YOU! The individual track for 'Ninth Madder...' is available as a charitable download here: nicoleaube.bandcamp.com/album/ninth-madder-dream-the-bangladesh-song-sasc-charitable-download-with-sweet-moonlight-rush-bonus-track (also see sidebar)


"The record's tour de force of POETIC PSYCHEDELIA is massaged to life by her band; a hand-picked SUPER-GROUP the likes of which would leave any muso deeply envious" - Patrick Finch, critic, Nightlife, The Kitchener-Waterloo Record, 2012


"What I love about Nicole's work is that her songs read like a NOVEL SET TO MUSIC. Reminds me of something one would hear 100 years ago, it's that HAUNTING, yet it is thoroughly MODERN and unlike any music one hears today. Reminds me of Verdi in some orchestration parts and Nicole's piano playing always reminds me of a favorite of mine, Robert Schumann." - Joseph Grant, L.A.-based author and fan


"Nicole Andrea Aube is truly an enigma. . . CREATIVITY IS IN HER BLOOD AND WE'RE JUST FORTUNATE TO BE ALIVE TO HEAR IT. Her first full-length debut, Philosoft, is a clear example of Aube’s ability to tell stories but she’s not just a storyteller, HER SINGING IS NO JOKES either." - SoulMatters Mag, 2012


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Nicole Aube is a Canadian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who has released her debut album 'Philosoft' independently. Promotional copies were distributed to select Canadian college radio stations, and the album reached the Top 5 on the Earshot college charts in 2012. 'Philosoft' will be released digitally in 2013. She is the writer of all her songs. Residing in her current hometown of Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Nicole Aube was voted by fans into the Top 20 out of 300 artists from the regions of Waterloo, Guelph, London, Cambridge, Stratford and Barrie in the CBC Searchlight Best New Artist 2013 competition, resulting in increased radio airplay throughout the province. She has recently performed in these major cities: Toronto (Horseshoe Tavern), Montreal (Grumpy's), and New York City (The Sidewalk Cafe). Nicole's reputation is growing, while she has been making music with notable Canadians, e.g., Kevin Breit (guitarist for Norah Jones and KD Lang), Juno Award-winner Danny Michel, Kenny Doren (whose sound installations were shown at the Centre Pompidou in Paris), Governor General's Award-winner Don McKay, and C.R. Avery (beat poet who opened for Tom Waits) ~*"This can only always be the beginning..."*

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released August 18, 2013

Personnel:

Ron Chilton: producer, engineer, mixing, editing, arranger, programmer, vocal effects, guitar, pro tools guru

Nicole Aube: co-producer, arranger, vocals, piano, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, keys, organ

Rick Hutt: co-producer, production consultant, engineer, mastering, keys

Roger Travassos: drums, percussion

Mark McIntyre: bass, double bass

Kevin Breit: electric guitar, mandolin, E-bow, banjo

Matt Brubeck: cello

Steve Hogg: acoustic guitar

Andy Klaehn: saxophone

Afendi Yusuf: clarinet

C.R. Avery: preaching

DJ Barfpants: beatbox

Shane Guse: violin/viola

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