Mario Cardinal

"The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes" – Marcel Proust

Les soeurs Boulay

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I am one of those individuals who love listening music while working at their computers. The music I listen is a happy mix between safe values and new things. Among the new releases of recent months, there is the latest album by Jean-Michel Blais, Bruce Springsteen or Patrick Watson which I often listen to repeatedly. However, the album I listen the most is the latest album by the Boulay sisters.

I knew their first albums but I was not a fan. I appreciate the harmonies of their voice but the texts spoke little to me. So I started listening to the album “La mort des étoiles” with little expectation. I enjoyed the first listening, I listened to a second time, a third, fourth, nth time and as it does not happen very often I was moved.

soeurs-boulayThis album speaks to my soul, elevating me to the point of vertigo. Ecoanxiety – “because there is no other option” -, after #metoo, feminism, all these concerns are reflected in this generous disc crossed by love and beautiful light. Ample and generous, “La mort des étoiles” is carried by fabulous harmonies and neat melodies, gravity, but also lightness, and half of the songs include arrangements of strings.

The Boulay sisters are really my favorite of the year 2020. So much so that I went to see them live tonight at “Théatre de la ville” in the city of Longueuil. And I was not disappointed. A great performance. Listen to their album, go see their show, you will be pleasantly surprised.

Author: mariocardinal

I am the co-founder of To-Do Studio, a software publisher offering online collective workspaces extended with automated guides. As an experimenter and an entrepreneur, I like to seize opportunities that emerge from the unexpected. Since 2004 (15 years in a row), I am a recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award. MVP status is awarded to credible technology experts who have shown a deep commitment to innovation, passion about technology and a strong community spirit. An experienced DevOps and Scrum practitioner, I have spent nearly 30 years designing large-scale information systems. I am the author of the book "Executable Specifications with Scrum" and the host of the Visual Studio Talk Show, a podcast about software architecture.

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