On October 19th of this past year, Montreal’s own Corridor released their debut Sub Pop record. On February 11th of the current year, I listened to that record for the very first time and it did not disappoint. The only thing I regret about listening to it today was that I wished I had heard it sooner. Being from Montreal, this entire record is in French and I can’t understand a lick of French. But I can’t stop listening to this beautiful, dreamy French psych rock record. This is why I love music, the ability to cross language barriers and still make you love it even though you can’t understand it, is really cool and something we shouldn’t take for granted. Especially in the streaming age where we have access to a plethora of music from different cultures, that we wouldn’t otherwise have. The vocals still add an important layer that helps you keep track of where you are in the record, but the dreamy mix of guitar, bass, and drums proves that sometimes that’s all you need. It drew me in at first and it keeps on drawing me back as the day goes on.
Now, because it is in French, I don’t have much else to say besides that. I just felt like a little paragraph needed to be written about this group, so they get on our readers radar, and I really encourage all of you to give them a listen. Never turn away from a record just because you can’t understand the artist. Give it a chance, let it move you in unexpected ways, and enjoy this beautiful record for what it is: a dreamy psych rock record that flows effortlessly. Thank you for reading if you made it this far, I hope you have a good day.
Reminds me of inner wave and unknown mortal orchestra but less psychedelic.
Listen to these tracks: Milan, Domino, Junior, and Goldie.