old solo albums on bandcamp : https://gmackrr.bandcamp.com/
improvisations & radio : https://soundcloud.com/gmackrr

Gmackrr - La dépendance électrique - SBT

Spring Break Tapes, SBT034
Release date: 6 June 2017
Edition: 100
Comes with digital download card

La Dépendance Électrique is a kaleidoscopic farrago of analog synthesis, cracked electronics and sprayed samples. There’s a Debussy feel floating throughout, which is a stately enough vibe for strolls along Montreal's grand boulevards of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. The set of vocal performances make the record seem utterly personal as the fable of Electricity is told: a woman who travels the circuitous, fluvial pathways looking for love, always unrequited.

Big thanks to my dear collaborators-facilitators : Joe McKay, Karl Fousek, Alexandre St Onge, François Létourneau, Jérôme Boivin, Louis Desparois, Alex Moskos, Andrea-Jane Cornell, Catherine Debard, Rodrigo Medrano, Panopticon Eyelids, Steve Godin, JS Truchy.

Review :

La Dépendance Électrique is a cooler shade of blue. The electronic experiments run at an Olympian’s pace, with bright trills and seductive phrases overlapping each other in what feels like a relay race, eventually reaching a convergence point and striking gold. The more experimental sounds bump into and brush against other sounds, creating accidental rhythms that may or may not be accidents, before blooming into entirely new phrases.

Water-like tones slip and slide around, almost as if they’ve escaped from Wet ‘n Wild or Typhoon Lagoon; the slippery sounds are only glimpsed. It’s a whole new world down there, and frothy vocals float around in the tape, sometimes gurgling, sometimes bubbling, manifesting under the water as a paler, ghostly sibling of Ariel, the little mermaid; a phantom lurking around in the thin reels of tape, the pure electronic textures leaking a human voice. Speedy, cycling melodies give off playful vibes on “She Sheltered Me”, and the recurring rhythm ingrains itself in the mind. You’re sitting at the front, in danger of getting very wet. You’re in the splash zone, but the music is a cooling sound, and cooling down is a good thing when the temperatures bust through forty degrees. “Electricity Is A Woman Travelling For Love” brings to the fore the experimental side of the artist and is gloriously drunk.

Later on, a growling portion of the music sinks its teeth into the ears like a rabid version of Mike Tyson, appearing as the glistening, golden fangs of a trident, a three-pronged attack pulling you under its waves. The notes are in the process of dissolving, turning into nothing but mush. Crushed quavers float on the surface. The only certain thing: Gmackrr‘s identity remains top secret.

A Closer Listen, 07/01/2017

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Gmackrr - Lunetta Snippets

(was) available at Casa del Popolo in the Distroboto machine - march 2017
all tracks performed on my homemade Lunetta-style synthesizer

1. Initiale I Majuscule
2. Les grillons de la joute équestre
3. Blizzard officiel
4. Not your friend
5. Une ombre aubergine
6. Le seuil, la toile de fond
7. Suivre la tempête
8. Mittelschmerz

Gmackrr - Lunetta Snippets (MP3)

Five Minute Tape Series

Wee Spaces Tapes, NYC

Made the 5th tape of the Five Minute Tape Series initiated by my dear friend David Grollman in NYC.
This one is about pain, namely Mastalgia and Mittelschmerz.
The Five Minute Tape Series is a monthly subscription-based project also featuring the work of Jeff Zeromoon, Id M Theft Able, Michael Foster, Luke Stewart, Stephanie Germaine, Brad Henkel, Alessandra Eramo...

Gmackrr - Gamma Larks (Inyrdisk)

From Inyrdisk's website :
Wether she's in France or Montréal, gmackrr (Emilie Mouchous) is sure to be found quietly refining her gentle drone experiments and avant-garde glitch compositions. Gamma Larks is not only the first gmackrr release in five years but it is also her most refined and unified electronic statement to date. An unforgettably delightful drift through colourfully alien realms of post-modern sound sculpture, Gamma Larks is a mesmerizing masterpiece of understated sonic beauty.

Edition: 30 CD-Rs / Cardstock print / $5 each

Fünf - La Règle (Ambiances Magnétiques)

Fünf : Magali Babin, Andrea-Jane Cornell, Martine Crispo, Anne-Françoise Jacques, Émilie Mouchous, Erin Sexton
Ambiances Magnétiques AM 217 (2014)

Des échanges sonores sporadiques, suivants des consignes, ou des partitions graphiques, ou complètement improvisés avec un instrumentarium éclaté. L’album La règle a été enregistré entre deux sous-sols résidentiels de la rue Berri et en direct sur une station de radio campus-communautaire entre 2011 et 2014, toujours en formations variées et jamais avec les six membres de Fünf en même temps.

Review :

Corps Sonores re - Compilation, Stomoxine records

STX30 | 21-12-2012 | 21 titres | 96 min
Chacun des artistes a composé une pièce en utilisant seulement les sons de l'album 'Corps Sonores' par Shape2.
Laine par Anna.
Sortie le jour de la fin du monde.

Joan Francés Tisnèr - A Garbejar // Raph Sabbath - Chill // Flamen - Glow (original mix) // Julien Beau - Exomots // Doug Seidel - Mostly You // Gmackrr - Cycle de vie des grenouilles en voyage cycliste // Romain Baudoin - Porcs Nosores // Louïe Bianca - Equidistance // François Dumeaux - Onosroc // BR202 - Co Hor Sohn Hor // Alice Keller - Reverse The Evil Spell // David Fenech - ShapeTwoRmx // equators - Mouvement Continu // Baby Kruger - Lord Of The Flies // Artoh - Shap19 // Nebulo - Chop Shape2 // Ambor .G - Everything From Nothing // Le Malinar - L'Arrivée du Césium 37 à la Porte Pantin // Sevenfive - Geodesic // BIAS - Porte Ouverte // Piriforme - Corso

Montreal Knows No Wave, No? Compilation

Cassette compilation Montreal Knows No Wave, No?
spring 2012 - ORDERS = http://brianstapelabel.blogspot.ca/

This is a compilation in honor of the Montreal Knows No Wave, No? No! series of monthly concerts that ran from January 2007 to July 2008 at Casa Del Popolo in Montreal.  It gave a stage to any band, mostly local, who felt that they would like to play a series named "Montreal Knows No Wave, No? No!"

SIDE A : cousins of reggae - cache of civilizations (live) // kvik - untitled // grand trine - monochromatic youth // monday morning erection - radio chaude // gmackrr - piétinée // dead wife - junk (demo)
SIDE B : wapstan - total bestial fuckin wars of the north battle command 666 // dreamcatcher - pothole wilds // dead bush - water dub // les gustavo kuerten - basil le nitro est-il capable de trouver le possible // grkzgl - dégueutare
Cover art by Joshua Bastien // Printed by Jacob Horwood // Mastered by Brandon Hocura

Emilie Mouchous & Andrea-Jane Cornell - The Montréal Sessions

3xC60 cassettes
The Montreal Sessions is a collection of recordings around a residency at CKUT Radio in july 2011. While the two sound pieces of the first cassette were produced as a duo in CKUT's on air studio, cassette II and III each contain a solo piece and a field recording by each artist.
The three cassettes come in a unique hand made fabric case with map details.

CASSETTE I (AJ+EM) - Side A : "and now we go outside..." // Side B : Vociferous vocalizations using id m theft able's "Poems" or "indeterminate compositions" or "doodles" to be "rendered aloud" or just "looked at"
CASSETTE II (AJ) - Side C : Substrata // Side D : Electromagnetic Soundwalk
CASSETTE III (EM) - Side E : Voice piece : côtés d'un corps à faces nombreuses // Side F : Les incroyables oies des neiges de Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton (décembre 2011)

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Le_6e_doigt_de_Dwayne - mangdisc (collaboration)

Cassette, 40 minutes - recording : 15 janvier 2011 - released 17 janvier 2012
Basement recording by Flandrew Fleisenberg (Boston), id m theft able (Portland), Andrea-Jane Cornell, Simon Brown, Émilie Mouchous, Dwayne (Montréal)
http://kraag.org/ << you must visit this website


C20 cassette 2011

ckut top 30 August 9, 2011.
lantern - stranger i come/ stranger i go - sweat lodge guru/night-people CC
gmackrrkzgl - c20 -self released CC
matana roberts - coin coin chapter 1: les gens de couleur libres - constellation CC
fucked up - david comes to life - matador CC
kaie kellough - vox:versus - wired on words CC
thurston moore - suicide notes for acoustic guitar - carbon records
eternal tapestry & sun araw - night gallery - thrill jockey
noveller - glacial glow - weird forest
corinna rose - corina rose - self released CC
the planet smashers - descent in to the valley of… - stomp CC

Emilie Mouchous & Andrea-Jane Cornell - Bubbling wheatsports

cassette C30 - winter 2011

nous : Bobineau - Plips - Kazoofeedbacked - Metabellechorte Interlude - Tweedback
vous : Tribute to Albert Ayler - Whisle bird water outhouse feedback - Camillus in Kingston with Ed buscemi (reeds) and Jeremy Dziedzic (electronics)

gmackrr - Single-cuts : private performance on handmade synthesizer

15x 6inches lathe cuts
4 to 5 minutes of private improvisation - all different and unique - some have locked grooves
One of a kind artwork.

"They're here! The GMACKRR private-performace single-cuts, as discussed in the Jam Camp post. GMACKRR is from Tarbes and lives in Montreal. Fluorescent Friends sponsored her visa application and it still stands as probably the best move the company has ever made. As a composer and performer she has toured extensively in North America and Europe. She is the designer and builder of an analog synthesizer which is currently her principal performance instrument; she previously worked with toys and a big black thing called KORG. In Montreal she is equally recognized as a concert organizer, radio host, and carries the distinction of being the designer of the lovely fluorescentfriends.org. Get your own private audience with GMACKRR. Five unique performances cut directly to disc; you are purchasing the master, the recordings exist in no other form, digital or otherwise."  - Fluorescent friends

i change my leggings in the middle of the video...

Thanks to my friend and collaborator Blake Hargreaves from Fluorescent Friends Canada.


Emilie Mouchous & Andrea-Jane Cornell - Side AA/Side S

Cassette C30- jan 2011

Side AA : with Aaron Rosenblum (from living room listening sessions)
Side S : with ID M Theft Able (from a performance held at the Artel, Kingston, ON in late november 2010)

output : noise 013 - Syracuse, NY (collaboration)

cd - 2011
edward buscemi - andrea-jane cornell - j. nathan dziedzic - emilie mouchous - lawrence j. patti
live improvisations recorded exclusively for the output:noise subscription series. based in western / central new york, output:noise embraces musicians of all backgrounds and ability who are interested in exploring improvisation while creating strong collaborative bonds with like-minded artists. www.outputnoise.com

Vagina Bison - Saigna Bovin - Pleasance Records, Toronto

"vagina bison is a band that i started in 2007 (or was it 2006?) with Montrealer Emilie M. as our own "wolf project" since it seems like most of the wolf bands that year were doing pretty well. when the name of the project switched from vagina wolf to vagina bison 20 minutes after its conception our hopes and dreams of making it big flew out the window and all we were left with was a ridiculously named project that only performed when one of us happened to be in the others city. it's been a long time since this duo was thought about, but it seems that with a couple of shows this week and this new cassette available this band may just have a chance. i hope 2011 is the year of bison bands. or not. the cassette contains all of our recordings that weren't terrible and meandering from the active period. that amounts to 30 minutes worth of primordial musical wonderment. recording will re-commence this week, so you can expect more from the older more mature people i'm pretty sure we've become." Andrew Zukerman - sept 2010

Thanks a lot to Deirdre O'Sullivan and James Lindsay from Pleasance Records, Toronto !

Sound extract of the cassette :


Here's a picture and recording of  Vagina Bison performing at Korova Milkbar in Toronto as the tape was just launched. This show was part of the not the wind not the flag/vagina bison tour in september 2010 (poster by Andrew Zukerman). Review and documentation by Mechanical Forest Sound.


gmackrr + Brandon Valdivia - Sans Nuage

CD-R and photocopied artwork - april 2010

"Sans Nuage is a collaboration between Montreal's Emilie M. (aka Gmackrr) and Brandon Valdivia (the multi-limbed percussionist from Toronto, ON's Not the Wind Not the Flag). The eight pieces feature Valdivia's trademarked, rapid-fire, ramshackle percussion, alongside plucked and bowed strings, analog synthesizer and field recordings, courtesy of Mouchous. Crafted during a tour of France and Belgium, Sans Nuage includes scattershot percussive clusters, meandering string exercises and a few droning passages. Things really get exciting on the sixth track when Mouchous pits her squelching synthesizer against the thunderous blasts emanating from Valdivia. At this point, the players have reached a zenith and seem to have become a single entity. The closing piece, in which the players sound like they're beneath a bird-filled tree, emits a percussive melody that manages to be nuanced enough not to scare the birds away."

Bryon Hayes, Exclaim.ca - july 2010

Emilie Mouchous & AJ Cornell - Avant-plans et bruits de fond

CD-R and photocopied booklet - march 2010

Andrea-Jane and I first started to collaborate on air on CKUT Radio, which shortly led to recording dates...Avant-plans et bruits de fond is a collection of recordings involving found sounds, metal balls, found objects, analog synthesizers and processors as well as handmade electronics. Although we played together for Macaroni Marathon in Montreal last march, we're mostly a Maine-made live band, performing at the Frantasia Festival as well as the University of Maine in Farmington.

New Adventures in Sound Art (Toronto) featured our piece Miutes Tessituras in their DEEP WIRELESS Radio Art CD compilation (may 2010).

gmackrr – Méditative part VI-XIII - Brise-cul Records

GMACKRR – Méditative part VI-XIII
CDR, Brise-Cul Records, winter 2010

Heisenberg Effect volume 1 & 2

3" available in the Distroboto machines w: Steve Godin & Erin Sexton - fall 08 A reel-to-reel piece composed by Steve Godin using recordings of his beautiful home made percussive insturments Live recording at Casa del Popolo

gmackrr - Méditative part I-V

GMACKRR – Méditative part I-V
cd-r on Brise-cul records - aug 2008 - SADE 107

'Everybody in the Montréal circle knows the great person under the moniker of Gmackrr. Emilie M. arrived from France in the Montreal streets a couple of years ago and she performed many fantastic and unique performances with a very great mixture of emotions and great sense of composition. Many of her performance are unique, sometimes with bended toys, laptop or analogue synth. On this long-awaited release on Brise-Cul, mme Mouchous go more on the melodic synth drone side. As the title suggests, Méditative is a collection of melodic analogue meditations to elevate you mind to. When you repeat listening over and over again you will end up being higher near nirvana!'
- Brise-Cul Records

Gmackrr / Janus Films split

Cassette C-30 on the label LSD OTB - Toronto 2008
Listen to my side HERE.

gmackrr - Histoires naturelles

cd-r + 16 page booklet of drawing-collages.



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gmackrr - Oscar

7" - edition of 1 - plexiglass, 2007
This is THE ONE 7" !
It's a recording of my toy/instrument Oscar, the original mouth feedback device, with some extreme pitches.
My computer crashed and i lost the digital recording so this is really it !

LADIES CLUB Volume 2 Compilation

3" - DEC 07 - (Le son 666) Ladies Club is a Montreal-based collective featuring "electronic women". Our interests include minimal electronics, circuit-bending, synthetics, objects, LFOs, electroacoustics, and radio frequencies. Artists : Volume 2: - Gmackrr - Hélène Prévost - Andrea-Jane Cornell - Myriam Lavoie - Chantal Dumas - Cyan Volume 1 & 2 are available in the Distroboto machines or through the label and artists.

gmackrr - bits bleep beats bip blattes

cd 3" - APR 2007 (Distroboto)
1.Amazonia 2.Homo digestion 3.Radio beam guides girls in blindfold race 4.Dur à dire (listen HERE) 5.La poupée qui rigole 6.Chouettes 7.Lapin reflux 8.hey why (listen HERE) 9.Course-poursuite (listen HERE) 10.Yamaha wank wank 11.Cool Kids 12.bipbip


Silences amplifiés / amplified silences - 2004
These are the first sound pieces I ever made ! It's a concept album based on the amplification and processing of silence and an obvious reference to a great sound art pioneer. The material is exclusively composed of sound captures of contact microphones that are left floating in the air.
I can't find the original cover, which featured a close-up of the inside of my mouth (was playing a lot putting microphones inside my mouth at the time, which i still do i guess...).
1. 0'47
2. 5'09
3. 4'02
4. 1'35
5. 3'23
6. 2'07