Florent Vollant - Katak
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Florent Vollant - KatakAs one half of Kashtin, the northern Quebec duo whose albums sung in their native Innu language became hits in the 1990s, Florent Vollant knows too well the fickleness of pop success. Which is probably why Vollant’s first solo album features both a song in English, “Call of the Moose,” and a Leonard Cohen cover (“Everybody Knows,” sung in Innu as “Tshissenitenanu”). Despite nods to Dire Straits and dub reggae, the album is mostly mediocre folk-rock—with too many songs performed in the same somber tempo.



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