“Five Minutes with” Electronic musician, Priori

Under the Priori Moniker, Québecois musician Francis Latreille has established himself as a crucial voice in underground techno. His 2019 full-length debut On A Nimbus, released on his own NAFF imprint, was a haunting foray into the possibility/impossibility of technological utopia, where elements of dub techno, drum & bass, IDM, and tech-house curiously converged, resulting in an album at once familiar, modern, and undeniably singular. Francis followed that with a string of essential releases–from the slow-burning techy meditations of SCN and Little Flower to the anthemic, trance-inflected Infinity–ending with 2021’s Your Own Power. Where On A Nimbus is overtly pensive and opaque, Your Own Power rises to a lighter and more joyful atmosphere, full of fractalizing patterns, ear-prickling textures, and crystalline melodies that emerge and flicker in stunning detail. Here, as in all Priori’s music, there remains an unresolved tension of opposites; between the biological and the synthetic, the actual and the possible, the positive and the negatively charged. In this way, this bodywork stands as a study of nature of a kind, a science of life in its myriad forms.

Priori is also an accomplished mixing engineer; a quick search on Discogs will reveal an exhaustive list of credits on projects by Roza Terenzi, D. Tiffany, Escape Artist, Bambii, Gene Tellem, Maara, and ex terrestrial, to name a few. Between the label he runs with Adam Feingold (aka ex terrestrial) and the studio he runs with Patrick Holland, Francis is quietly shaping the course of underground electronic dance music in Canada and abroad.

Priori

Name:

Priori

Genre:

Electronic

Founded:

2018

# of Albums:

2 albums. 8 EPs

Latest Album:

Your Own Power

Latest Single:

Winged

Favourite musician growing up:

Kurt Cobain

Favourite musician now:

Biosphere

Guilty pleasure song:

Life Sim – I.D.L (not guilty)

Live show ritual:

Diner with friends

Favourite local musician:

CFCF

EP or LP?

LP

Early bird or night owl?

Mid-day bb

Road or studio?

Studio

Any shows or albums coming up?

Remixes for my album are out soon

Where can we follow you?

Instagram

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Rapid Fire Montréal Qs

Favourite local restaurant:

Fleurs & Cadeaux

Favourite street in your city:

Parc. Best sunset

Favourite park in your city:

Jarry. Lots of memories, lots of dogs.

Favourite music venue in your city:

Secret Location

Favourite music store in your city:

La Rama ♡

 

 

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