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Julien Mineau


In 2002, Julien Mineau founded Malajube. In 2004, the group released its first album, Le compte complet, which received high praise from critics. Malajube gained recognition as one of the rare Francophone figures of the indie rock explosion (Arcade Fire, The Dears, etc.) that made Montreal shine on the international stage. In 2006, the band rose from critical acclaim to popular success with its sophomore release, Trompe-l’oeil, which sold more than 50,000 copies. The following opuses, Labyrinthes (2009) and La caverne (2011) found Malajube moving towards a progressive rock sound. Hailed by international media (Pitchfork, Spin, etc.), the band performed in Canada, Europe, the United States and Japan before taking a break in 2012 that hasn’t ended yet. Julien Mineau resurfaced in 2014 with his first solo effort, Fontarabie, exploring a slower, more orchestral sound compared to Malajube. Since then, he has worked as an album producer (Marie-Ève Roy, Gazoline) and sound engineer from his home studio in the Mauricie region.