Dukkha

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about

Our concept ? Four short albums over one year - a sort of initiatory path, inspired by the four noble truths of Buddha.

Our sound ? Psyché-Folk Lo-Fi. A blend of acoustic and electro, colored by unexpected sounds. Revealing the beauty that can exist in imperfection, our music explores the human soul.

Our show ? Traveling between an audio and a visual experience, through contemporary and original live video projections.

about: is a female duo, with Michèle Bernier Martin on keyboards, drum machine & back vocals. And Barbara Finck-Beccafico lead vocals, words, and VJ.

about: seeks to create beyond the music. Whether through poetry, projections during performances, photos ... It is the desire to integrate art in its entirety.


DUKKHA is the first EP of our tetralogy !

Inspired by the first Noble Truth of Bouddha, it represents the existence of suffering in our lives. Dukkha is the common bond we all share. Everybody everywhere suffers.

Birth is suffering, aging is suffering, sickness is suffering, dissociation from the loved is suffering, not to get what one wants is suffering: in short the five categories affected by clinging are suffering.

There is suffering, dukkha.
Dukkha should be understood.
Dukkha has been understood.

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released June 2, 2012

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Barbara Finck-Beccafico : Lead vocals & lyrics
Michèle Bernier-Martin : Keyboards & drum machine

about: composition & arrangement

With the help of Laurent E. Malo : guitar, bass & violin
And the collaboration of Mathieu Vié.

Guest Musicians
Charles Blondeau : acoustic drum (www.babylones.ca)
Pierre Alexandre : guitar (www.lacestion.com)

Recording & Co-producing : Pierre Alexandre (www.pouletneige.com)
Mix & mastering : Luc Papineau (lucpapineau.wordpress.com)
Design : Romain Lambert-Louis (www.lambartillustration.com)
Gear : Julien Fortin, Philippe Melillo, Vincent Robillard, Fanny Malo

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THANKS
Thanks to our families for their support, love and patience. But also to all the people who have loved us, helping us understand our own dukkha.

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about: Montréal, Québec

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Our sound? Psychelectro Lo-Fi. A blend of acoustic and electro, colored by unexpected sounds.... Wrapped up in a shoegaze feeling.

Our concept ? A tetratlogy of 4 short albums. A sort of initiatory path. Inspired by the 4 Noble Truths of Buddha.

Our show ? Traveling between an audio and a visual experience, through contemporary and original live video projections.
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Track Name: Scream
SCREAM

Late, too late I’m giving in
Fly, flying away but how
Hate, want to hate you but so keen
Cry, I won’t cry for you now

Lost, I’m lost in this pain
Lie, you lied to many times before
Most, of the people complain
My, you’re mine. I’m not so sure.

I just wanna scream
That I’ll be all right
That I’ll be fine
I learned how to dream
Besides all, despite
You became mine

Hurt, you won’t hurt me anymore
Feel, let me feel your fears
Flirt, just to do your score
Steal, you steal all my tears

Leave, I am leaving you
Call, call me as hard as you can
Give, I’d give anything for you
Fall, I am falling again

I just wanna scream
That I’ll be all right
That I’ll be fine
I learned how to dream
Besides all, despite
You became mine

Lyrics by Barbara Finck-Beccafico
Track Name: Peur
PEUR

Et il me dit que je ne suis rien
Et mes larmes d’argent sur le visage
Et c’est comme ca qu’il m’aime
Oui c’est ainsi qu’il m’aime

La voix tremblante de souvenirs
Le désaccord originel d’un ange
Les yeux noirs de souffrance
J’ai le regard qui saigne

J’ai peur sans lui
Près de lui comme ailleurs
J’ai peur sans lui
Une passion qui me leurre
J’ai peur sans lui
Mais avec lui, je meurs
J’ai peur sans lui
Juste de lui

Comme un cilice serrant mon cœur
Par pénitence de m’être laissée l’aimer
Comme ceux de l’unique rose,
Liquide rouge sur les crins

J’ai peur sans lui
Près de lui comme ailleurs
J’ai peur sans lui
Une passion qui me leurre
J’ai peur sans lui
Mais avec lui, je meurs
J’ai peur sans lui
Juste de lui

Paroles de Barbara Finck-Beccafico
Track Name: Charlie
CHARLIE

There's a line on the table
Like a frontier in between
Your heart is beating, unstable
It isn’t for me, but for your spleen

Stop telling me you only sniff
Because you’ve just been crying
When I know it’s your own cliff
The edge you’re on, when you’re fading

It’s snowing all around us
In an ugly way, in a twisted way
It’s snowing all over us
In a dirty way, in a tragic way

I keep telling you the lady is a lie
But you fell in love with Snow White
There are no happy dusty roads nigh
No magic powder will make you feel right

While you are falling apart
Delusion makes you believe
It’s the way to make real art
When it’s some idle kind of relief

Anesthetics crystals are
The stars of your made up sky
Reality feels way too far
Your euphoria sounds like a sigh

It’s snowing all around us
In a dirty way, in a tragic way
It’s snowing all over us
In the ugly way, in a twisted way

I keep telling you the lady is a lie
But you fell in love with Snow White
There are no happy dusty roads nigh
No magic powder will make you feel right

Paying the price, you can’t afford this world
Love affair has left you behind
Addiction could only get you hurled
Unbearable, you keep trying
Keep trying in your mind, to rewind

Lyrics by Barbara Finck-Beccafico
Track Name: Cry
CRY

There will never come a day
When we’ll be together again
I cried so many tears of pain
A pain with which you like to play

There will never come a day
When we’ll be together again
I cried so many tears of pain
A pain with which you like to play

You were my life, my soul, my dreams
You were my fears and my desire to smile
Because I never felt this way about life
Wanted to die but love more than ever

There will be for sure a day
When you’ll be a far memory
Try to take me back in hurry
And you’ll simply hear me say

There will never come a day
When I’ll think of running away
I am more lost than I would have thought
And I just cry my heart out

My eyes use to be the source of love
People would look at me and feel my faith
You came into my life as the devil
Behind an angel‘s face
Made me hate and love you
All at once

You were my life, my soul, my dreams
You were my fears and my desire to smile
Because I never felt this way about life
Wanted to die but love more than ever

My eyes would be able to make you fly
People would never hear my full distress
You came into my world
And say “all I need is you in my life”
Made me hate you and love you all at once

Lyrics by Barbara Finck-Beccafico