Electronic Producer and Keyboardist ANOMALIE Unveils Debut Album ‘Galerie’ + NA Tour Dates on Sale Now!
April 29, 2022 BY George Chammas
Today, the multi-faceted Montreal electronic producer and keyboardist Nicolas Dupuis aka Anomalie unveils his debut full-length album Galerie via Nettwerk. The ten-song odyssey explores the many sides of Anomalie’s sound as he effortlessly blends jazz harmonics with modern electronic and hip-hop production. His music has been praised by everyone from COMPLEX to Jazziz Magazine with CBC Music praising the “lovely piano improvisation,” and Bandcamp Daily highlighting single “Bond” as New & Notable.
Along the way, he introduces the listener to some of his friends and collaborators. From Grammy-nominated R&B artist Masego and JUNO Award-winning rapper Shad to renowned touring singer and semi-finalist from the NBC hit show The Voice India Carney, prodigy guitar player Mateus Asato to upcoming producer and multi-instrumentalist Bad Snacks, Anomalie not only puts his sound, but his scene, in the spotlight. Listen to Galerie now on all digital retailers (here).
“Galerie is a collection of musical canvases that represent my rediscovery of what it means to be excited about making music,” Dupuis explains. “I haven’t had access to a real piano since I was a teenager and so the upright I got last summer plays a central role in this project, both as a creative and a sonic tool but also as an actual source of inspiration and a means to tell a story through melodies and harmony. Lastly, this is my first project to feature several collaborators and each one of them brought their own creative universe along with them, which was incredibly inspiring to witness.”
In addition to the album release, Anomalie shares a live performance video of “Untouchable” featuring the New York-based artist India Carney providing sultry R&B vocal stylings. The one-shot performance highlights Anomalie’s depth of talent and ability to fuse jazz with classical, funk, and R&B simultaneously.
WATCH “UNTOUCHABLE” LIVE PERFORMANCE VIDEO HERE:
Following the release of the new album, Anomalie will embark on the Galerie North American Tour, with the Anomalie Live band venturing through most major North American cities.The tour kicks off in Dallas, TX, at the Deep Ellum Art Company on May 18th. Find the complete list of dates below!
Nicolas Dupuis is never far from home. As Anomalie, the shape-shifting production project he unveiled in 2016, Dupuis has channeled his musical upbringing (his mother, a piano teacher; his father, a host on Radio-Canada), formal schooling, and stage-seasoned chops into twocompanion EPs — Metropole and Metropole II — the Chromeo collaboration Bend the Rules, and now his long-form debut, Galerie.
Dupuis’ music has taken him around the world and back, powering two sold-out tours spanning North America (Red Rocks Music Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Electric Forest), Europe, and Asia — plus, a social audience now into the millions, and earned endorsements from contemporaries like Charlie Puth, Snarky Puppy, and others. On-stage, Dupuis honed an astute balance of electronic production, progressive jazz harmonics, and hip-hop rhythms with a four-piece group, reinventing genres known for their slippery, expansive definitions.
But by mid-2020, the world had changed. Those sold-out shows? Replaced by next-door neighbors. Dupuis and his girlfriend decided to settle into their own space in Montreal, buying their first home, with a designated personal studio where Dupuis could re-discover his momentum. As lockdowns began to recede from view, Dupuis returned to the studio ready to channel his prismatic influences into Galerie.
The result is a delirious genre fusion inspired by D’Angelo, J. Dilla, Brian Wilson’s Pet Sounds, Herbie Hancock’s Sunlight, and Robert Glasper’s Black Radio. You might call it Cubist, with each song revealing a new side, depth, or angle in Dupuis’ sound. Together, these tracks aren’t just an exhibition; they’re a resounding thesis, a road map tracing how consonant styles overlap and interact. By reinvigorating jazz harmony, Dupuis is slyly driving broader audiences to discover or renew their love for the foundational components in today’s voices.
ANOMALIE IN THE PRESS…
New & Notable – Bandcamp Daily
“Here’s a dose of psychedelic jazz we didn’t realize was missing… showcasing Anomalie’s lovely piano improvisation.” –CBC Music
“Nico Dupuis has always had subtle jazz elements to his soulful approach, building a catalogue that touches on sub-zero climes…” –CLASH
“The year is looking bright for Montreal electronic producer Nicolas Dupuis, known worldwide as Anomalie…a multi-faceted artist, Dupuis’s style combines cutting-edge electronic production, jazz and classical harmonies, and virtuoso keyboard skills.” – COMPLEX
“With Masego’s vocals floating over Anomalie’s skilled production, the song emphasizes the darker side of being a working musician in the industry.” –E! Online
“…fascinating new track…” –Jazziz Magazine
“In a massive collide of classical, jazz, and funk the listener gets a thrilling taste of Dupuis’s musical world, filled to the brim with musical anomalies.” – Ones to Watch
“He combines bouncing, funky keys and jazzy productions in a dreamy way that’s immediately recognizable as Anomalie.” – This Song is Sick
ANOMALIE ‘GALERIE WORLD TOUR’ DATES:
MAY 18 Dallas, TX @ Deep Ellum Art Company
MAY 19 Austin, TX @ Antone’s
MAY 21 Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
MAY 23 Washington, D.C. @ Union Stage
MAY 25 Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
MAY 26 Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
MAY 27 Montreal, QUE @ Club Soda
MAY 28 Toronto, ONT @ Opera House
JUN 1 Detroit, MI @ El Club
JUN 2 Columbus, OH @ Skully’s
JUN 3 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
JUN 4 Minneapolis, MN @ The Loft at Skyway Theatre
JUN 7 St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill
JUN 8 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
JUN 10 Denver, CO @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
JUN 11 Salt Lake City, UT @ Soundwell
JUN 14 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
JUN 16 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
JUN 17 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
JUN 18 Phoenix, AZ @ Shady Park