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Malajube - Labyrinthes (2009).jpg
Studio album by Malajube
Released February 10, 2009
Genre Indie rock
Length 38:37
Label Dare to Care Records
Malajube chronology
La caverne
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
PopMatters (7/10)[1]
Pitchfork (6.4/10)[2]

Labyrinthes is the third studio album by Malajube, a Quebec indie rock band.[3] The album was released on February 10, 2009, and is their first studio album since their commercial breakthrough in 2006 with Trompe-l'œil.

Julien Mineau, the band's lead singer and primary songwriter, has described the album's themes as being partly inspired by the continuing role of Roman Catholicism in Québécois society.[4]

The album was shortlisted for the 2009 Polaris Music Prize.[5]

Music videos[edit]

On February 6, 2009, Malajube released a video for "Porté disparu", directed by Vincent Morisset, who had also worked with the Montreal band Arcade Fire and City and Colour. The video shows the members of Malajube murdering a fur-coated man (Charles Duval) in various ways, until he reappears to eliminate each band member in the fashion they had used.[6] Bang Bang TV also released a two-part making-of film for the music video prior to its release.[7][8]

Bande à part recorded a live version of "Hérésie" on January 14, which they broadcast on February 2.[9]

They also released music videos for "Luna" and "Dragon de glace".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Ursuline" 6:46
2. "Porté disparu" 3:55
3. "Luna" 2:34
4. "Casablanca" 3:40
5. "333" 5:00
6. "Les collemboles" 4:12
7. "Hérésie" 1:41
8. "Dragon de glace" 3:32
9. "Le tout-puissant" 3:42
10. "Cristobald" 3:42