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Origin Montréal, Québec, Canada
Genres Instrumental rock
Years active 2001–present
Labels Alien8 Recordings
Members Pietro Amato
Mathieu Charbonneau
Julien Poissant

Torngat is a Canadian indie band and instrumental music trio based in Montreal. The members are horn player Pietro Amato, keyboardist Mathieu Charbonneau and percussionist Julien Poissant.[1]


Torngat was established in 2001.[2] The band named themselves for the rugged Torngat Mountains to reflect the band's open and improvisational style of their music.[3] The group released its first self-titled album the next year. They developed a stage show in which they frequently exchange instruments during performances.

Torngat in 2005 released an EP, La Rouge. During the spring of 2006, Torngat toured Eastern Canada. Torngat signed a two-album deal with Montreal experimental label Alien8 Recordings.[4] The band recorded a full-length album You Could Be, which was released in September, 2007[4][5] and received positive reviews.[6] That year the band performed at the Hillside Festival in Guelph.[7]

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  1. ^ "MUSIC: Torngat hits the sweet spot"[permanent dead link]. McGill Tribune, Ezra Glinter September 17, 2007 Archived at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Torngat Don’t Feel Alien8ed On New Album". Chart Attack, Sep 13, 2007
  3. ^ Carpenter, Lorraine (2005-08-18). "Untamed terrain". Montreal Mirror. Archived from the original on 2010-03-20. Retrieved 2010-03-20. 
  4. ^ a b Rajagopalan, Pras (September 17, 2007). "Torngat Make It Up". Exclaim!. Retrieved 2007-09-26. 
  5. ^ Signal to Noise. Issues 48-51. Signal to Noise New Music Foundation. 2008. p. 103. 
  6. ^ "Torngat, You Could Be". Montreal Gazette, September 20, 2007
  7. ^ "Torngat". Exclaim!, By Michael Barclay Jun 05, 2007
  8. ^ "Musique Rock Electro Rap: Albums". Les inrockuptibles. Editions Indépendantes. Issues 692-700: 64. 2009. 

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