The Canadian native Bueller releases his seventh album with Beat Cinema and its some of his most prolific work yet. Maggie(lost) is an eclectic twelve track album with styles varying from R&B, soul, jazz, hip hop and features a slurry of French-Canadian singers and rappers. The 33 year old Montreal based producer and art director began producing music at 16 but by then he had a breadth of music knowledge; from a choral background to listening to his father’s unending jazz collection. Maggie(lost) displays Bueller’s deep understanding of music both contemporary and past. Tracks like Soft & Smooth feat. Thierry has an alluring chord progression, a silhouette of harmonising horns, and a simple-yet-effective beat. The natural sounding ensemble is wonderfully thrown askew by the grungy vocal effects added to Theirry’s vocals. Other Tracks such as LANUITLEJOUR feat. Kenlo et Caro Dupont starts off with modulated piano that washes in and out of scene, a hard hitting trap beat, and vocals that pop from English to French-Canadian slang. The album came as a great ordeal to Bueller, as he related that at the time of completing the album, his house was broken into and with other belongings, the very album that was set to release. At the same time, he was heart stricken after a romantic relationship of his ended, leaving him without the album or the girl. The album was recovered after hunting down several demos he had sent collaborators and friends, and with the dirty demos he added finishing touches. “Its an amazing recycled album [I] can’t believe I saved,” says Bueller. As for the lost love, he used that as energy to fuel the albums ending. Maggie(lost) has more to say every time you listen to it. It recounts everything Bueller went through to recover and finish this almost lost piece of music.
Bueller is part of a Montreal collective Tout’nou which is French-Canadian slang for all of us.