Barry Paquin Roberge’s Exordium To Extasy set for release on February 26

With style and spirit worthy of the dance floor of New York’s Studio 54, Montreal’s Barry Paquin Roberge is excited to announce February 26 as the release date of their latest album, Exordium To Extasy.

Seemingly designed to get everyone dancing and moving in during our most recent quarantine period, their fabulous lead single, “BPR Strut (Join Us & You’ll Be Fine)”, dropped alongside its 80’s workout video this week to great fanfare.

In regards to the video, Etienne Barry explains: “We invite the populace to strengthen their core and test their mental fortitude. Directed by longtime collaborator Ariel Poupart, who also plays the role of a mastermind known only as “The Vision”, the video shows us in skin-tight spandex, filming a straight-to-VHS home-workout tape destined to fortify the masses… and control them!”

In a press release, Exordium to Extasy is set to include the single, as well as the track “Hot Stuff” and is promising to “ turn any boring commute to work into a Soul Train-esque catwalk.”  BPR is also proud to say that they are bringing a sense of community to the art and arrangement of the album.  “The blend of male and female voices reaches out to all who want to have a good time,” said the band.  “Groovy guitar licks, party-pleaser synthesizers, and fluttering flute are exactly what people did not know they needed in their lives.”

Produced by Félix Petit (Les Louanges, Hubert Lenoir) and BPR, mixed by JB Pinard (Les Louanges), engineered by Nicolas Beaudoin (Laura Sauvage) and Ryan Battistuzzi (Malajube) and mastered by Francis Duchesne; Barry Paquin Roberge’s Exordium to Extasy will be available through Costume Records on February 26.


  1. BPR Strut (Join Us & You’ll Be Fine)
  2. Eyes On You
  3. Make Up
  4. Feel Alive
  5. Hot Stuff (Wanna Play Rough)
  6. No Time To Talk
  7. Soviet Love
  8. Smoke, Our Vessel To The Skies
  9. Mystic Love: Exordium
  10. Mystic Love: Extasy

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