18 | 2016 | INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR | Esmerine | | The JUNO Awards

Hometown: Montréal, Quebec

Montréal chamber rock ensemble, Esmerine, return with the new full-length album Lost Voices, the most dynamic and incendiary record of the group’s career, following its highly-acclaimed and JUNO Award-winning 2013 release, Dalmak. Led by co-founders Bruce Cawdron (Godspeed You! Black Emperor) on various mallet instruments and Rebecca Foon (Thee Silver Mt. Zion, Saltland) on cello, Esmerine also includes drummer/percussionist Jamie Thompson (The Unicorns, Islands, Little Scream), and multi-instrumentalist Brian Sanderson.