What is a Qobuzissime? It’s an award presented by Qobuz for a first or second album.

Pop or Reggae, Metal or Classical, Jazz or Blues, no genre is excluded. More often than not the award is presented to a newly discovered artist.

Sometimes it might be a particularly quirky or a crossover album from a discography.

The important aspects are uniqueness, sincerity and quality. We look for these things in the recording, the project and the sound identity.





Albums

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Klassiek - Verschenen op 11 mei 2018 | Arts & Crafts Productions Inc.

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Qobuzism
A 31 year-old Canadian, Jean-Michel Blais is no stranger to the neoclassical stage. After a first album bearing the sober title "II", on Caroline Distribution, this offering consists of a new collection of tracks, (most of which have already been released separately over recent weeks) which are possessed of an irrepressible lyricism. On board his piano, which he has transformed into a magical music box, he travels with the winds, following the currents of his own insatiable creativity. In the middle, Blind, perhaps the most seductive track of these forty-five minutes (alongside sourdine…), immerses us in an ideal vision of a music which mixes acoustics and machines into a soothing and velvety whole. god(s) takes us somewhere else, to church perhaps: but the return of synths shows that Jean-Michel Blais might perhaps have different gods in mind. igloo could have been a spiritual, even pantheist, track, but Blais, who isn't above a little caustic wit, is quite urban about it: the "igloo" in question is a reference to contemporary cities, full of "caverns", where everything is stacked over everything else. Henceforth, Blais's name will be synonymous with unique sonic flavours. But there is something here of that bitter, fraternal, soft and sensual melancholy that runs through much of North American music, and which permeates the sonic spaces of a Copland (Quiet City) or a Bernard Herrmann (Les Neiges du Kilimandjaro) and the obstinate figures of a Steve Reich (The Four Sections) or the curling wisps of one of the most imaginative representatives of Canadian pop, like Patrick Watson ― think of the latter's Lighthouse where we find that same vision of the instrument, as if stripped of its hammers. Jean-Michel Blais takes his time, discreetly. Under his elegant veneer, he knows how to be tenacious: his quotations (from the entrancingly slow movement of Rachmaninov's Second Concerto, for example, on roses) make for salutary and soothing escapes. Blais is holding out his hand to you. It would be rude to turn him down. © Pierre-Yves Lascar/Qobuz
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Volledige opera's - Verschenen op 20 januari 2017 | Glossa

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - Qobuzism
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 6 oktober 2014 | ARTALINNA

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - 4 étoiles de Classica - Qobuzism
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Religieuze vocale muziek - Verschenen op 28 januari 2013 | Mirare

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Qobuzism - Hi-Res Audio
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Concertmuziek - Verschenen op 1 januari 2012 | harmonia mundi

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - Gramophone Record of the Month - Diapason d'or / Arte - Qobuzism - Hi-Res Audio
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 27 september 2011 | Aparté

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Qobuzism - Hi-Res Audio
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Klassiek - Verschenen op 6 september 2011 | harmonia mundi

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Qobuzism - Hi-Res Audio