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Montreal, Canada

Bell Orchestre are a five-piece instrumental band from Montreal, Canada. Its members include: Richard Parry (bass), Sarah Neufeld (violin), Pietro Amato (french horn), Kaveh Nabatian (trumpet), Stefan Schneider (drums & percussion). Sarah Neufeld and Richard Parry are also full-time members of Arcade Fire.

Their first full length album, Recording a Tape the Colour of Light, was recorded in 2003, though it was not released until late 2005, as they were touring with Arcade Fire at the time.

In November, 2008, Arts & Crafts announced that they would release the second full-length from Bell Orchestre, entitled As Seen Through Windows. On February 19th, 2009, the album leaked in its entirety to blogs and file sharing services.


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  • Nic33rd

    Need a new album!

    28 Dec 2014 Reply
  • justfetus


    26 Nov 2013 Reply
  • dutchdoctor

    LOVE FROM AUSTRALIA. If/when I get overseas, you guys are top of the list.

    25 Apr 2013 Reply
  • joaotsantos

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    2 Feb 2013 Reply
  • BrokenTel

    Can't let a whole year go by with no shouts! Good music for a sprawling mind.

    30 Mar 2012 Reply
  • A_Llama

    The drums sound awesome what are you on about?

    11 Feb 2011 Reply
  • zhakely_pehsska

    Who Designs Nature's How is really nice!

    15 Sep 2010 Reply
  • budak6


    30 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Hrafinn

    Seeing them live sometime really helps to understand their musical aesthetic. Almost all sound is done without electronics, even on stage they fiddle around with weird "instruments" to recreate the sound effects from the record.

    30 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Kele

    Why do the drums sound so poorly? The rest of the instruments were recorded wonderfully then the drums ruin it all. It's not the drumming (which is fine) but how it sounds. Can anyone explain why they like/tolerate them? Perhaps my mind will be changed...

    13 Jun 2010 Reply
  • zhakely_pehsska

    will they tour any time soon?:)

    16 May 2010 Reply
  • Y050Y

    inspirated when I hear!

    9 May 2010 Reply
  • jogurtwsc

    Really good music!) Thanx a lot!!

    1 Mar 2010 Reply
  • mouaii

    As Seen Through Windows is way better than Recording a Tape the Colour of the Light. wonder what their next album will be like..

    8 Dec 2009 Reply
  • dtrzcin

    As Seen Through Windows is incredibly wonderful.

    6 Dec 2009 Reply
  • ironarmatom

    Here's a link to an hr long live mp3 from May 31, 2009 - Live at the Theatron Festival. FM quality. Link Found at http://

    26 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Arcade-YoL

    Bell Orchestre - iTunes Live from Montreal Breathtaking!

    25 Nov 2009 Reply
  • rotovick

    Elephants es re buenazaaaa... !! Y tambien me encanto Dark Lights - (ke buena rola) .... De hecho este disco lo disfrute del principio hasta el final - (As Seen Through Windows) =)

    19 Nov 2009 Reply
  • StaticMedium

    Kid Koala on the remix!

    26 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Ragasmurf

    Yep, the new EP is pretty damned stunning. [2]

    17 Sep 2009 Reply
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