Christopher Blais is Nordmach
A 5th generation musician that enjoys many types of music but was drawn to the synthesizer after hearing early records by Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk, Yaz, Depeche Mode, and Trevor Horn. Chris began off playing keyboards in his father's band and immediately got the bug to study the local scene, having played and recorded in both Canada and the United States. A local newspaper ad for "Keyboard Player Wanted for Top 40 Band" piqued his interest, and he soon found himself performing with now local icons Gordie Johnson/Big Sugar and Robert Wilson/Kim Mitchell. Chris has also produced music for television commercials (Windsor Casino/Caesars, Canadian Visitors Bureau/Tourism, etc.), radio, and independent cinema.
Chris has been programming music for more than half his life and continues to have a strong interest in programming, sound design, music creation, and visual media. Chris has assisted numerous artists and musicians in incorporating programming into a variety of circumstances, such as live performance graphics and/or studio advice. Donny Lyle (Mariah Carey, R. Kelly), Dan Todd & Mark Holmes (Platinum Blonde, Honeymoon Suite, Glass Tiger), Kenny Greer (Red Rider, Tom Cochrane, Gowan), Celldweller, Autumn Kings, The Tea Party, and many more.
2023 - Just the instruments please!
I've been asked to make my tracks in instrumental form to be available for video soundtracks as backdrops etc. They've been rolling out slowly over the winter and I will get more and more of them out as time goes on and will add them here. But they are available everywhere. #itunes #spotify #tictok
2022-Latest release: That Somebody Is You (AM & PM Versions)
EXCITED ABOUT THIS ONE!
"I started to write a new song and as per usual not necessarily knowing exactly where it was going to go it started with one line and I instantly thought it was a song title and the chorus hook. Sometimes songs literally write themselves and sometimes they take some coaxing which means they can sit on your hard drive or note pad for years until they're baked long enough to come out into the real world and even then sometimes they miss their mark. You know you always hope for the best but nobody has a crystal ball on how it's going to land once something is released. Heck let's look at that Kate Bush song that found new life recently. It's crazy how things go! Anyway I always felt that if a song moved me inside with some emotion, then something was there and somebody would feel that as well. I found myself listening to this song and although I felt it was close I kept feeling something was missing but over time I believe I found the missing part(s). So I finished this track and was submitting it into the machine that submits songs everywhere in the world so you can listen. Well, I stumbled upon a few samples in my library and I thought...Hmmmmm....I wonder if.....Well those samples took the same song I wrote and spun it on it's head! Tempo was slowed down a bit and OMG...I instantly feel in love with the emotion in this new variation of it...The vibe! Like goosebumps all over again! Just like the feeling I felt when I first started the original version. This second version of the same song kind of reminded me of going out to a club or a bar the night before and dancing to your favourite track and then waking up in the morning in the quiet with those songs reverberating still inside your head. Almost as if you dreamt the whole night. I'm excited because I don't think I've ever done anything like this before. That is releasing a song in 2 different forms. Kind of cool for me. Hopefully you'll feel the same or at the very least like one of the two. Speaking of different. This album is made from my lyrics I wrote. It was done using A.I. < Yes, Artificial Intelligence. It's a one of a kind thing. This release is definitely something different all around.
One last thing...I am releasing both songs on Nov 1st. This was the day that my wife said yes to that BIG question. This song lyrically is all about how she makes me feel day to day."
Chris ~ Nordmach