In April 2008, ten years into their remarkable career, singer/guitarist Louis-Jean Cormier, drummer Stéphane Bergeron, keyboardist François Lafontaine, bassist Martin Lamontagne and percussionist/ singer Julien Sagot released Le volume du vent [Volume of the Wind], their landmark third album. Simultaneously serious and irresistibly soaring, Karkwa’ s latest record marks a new chapter in a story whose most exciting moments are surely yet to come. The two years following the release of their third album, Le Volume du Vent, (The Volume of the Wind) were hectic with hundreds of performances around Canada, France, Switzerland, Belgium, England, the United States, and Lebanon. Le Volume du Vent was launched in France in March 2009.
Their fourth album, Les Chemins de Verre, (The Glass Paths) was recorded in part at La Frette studios in Paris – an inspirational venue dating from the 19th century, it became the sixth member of the band as they returned there time and again during their French tour. A lively collection based on spontaneous impulses of creativity, this album was put together without preproduction for a more organic and impressionist sound. Les Chemins de Verre hit the shelves in Canada in March 2010.