Spaced Out was Antoine’s band project that existed from 2000 to 2008. A total of five studio albums, a live album and two DVDs were released during those years. The band participated to various music festivals including Nearfest 2002 (USA), Crescendo 2006 (France) and FMPM 2008 (Canada).
Antoine formed Spaced Out in 1998 by recruiting Martin Maheux on drums, Mathieu Bouchard on guitar and Eric St-Jean on the keyboards. From here onwards, the group began producing their brand of jazz-oriented progressive rock, whilst being inspired by a variety of musical styles along the way.
In the year 2000, Unicorn Records released the band’s self-titled debut Spaced Out. Following this album, Bouchard left the group and was replaced by Louis Côté. In 2001, the album Eponymus II was released, bringing with it a more progressive sound compared to the previous CD; allowing room for musical experiments and exploration.
In June 2002 Spaced Out participated at the prestigious North East Art Rock Festival (NEARfest) in Trenton NJ performing to an audience of 1850 people. The band’s performance was received with great enthusiasm.
The Slow Gin album was released in March 2003 and was the result of an even more progressive direction. In late 2005, the Spaced Out – Live in 2000 DVD presented one of Spaced Out’s first concerts. The following album entitled Unstable Matter was released in July 2006. That record pushed Spaced Out’s music even further through its musical compositions, musicianship & production quality.
After a performance at the Crescendo Festival in France in August 2006, the band released a CD and DVD of the concert. Evolution was launched at the FMPM event in Montreal on the 13th of September 2008 and was Spaced Out’s last album.