David & the Mountain – A Farewell To 2020, For Thirty​-​Nine Saxophones & Eight Suonas

It is exactly what it sounds like… and it is NOT what you expect it to sound like! David Dugas Dion bids farewell to an agonizing overwhelming year with a 42 minute work bellowing with long-tone free improvised drone passages produced by a multi-tracked orchestra of saxophones and suonas (a Chinese double-reed woodwind instrument). Be consumed by the encapsulating and miniature harmonic motions of convergence and divergence that swell within the instrumental interactions 🎷

You can find this work on the Bandcamp profiles of David and the Mountain, and his label Cuchabata Records.

Nicholas’ Personal Favourites of 2020 – LP Albums

Here I present my top 30 favourite LONG PLAYS released in 2020 that personally caught my eclectic interests with excitement and awe. NOTE: This is a nonhierarchical list, in a randomized order.

Enjoy πŸ’–

Animal Party – Enchantment [Plutoid] 🍁

Devouring Saturn – Fortis Rebis [self-release] 🍁

Lunatic Soul – Through Shaded Woods [Kscope]

Thanya Iyer – KIND [Topshelf] 🍁

Clara Engel – Hatching Under The Stars [self-release] 🍁

Speaker Face – Crescent [self-release] 🍁

Jonathan HultΓ©n – Chants From Another Place [Kscope]

Erin Corbett – Swelter Molt Sweat & Mettle [Biblioteka] 🍁

PIQSIQ – Taaqtuq Ubluriaq: Dark Star [self-release] 🍁

Anna von Hausswolff – All Thoughts Fly [Southern Lord]

Animatist – INVERTED [Glue Gun] 🍁

ART the Band – ART the Band [self-release] 🍁

That Joe Payne – By Name. By Nature. [self-release]

Siamois Synthesis – Feu Aimant [Ambiances MagnΓ©tiques] 🍁

Falcon Jane – Faith [Darling Recordings] 🍁

Kate NV – Room for the Moon [RVNG]

Roger Eno & Brian Eno – Mixing Colours [Opal Music / Deutsche Grammophon]

Golden Retriever & Chuck Jones – Rain Shadow [Thrill Jockey]

The Golden Age of Wrestling – Tombstone Piledriver [self-release] 🍁

Moths & Locusts – Exoplanets [noiseagonymayhem] 🍁

SOMBRA – Free From Interruption [self-release] 🍁

Alber – Alber [self-release]

Ms Amy Birks – All That I Am & All That I Was [self-release]

Inner Odyssey – The Void [self-release] 🍁

Cindy Lee – What’s Tonight To Eternity [Superior Viaduct] 🍁

Pantayo – Pantayo [Telephone Explosion] 🍁

Cedric Noel – nothing forever, everything [Front Porch] 🍁

Mariana Semkina – Sleepwalking [Kscope]

Matthew Cardinal – Asterisms [Arts & Crafts] 🍁

Mary Lattimore – Silver Letters [Ghostly International]

🍁 : CANCON / Canadian Content

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Nicholas’ Personal Favourites of 2020 – EP Albums

Here I present my top 30 favourite EXTENDED PLAYS released in 2020 that personally caught my eclectic interests with excitement and awe. NOTE: This is a nonhierarchical list, in a randomized order.

Enjoy ✨

householder – commonplace / escarpment country [self-release] 🍁

suffer fools – bourgeois death // dopamine ghosts [self-release] 🍁

Mark Wylie – Moonlight / Hide & Seek [self-release] 🍁

Angel Bat Dawid – Transition East / No Space Fo Us [International Anthem]

weatherboy – weatherboy [Lootbag] 🍁

Rafael Kahn – An Effort to Relax [Biblioteka] 🍁

Andrew Wiseman – Ambient 1: Arrival [self-release] 🍁

Ulrike – 2020_06-Works [self-release] 🍁

NAVI – Runes [self-release] 🍁

Laurence-Anne – Accident [Bonsound] 🍁

Stephanie Hayward – Dusk [self-release] 🍁

Uncaught (in promise) – Uncaught in Promise [self-release] 🍁

Renard Blanc – Combustion [Sexy Sloth] 🍁

Jennifer Reiser – JR EP Remastered [self-release]

CONDUCTOR – Aurora Program [Glue Gun] 🍁

Blastronaut – Nadrix, the Dealer [self-release] 🍁

Will Jarvis – Frustrated Illustrator [Plutoid] 🍁

Mothers Tongue – Everything You Wanted [Buzz] 🍁

World Eaters – Demo MK-1 [self-release] 🍁

Acid Mothers Temple / Yoo Doo Right – Split [Mothland] 🍁

Jackson Welchner – just a lil’ EP [Plutoid] 🍁

Habit – The Last Testament [self-release] 🍁

Elysian Sun – Buried In Light [self-release] 🍁

Matmos – For Alan Turing [Thrill Jockey]

Sonja – Grounding [self-release] 🍁

NNAMDÏ – Black Plight [self-release]

SAGES – The Glue Gun Records//Social Isolation Variety-Time Extravaganza EP [self-release] 🍁

jw. – Wildly Indecisive [self-release] 🍁

JONCRO – Twa EP [self-release] 🍁

iamthemorning – Counting the Ghosts [self-release]

🍁 : CANCON / Canadian Content

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Nicholas’ Personal Favourites of 2020 – Singles

Here I present my top 30 favourite SINGLES released in 2020 that personally caught my eclectic interests with excitement and awe. NOTE: This is a nonhierarchical list, in a randomized order.

Enjoy πŸŽ‡

Fifth Species – The Silent Gale [self-release]

Animal Party & Feyla – Home Is A Haven [self-release] 🍁

JONCRO – Violet Hair [self-release] 🍁

Aeria – Let Me Go [self-release] 🍁

Stillness and Stars – Achievement Dispenser [self-release] 🍁

Anne Sulkowski – before [self-release] 🍁

The Breaking English – Summertime Heat [self-release] 🍁

Bicyclops – Fait Accompli [self-release] 🍁

Dusts of Binary – HoHum [self-release] 🍁

The Anchoress – Show Your Face [Kscope]

TRP.P – Tell Me [self-release] 🍁

Mobius Radio – Dive [self-release] 🍁

Apollo Suns – So Long Ethan [self-release] 🍁

Kitzl – Absolute Zero [self-release] 🍁

Dizzy Mystics – Centre of the 8 [self-release] 🍁

Subterranea –Β  Echochamber [self-release] 🍁

Other Families – Grone [self-release] 🍁

Dream Aria – The Hourglass [self-release] 🍁

Waxlimbs – It Speaks [Plutoid] 🍁

Jessica Moss – Opened Ending [Constellation] 🍁

ART the Band – Imaginary [self-release] 🍁

Jason Sharp – Gates of Heaven [Constellation] 🍁

Bombnivores – iSO [self-release] 🍁

Andy Wiseman – Tides [self-release] 🍁

Transstar – I, Bitch [Park Music] 🍁

That Joe Payne – By Name. By Nature. [self-release]

Elektryk Bestia – Solar Bubbles [Bestia Productions]

JESSA – Crazy Love [self-release] 🍁

Eine Kleine China – Zugzwang [self-release] 🍁

Ms Amy Birks – Christmas With You This Year [self-release]

🍁 : CANCON / Canadian Content

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Nicholas’ Personal Favourites of 2020 – Music Videos

Here I present my top 30 favourite MUSIC VIDEOS released in 2020 that personally caught my eclectic interests with excitement and awe. NOTE: This is a nonhierarchical list, in a randomized order.

Enjoy 🎊

Suffer Fools – when i was a monster 🍁

Waxlimbs – Dead In The Water 🍁

Jonathan HultΓ©n – The Mountain

Basal – Grassdancer 🍁

Lars Rynning & Suren Seneviratne – Karmic Earth

Shamik – Gaali 🍁

Falcon Jane – Heaven 🍁

Other Families – L.A.P. 🍁

Dan Avidan & Super Guitar Bros – Scarborough Fair

Clara Engel – Oiseau Rebelle 🍁

The Breaking English – Self Destructive Tendencies 🍁

Bicycle Face – Constellation 🍁

SOMBRA – Are You Well? 🍁

That Joe Payne – In My Head

Leurocuta – Thank you for your time 🍁

VERSA – Composite no. 1: Trap is Full 🍁

Bab L’ Bluz – Ila Mata

Mother Tongues – Let You Down 🍁

Ms Amy Birks – I Wish

Hymns57 – Blind Eyes in the Water 🍁

MICROPANiK – Requiescat 🍁

Aquarius Dreams – This Way 🍁

Pantayo – VVV (They Lie) 🍁

Kali Horse – ANIMA 🍁

The Anchoress – Show Your Face

Conductor – Monolith (Feat. Juneyt) 🍁

Romshii – Hot Pocket 🍁

Sunshine Express – no_body 🍁

Lunatic Soul – Navvie

Paragon Cause – Lost Cause 🍁

🍁 : CANCON / Canadian Content

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Devours – Memoirs of a Stretch Hummer

Devours reincarnates into his next musical fabulous entity with the new single “Memoirs of a Stretch Hummer”, his brand-new release following his 2019 album Iconoclast. This Vancouver based queer electro-pop creature holds nothing back, using catchy melodic dance sequences, sharp clang rattling beats and UFO/video game synth tones talking through the pressure, struggle and desire of queer sexual passion and love, and the murkiness between them.

Learn more about Devours through his online platforms.

Bicycle Face – Constellation

“A jaded Capricorn travels across the calendar year in search of a little rest
and relaxation.”

Winnipeg indie melodic pop cousin duo Bicycle Face gaze up at the stars and recites the tale of troubled Capricorn in this delightful charming home video of “Constellation”. Passionately quirky at heart, Ava Glendinning and Theresa Thordarson’s voices are radiant and eloquent over sparkling crisp guitar accompaniment with sailing cosmic mellow keyboard comets passing by. Their home backdrops are simplistic yet effective, using space-themed tapestries and crafts, and the extremely cute adorable mystical unicorn Tarot card deck (I need these in my life!)

“Constellation” is a YouTube exclusive song right now, but make sure to check out Bicycle Face’s new music on Bandcamp! Their official 2020 releases, single “Makin’ It” and holiday EP A Very Bicycle Face Christmas are there.

Nimrawd – Teacups

Ethereal ballet will be our entertainment for our wonderland tea party! See these dancers spin, balance and stroke the vibrant essence of “Teacups” by Montreal electronic musician in their modest gliding physical interpretation in. In a white bright space, focus is exquisitely on the ballet dancers and their delicate wandering forms against Nimrawd’s finger taps patterns, live bass groove and child field recordings ambience.

“Teacups” appears on The Gamins, Nimrawd’s first LP released in early 2020, on Bandcamp.

Renard Blanc – Fleuve

The final articulated movement off the new post-progressive opus by Renard Blanc. ‘Fleuve’ bends and channels the mind into existential waves through wondering instrumental atmospherics and steady rock poetics, releasing fear and finding faith on the river… where everything converges and diverges.

Listen to the entire three-track opus Combustion by Renard Blanc via Sexy Sloth Records on Bandcamp.

MARMALADE DUPLEX – Hunk Bunk (Forty-Five Floors)

Just posted on the obscured charming real-estate market! Guelph Dada psychedelic post-punk trio MARMALADE DUPLEX, comprised with Marc Bell, Tyson Brinacombe and Brad De Roo! Groove to this delicious nonsensical groove plater! A funk-injected werido banger telling the tale of the sultry Hunk himself, set up by a thumping deep bass line, trippy guitar patterns and sparkling guest back-up vocalists Chunky Dory and Lean ‘Dine!

Find this fine song off their debut full-length record PLAY THE TUNA OLIVE VILLAGE on Corduroy Palace Records [Digital Version HERE / Physical Vinyl Version HERE]