Astrolope is manic dual synth/drum-operating scientist Paul Geldart, member of Other Families and Waxlimbs. He throws down his own coral reefs of vibrant electronica and cathartic drum kit hysteria, bursting his boiling point a few times, throughout this live session video of three intricate interconnect concoctions, cast under a geometric square halo. An impressionable sonorous beast, tilting on the fluid spectrum between Jekyll and Hyde, and so irresistibly captivating for it!
Montreal experimental electronic duo Ellemetue wanders us through their hypnotic
surreal darkened universe in the music video to “Carte d’or” off their 2018 album En pays lointains. Supernatural suspense penetrates this cinematic open-ended tale in which Ellemetue has collaborated with director Robert Morin. Set against coasting and representative synth loops and drum machines, wispy spoken singing and electronic glitched noise and soundscapes, weird ominous forest creatures populate the snow-covered forest, an epic guitar solo takes place on a frozen lake (but too hot to contain) and interstellar visions drifts by…
The Vancouver duo known as Phono Pony release a video for the title track of last year’s excellent ‘Monkey Paw’. Directed by Brett Roberts, it depicts the pair performing, alongside independently-minded shadows and apparent battles with technology.
Although they’ve been kicking around for about 5 years, Victoria’s Bridal Party are only now releasing their debut full-length album (on Kingfisher Bluez). Check out the title track, with its fun video, retro synths, and timeless vocalization (courtesy singer Suzannah Raudaschl).
Contemporary, punchy and fun. That sums up Toronto’s Winona Forever. Catch the video to “Gazing”, which will appear on their upcoming album (June 7th).
Timbuktu and Danny Miles are Tongue Helmet, a psych-influenced and creative hip-hop outfit. Dig the ’70s long-haired cop movie vibe of the video. It’s a treat.
BC’s Skye Wallace (now based in TO) sings forcefully about the “glass ceiling” and how she’s breaking it down. Nicholas Marinelli’s video is understated but highly effective, featuring several of Wallace’s contemporaries.