Spelunk through an ambient futuristic subterranean era, surrounded by the subtle crispy water droplets in tunnel vision, pulses of low frequency void spheres, shocks of noise energy pocket, low hums of sleeping circuitry, and distant sounds of a city lost to time. This experimental electronic improvisation was performed live by Mike Barber entirely on modular synthesizer at a Frequency Freaks event in Toronto, Ontario, in July 2019.
With an album titled ‘Home Made Satan’ and a band name like chastity, you’d probably by expecting dark metal. Think again. Chastity is an individual singer-songwriter and his works are cleverly composed. Witness “Dead Relatives”, with it’s withering refrain, “there’s a special place in hell for the christian right/bury your parents tonight”.
Clara Engel’s music is so personal that you feel like you are alone in a room and they are singing just to you. It’s minimalism infused with mystery and emotive weight.
Freaky space garage rock that swirls with stately psychedelia and punkish disdain.
Ottawa/Gatineau duo Paragon Cause (Jay and Michelle) provide a slinky vibe that’s immediately compelling. What’s hidden in the velvet glove (hard-edged distortion and angst) keeps you transfixed.
Arrhythmic plosive clocks oozing and spitting out tunings from the noise-ambient fissure that cracking space and pulverizing time into complex fragments… One of many plausible observations that could be deduced from hearing DustBin’s latest experimental study into Post Binary application on music.
What does Post Binary mean? Dusts of Binary explains over on Splendid Industries.
Three talented percussionists of distinctive music and cultural backgrounds, with instruments of unique aural pallets, united as the Pure Percussion Trio at A World Away Indie Music Festival 2019 in Toronto this past May. In a live recorded session at Revolution Recording, Razak Pirani (tabla), Meghan Chamerlain (found instruments) and Luyos MaryCarl (Lumad kulintang) crafted harmonious, intriguing, eclectic miniature works and performed them in tandem. They showcase the brilliance of each musician and their instrument, and how well they all work together in this congregation of sonic cross-pollination.