The inventive, ambient movements of Anne Sulikowski are given an appropriately stately visual.
Whoop-szo show off their strengths on “2CB”, easily shifting from gentle folk to aggressive guitar in an opus of post-rock sensibilities.
“Rust” demonstrates the band’s mastery over their own sonic atmosphere, with a dark foreboding that is repeatedly pierced by impressive flashes of musical flair.
In “Ayeeyo’s Intro / Can you feel my rage?” Toronto’s Obuxum uses a soulful house beat and looped narration explaining the gender-based violence that women face in Somalia.
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.