The retro feel of “Machines” (think ’80s electropop) is a delight as it playfully suggests more contemporary themes and sounds.
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!
Quaker Parents is the experimental project of Toronto-based (by way of Halifax) artist/musician Mark Grundy (Heaven For Real). “Pageant of Close Foes” spins out in almost stream-of-thought fashion, but there is enough pop-folk sense to hold things together.
Based on a character sketch of the queen bee, NAVI portrays such an intricate organized regal insect in “Empress”. Demonstrating the might and hierarchy of such an essential organism, this Toronto group produces powerful electroacoustic buzzing noise drones that ebb-and-flows with notes of cavernous omen and living vibrational sustain.
“Empress” appears on NAVI’s new album, Cartography EP, available on Bandcamp.
Upcoming Performance Dates:
June 20: Guelph, ON @ ANAF Club 344 – 3 Nines & SMK Presents: Berry Wall | G. Michael Thomas | Mouthfeel | NAVI
June 22: Toronto, ON @ Tranzac Club – Analog_futures (Cartography EP Release Show)
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).
Doomsquad are a family affair (siblings Trevor, Jaclyn, and Allie Blumas). Their music is atmospheric and throw-back (’80s stately post-punk). Dig “Aimless” from their latest album ‘Let Yourself Be Seen’.
Clothed in attractive synthpop it may be easy to dismiss M.M. Crone as mere pop fluff. You’d be so wrong. The duo have a keen ear for clever composition and are keen to let their freak flag fly.