Alternative, Ambient music, Canadian, Experimental, Instrumental, Listen, Music

[Listen] The Darcys- Hymn For A Missing Girl

No Comments 17 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
thedarcys
For Record Store Day this Saturday, The Darcys are releasing a limited edition (500 LPS) of a project inspired by Cormac McCarthy’s Cities of the Plain. If you are expecting regular Darcys you are mistaken. This is beautifully haunting, emotionally sad piece of work. At times it rumbles with energy, other times it’s frightening and it’s definitely a wonderful 20 minute journey.

Alternative, Ambient music, Canadian, Listen, Music, Shoegaze

[Listen] Permanent Vacation- Ends All

No Comments 12 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
permanentvacation
It’s been a couple of years since we last wrote about them, but dreampop band Permanent Vacation have a new tape out. Start daydreaming below.

Ambient music, Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Experimental, Music, Watch

[Watch] daysdeaf – Giving Life to Greys

1 Comment 07 April 2014

Music videos are becoming cool again! Whether its  Arcade Fire wearing animated paper-mache heads in “Reflektor” or Pharrell’s eternally cheerful “Happy”, acts are injecting some long-lost creativity back into this art form, achieving the desired result of furthering the senses from the song. The video for “Giving Life to Greys” has achieved that with a fraction of the budget. 

That’s the single by Toronto’s daysdeaf aka Manvir Rai from his upcoming release When Colour Lost Light. The electronica-infused song with steady beats, minimalist keys and Manvir’s spacey vocals is a calming listen. The accompanying video has bright colours mixing together in a giant space, that gently steers the mind to a fantastical place. Like music videos used to in the ol times!

 

 

Ambient music, Canadian, Electropop, Experimental, Instrumental, Listen, Music

[Listen] Max Greening- Ebb

No Comments 04 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
maxgreening
Chill beats for your Friday from a dude called Max Greening.

Alternative, Ambient music, Canadian, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Le Trouble – Fine Line

No Comments 20 March 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

Le Trouble can help with your heartbreak. Give ‘Fine Line‘ a listen/watch. The soothing and catchy single, off their 2013 EP Reality Strikes, describes the pains at end of a relationship to the background of jangling guitars. The sound of the Montreal-based band is best described by guitarist Maxime Veilleux as “thin line between Meat Loaf, Hall and Oates, and punk”.

Le Trouble is confirmed to play CMW and Osheaga this summer.

You can stream the EP Reality Strikes HERE.

Ambient music, Electronic, Experimental, Listen, Music, Watch

[WATCH] Thus Owls – As Long as We Try a Little

No Comments 18 February 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

Transatlanticism. No, not the Death Cab for Cutie album. I am talking about the Montreal/Stockholm husband-wife duo Thus Owls.  Made up of Erika and Simon Angell, they are releasing their new album, Turning Rocks on April 8 through Secret City Records. If you can’t bare the wait, you can watch the video of “As Long as We Try a Little” on repeat. The video matches the abstract nature of the song, which is about Erika’s grandmother’s two aunts (try to keep up here!)- who were seamstresses that lived and worked together, until one of their untimely ends.

You will only have to try a little to love this song.

Ambient music, Canadian, Electronic, Listen, Music, R&B/Hiphop

[Listen] Concord Drumm- Hotels EP

No Comments 03 September 2013

by Tiana Feng
concorddrumms
I was sent this EP by a guy named Chris, also known as Vancouver chillwave producer Concord Drumm. The EP was written and recorded in various hotels across the US and Canada, hence the name. His style mixes in reverbed vocals, synths and some occasional hip-hop.

Ambient music, Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] Teen Daze- Ice On the Windowsill

No Comments 12 August 2013

by Tiana Feng
teendaze
I feel like Teen Daze only just released something, but the dude is back at it again! Here’s “Ice On the Windowsill” from an upcoming album appropriately titled Glacier to be released October 1st.

Tour Dates Continue Reading

Ambient music, Canadian, Listen, Music, Shoegaze

[Listen] Black Walls- Mary of the Shrines

No Comments 21 July 2013

by Tiana Feng
blackwalls
Black Walls is releasing a cassette August 19th called Mary of the Shrines. The two songs show off their metal and post-rock tendencies but at the same time hold back and take their time. It’s like spooky shoegaze.

Ambient music, Canadian, Experimental, Listen, Music

[Listen] White Poppy- Drifter’s Gold

No Comments 03 July 2013

by Tiana Feng
whitepoppy

Vancouver’s White Poppy dropped the 7 track “Drifter’s Gold” yesterday on Bandcamp. The ambient album purposely delves into sadness and inner confusion. However it has it’s soothing moments where you can sit and reminisce of sunnier days.

Ambient music, Canadian, Electronic, Instrumental, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] Germany Germany- Youth

No Comments 11 June 2013

by Tiana Feng
germanygermany
Germany Germany is releasing music again! Here is a new tune called “Youth” reminiscent of 2011′s Adventures.

Ambient music, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen/Download] Shinogo- The Trees (feat. Alanna J Brown)

No Comments 07 May 2013

by Tiana Feng
shinogo
Shinogo (aka Greg Williams) is a cross genre producer from Toronto, Ontario. Here’s the first single from his upcoming album Little Worlds out May 13th. The tune features songstress Alanna J Brown and contains nature sounds such as chirping birds and a flowing river.

Alternative, Ambient music, Canadian, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] Gdansk- Atlas

No Comments 05 May 2013

by Tiana Feng
gdansk
Gdansk is an ambient band from Hamilton, Ontario. Their latest tune “Atlas” is about unfulfilled dreams. Stream it below.

Ambient music, Canadian, Music, Under 2000, Watch

[Watch] Boundary- Etoiles

1 Comment 15 April 2013

by Tiana Feng

Montreal producer Boundary released this video for ambient tune “Etoiles”.

Ambient music, Canadian, Electronic, Listen, Music

[Listen] Teen Daze- The House On The Mountain

No Comments 10 April 2013

by Tiana Feng
teendaze
Toronto’s weather seems to be messing with us at the moment but let’s pretend it is spring and listen to these tunes from Teen Daze.

Album Reviews, Ambient music, Canadian, Experimental, Instrumental, Music

[Album Review] Joshua Van Tassel- Dream Date

No Comments 09 April 2013

by Tiana Feng
joshuavantassel

Rating:

Release Date: March 26th, 2013
Label: Backward Music

Last year Forward Music Group introduced experimental sub-label Backward Music. One of its first releases is multi-instrumentalist Joshua Van Tassel’s third album Dream Date. Continue Reading

Ambient music, Canadian, Electronic, Listen, Music

[Listen] Phil Western- Boobs

No Comments 03 April 2013

by Tiana Feng
philwestern
In my adventures of sifting through Bandcamp, I found a track called “Boobs”. Hahahaha, while quite sexual Phil Western doesn’t actually mention boobs in the song. At least not in any audible way. However, there’s something about this dark techno that is sort of sexy.

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