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

[Listen] Quel Tel – Quit While You Are A Head

No Comments 27 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
telquel

From one of my favourite ’boutique’ labels, Mudtown Records, comes a delightful instrumental number from Tel Quel. The track starts off in the ambient clouds but gradually gains more structure as it unfolds. “Quit While You Are A Head’ is being releases ahead of their debut album ‘Expo’.

Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, Listen, Music

[Listen] Egyptrixx- Transfer of Energy (Feelings of Power)

No Comments 25 November 2014

by Tiana Feng
Egyptrixx album art
Want to get a little bit creeped out? Egyptrixx’s latest “Transfer of Energy (Feelings of Power)” does just that. The sounds are a little bit goosebump inducing. There will be an album coming out next year with the same name.

Alternative, Canadian, Electronic, Folk, Listen, Music, Shoegaze

[Listen] MoonMuseum – Back There

No Comments 25 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
moon museum

MoonMuseum is an alternative pop band from Edmonton. “Back There” is typical of their restrained approach to indie folk-pop, with James Cuvilier’s idiosyncratic vocals sounding distant and the backing music borrowed from an early eighties college radio station.

Canadian, Chillwave, Electronic, Listen, Music, trip-hop

[Listen] Pick a Piper/Love Cult – Ruin

No Comments 24 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
pick apiper

Brad Weber of Caribou has his own side project, Pick a Piper. Here he teams up with Russian duo Love Cult in an atmospheric instrumental with a killer groove and beautiful, haunting wordless vocals by Anya Kuts. It comes from the EP that also features Austria’s Squalloscope, where the three bands go by the name Full of Nothing (so untrue!) .

Canadian, Electronic, Listen, Music, Pop, Soul

[Listen] Orthicon – Stranger One

No Comments 23 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
orthicon

Calgary electronic/soul artist Orthicon’s EP ‘Boundary’ includes the track “Stranger One” which pretty well encapsulates his sound. The striking cover photo is by the artist himself.

Alternative, Canadian, Electronic, Folk, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Economics – Talk to Me in Thunder and Lightning

No Comments 23 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
economics

Electronic artist Economics (aka Dean Summach) is joined by Colin Skrapek (vocals), Aaron Karpinka (guitar) and Malcolm Whyte (bass) for the song “Talk to Me in Thunder and Lightning”. The track is from the album ‘The Wastes’, a collection of post-rock, instrumentals, indie rock and electropop.

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

[Listen] Name with no sound – Oxbow

2 Comments 22 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
name with no sound

Name With No Sound is a collaboration between Mark Favro (keyboards) and Warren Pratten (guitar). They call the result ambient electronic but I tend not to use the term ‘ambient’ when there is a discernible beat, which there definitely is here.

Canadian, Electronic, Industrial, Instrumental, Listen, Music

[Listen] Egyptrixx – Transfer of Energy

No Comments 21 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
egyptrixx

A decidedly unsettling chunk of industrial techno from Egyptrixx. We’re guessing it’s the sound of things to come as the Toronto producer prepares to release a new album in 2015.

Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen/Download] LYON- Cut Me Loose

No Comments 21 November 2014

by Tiana Feng
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After dropping some dreamy tracks last year in the form of her Indian Summer EP, LYON has returned with a new single called “Cut Me Loose”. Great vibes to start your weekend.

Canadian, Electronic, House, Watch

[Watch] Dead Air – May Day

No Comments 21 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

EDM artists Dead Air provide a visual inspired by early video games. No, we are not out of season with “May Day”. The title refers to May Day as a term for SOS, not that day in Spring when socialists have fun dancing around a striped pole. Hmm, maybe I have that mixed up??

Canadian, Electronic, Garage, Listen, lo-fi, Music, Psychedelic

[Listen] Pop Goes – Gamma Tribe/Cold Spots

No Comments 19 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
pop goes

Continuing on with Weird Tuesday, here’s “Gamma Tribe/Cold Spots” from Montreal’s Pop Goes. It’s freaky, sci fi, lo fi, garage surf rock with a motorik beat. In other words, custom made for Weird Tuesday.

Canadian, Classic Rock, Covers, Electronic, Instrumental, Listen, Music, Pop, Psychedelic

[Listen] Mimico – Fate Screen/Fresh Snow – Mony, Mony (7″ split)

No Comments 15 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
mimico

Here’s a cool 7″ split for you. One side you’ve got a Mimico’s “Fate Screen” a total ’80’s throwback with a motorik beat, steely synths and a goth-like vocal delivery. Other side is an instrumental version of “Mony, Mony” by Fresh Snow. When you’ve a rhythm this groovy who needs words? (actually, it’s “Mony, Mony”, so who needs words anyway?)

Alternative, Canadian, Electronic, Folk, Pop, Watch

[Watch] High Ends – Intoxicated

No Comments 15 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Yukon Blonde’s Jeffrey Innes’ song (as High Ends) “Intoxicated” gets the claymation treatment in this video. Yay, claymation!

Canadian, Electronic, Instrumental, Listen, Music, R&B/Hiphop

[Listen] Jacques Greene – Afterlife Afterparty (EP)

No Comments 13 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Montreal producer Jacques Greene’s debut full-length is coming in 2015. In the meantime he has just dropped this 2-track EP, ‘Afterlife Afterparty’. The song “1 4 Me” sees him switch from analog to digital, but with its ghostly vocal samples it will satisfy fans of his work.

Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Listen, Music, Pop, Uncategorized

[Listen] Natural Animal- Slave

No Comments 12 November 2014

by Tiana Feng
naturalanimal

Natural Animal is Toronto’s Matt Hunter and Devon Wright and I am a currently my ears are a slave to this song because it’s so good.

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