Canadian, Concerts, Electronic, Electropop, Music, Pop

Mozart’s Sister & Twin Shadow @ The Olympic Community Hall (Halifax Pop Explosion) 10/24/2014

No Comments 31 October 2014

by Riaz Charania / Photos by Michael Silvestre
Mozart's sister
Halfway through the Mozart’s Sister show someone from the crowd exclaimed, “Your music is awesome!”, a moment of spontaneity that rang completely true. Sure talking about the halfway point of a set may be an odd way to start a review, but walking into the sparsely attended venue thirty minutes prior, I had no idea that my mind was about to be blown.

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Canadian, Concerts, Electronic, Electropop, Music, Pop

Most People @ The Olympic Community Hall (Halifax Pop Explosion) 10/24/2014

No Comments 31 October 2014

by Marcel Stromeiher / Photo by Michael Silvestre
most people

Most People are actually two people, Brandon Gibson-DeGroote and Paul McEachern. Both are bearded fellows whose electro-indie pop locates that sweet spot between sincere, nostalgi,c longing and unabashed exuberance.
Hailing from Burlington and now Toronto based, the duo have been steadily and confidently carving out their own place in the city’s music scene for a few years, including a fruitful relationship with Wavelength Music. Continue Reading

Album Reviews, Ambient music, Canadian, Electronic, Music

[Album Review] Joshua Van Tassel- Dance Music: Songs for Slow Motion

No Comments 30 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Release Date: March 25th, 2014
Label:Backward Music

Multi-instrumentalist Joshua Van Tassel offers up his more electronic work to date. That is not to say that there is less humanity here, far from it. Despite the ethereal ambience of the album, emotions such as hope, dread, fear and joy are ever-present and pervasive. However, these emotions are not articulated so much as evoked, making for a very personal experience on the part of the listener. Continue Reading

Canadian, Chillwave, Electronic, Listen, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Soul

[Listen] Rayannah – Growing Song

No Comments 30 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
rayannah

Start your Thursday off with the smooth sounds of Rayannah. The Winnipeg singer/electronic artist gives a soulful vocal delivery over a bed of delicate synth beats.

Album Reviews, Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Music

[Album Review] Caribou- Our Love

No Comments 28 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

caribou

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Release Date: October 7th, 2014
Label: Merge Records

After 2010’s ‘Swim’ it should come as no surprise that Caribou (aka Dan Snaith) should again delve into contemporary R&B on his new album ‘Our Love’. And even though the lyrics take on a lighter tone this time out, long-time fans can be rest assured that Snaith is not forsaking his subtle artistry in his march to the dancefloor.

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Ambient music, Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, Instrumental, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] Daniel Lanois – Sioux Lookout

No Comments 27 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Another video from Daniel Lanois’ ‘Flesh and Machine’ album. This one features kaleidoscopic images that are trippy and hypnotic — fittingly so because the track “Sioux Lookout” is, you guessed it, trippy and hypnotic.

Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, Instrumental, Watch

[Watch] Boundary – Expo 67

No Comments 26 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Cinematic electronic minimalism from Boundary. The b/w video to “Expo 67″ is a fittingly unembellished portrayal of Poirier and company in performance.

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

[listen] Harrison – Back Home

No Comments 23 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Chiptune synths, whistling, birds singing? It all sounds a bit too goofy. But wait, once things on Harrison’s “Back Home” get rolling it settles into an intriguing groove. Yeah, I like that.

Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] Blue Hawaii- Get Happy / Get Happier

No Comments 22 October 2014

by Tiana Feng
bluehawaii
Blue Hawaii recorded “Get Happy” and a rework “Get Happier” sometime in January. Dance to both tunes below!

Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, Listen, Music

[Listen] Marie Davidson- Abduction

No Comments 21 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
marie davidson

“Abduction” is a disturbing track from the debut full-length album by singer/poet Marie Davidson. It is a work of electronic dark-synth and is completely performed and sung (actually, more spoken) by Davidson alone.

Canadian, Electronic, Listen, lo-fi, Music, World Music

[LISTEN] Expwy – EP

No Comments 21 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
expwy

Expwy was Matt LeGroulx. The Montreal musician recorded several albums/EP’s in his apartment between 2010 and 2014, and they normally featured a particular genre of music. ‘EP’ was his electronic/bossa nova/samba offering. Notice I’m using the past tense. That’s because LeGroulx has retired the name Expwy and is now focusing on his new band Galaxius Mons.

(BTW, I always liked bossa nova and I’m predicting it’s gonna make an underground comeback.)

Album Reviews, Electronic, Music, Psychedelic, trip-hop

[Album Review] Dada Plan- A Dada Plan Is Free

No Comments 20 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
dadaplan

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Release Date: October 21st, 2014
Label: Kingfisher Bluez

Dada was an art movement in the early 20th century that celebrated the absurd and the nonsensical. A data plan, on the other hand, is a mundane phrase from the early 21st century that is a reflection of our electronic media-obsessed society. Put the two together and you have … I dunno, a bunch of guys who think they’re clever? The good news is that, from a musical perspective, they are.

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

[Watch] Seoul- Stay With Us

1 Comment 20 October 2014

by Tiana Feng

Montreal electronic artist Seoul (pronounced “Soul”) just signed with Last Gang Records. Check out the video for their latest single “Stay With Us”. The ambient-pop tune is paired with this video of stress free wandering.

Ambient music, Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, Instrumental, Listen, Music, trip-hop

[Listen] Temple Volant – Bubble

No Comments 20 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
temple volant

Experimental electronica from Montreal’s Temple Volant (aka Sami Blanco). This was apparently recorded after his last album ‘Daydream Drawings’ and is what Blanco refers to as a “late night work out”. Huh. Most people just work on their toe-nail clipping collection as a late night work out.

Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Listen, Music

[Listen] Moon Maker- Love You (feat. The Entranced)

No Comments 19 October 2014

by Tiana Feng
moonmaker
Moon Maker is an electropop artist originally from France, now in Montreal. Check out the hazy jam “Loving You” featuring The Entranced. The vibe for some reason reminds me of Bjork’s “Army of Me”.

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