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.

Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Man Made Hill – Cryptic Decision

No Comments 21 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
man made hill

I have no idea how to describe this one by Man Made Hill. It’s just bizarre alt pop with some Isley Bros-style falsetto harmony vocals. It’s off a 7″ vinyl shared with The Pink Noise.

Canadian, Experimental, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen] Amy Casper – Abandoned Me

No Comments 21 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
amy casper

Welcome to this week’s edition of Weird Tuesday. We start things off with some experimental folk from Amy Casper. “Abandoned Me” is from one of four albums that the prolific Casper has put out so far this year.

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, Experimental, Instrumental, Soundtrack, Watch

[Watch] Sinoia Caves – Forever Dilating Eye

No Comments 14 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Argh, why didn’t someone remind me it was Weird Tuesday? Not to worry, here’s a great video (if repetitive) by Sinoia Caves. It’s from the soundtrack to the Canadian sci-fi movie ‘Beyond the Black Rainbow’.

Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Hardcore, Pop, Watch

[Watch] WHOOP-Szo – Niizhwaaswi

No Comments 09 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

This one is definitely different. It’s post rock, but also experimental in its unconventional pacing and odd mixing down of the vocals.

Hey, Guelph seems to be a hotbed for non-conventional rock bands. Is that a thing?

Album Reviews, Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Experimental, Music, Singer/songwriter

[Album Review] Lydia Ainsworth- Right From Real

No Comments 09 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Rating:

Release Date: September 29th, 2014
Label: Arbutus Records

Given her background in composing scores for film, it should come as no surprise that Lydia Ainsworth creates such breathtakingly evocative music. What is surprising is that the album that represents her full-length debut should come off sounding more like a career masterwork. The execution here is so seamlessly perfect that it impossible to find one fault (other than the fact that the record is too short). Continue Reading

Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, Folk, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Windmills – Face to a Name

No Comments 08 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
windmills

Windmills is an ambient folk one-man band. “Face to a Name” is a good introduction to his craft, with its clever but restrained arrangement.

Canadian, Experimental, Listen, Pop, Shoegaze

[Listen] Blisters – Insects

No Comments 07 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
blisters

Rounding out Weird Tuesday we have some ambient drone shoegaze from Winnipeg’s Blisters. This isn’t weird like a nightmare, more like a strange but pleasant dream. Still weird, though.

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

[Album Review] Foxes in Fiction- Ontario Gothic

No Comments 06 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
foxesinfiction

Rating:

Release Date: September 23rd, 2014
Label: Orchid Tapes

To say that ‘Ontario Gothic’ is a work of rare beauty would be an understatement, which is appropriate in discussing this album given that understatement is the name of the game. On each track on the album Foxes in Fiction (aka Warren Hildebrand) plays a multitude of instruments, but his touch is so subtle that the compositions seem almost bare at times. The arrangement on “Glow”, for example, is so sparse that the song “Ontario Gothic” seems downright drenched in sound by comparison, even though the latter would be considered restrained by most objective standards. It is telling that Hildebrand employs the assistance of kindred spirit Owen Pallett on most of the tracks.

Continue Reading

Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Music, Pop

[Watch] Del Bel- The Rains

No Comments 03 October 2014

by Tiana Feng

Watch Del Bel’s beautifully animated video for “The Rains”. The dark and moody tune is part of a new album to be released in 2015.

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

[Listen] Arbutus – Black Strawberries

No Comments 30 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
arbutus

How about some Black Strawberries? No? Well, try listening to it rather than eating it. Vancouver’s Arbutus offers up some experimental ambient music to keep your day off kilter.

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

[Listen] Tetrix – Cool FM Pulse Beat

No Comments 30 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
tetrx

Continuing on with our Weird Tuesday offerings here’s a hip-hop number from the experimental electronic group Tetrix. Their latest album ‘Tetrix 13′ will get you geared up for Halloween.

Canadian, Experimental, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Homeshake – Cash is Money

No Comments 30 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
homeshack

Homeshake’s new album drops next week. In the meantime, listen to this track, which features his signature chill sound and an unconventional vocal harmony.

Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, Watch

[Watch] Coarse Language – Given the Odds

No Comments 29 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Coarse Language is an electronic solo project by Teenanger’s Jon Shouten. “Given the Odds” was apparently inspired by Shouten’s search for filthy reminders of the Wiemer Republic during a bad night in Berlin.

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