Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Folk, Music

[Album Review] Language Arts- Wonderkind

No Comments 24 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Rating:

Release Date: April 1st, 2014
Label: Maple Music Recordings

Language Arts, the musical project of Kristen Cudmore followed up 2009′s Where Were You In The Wild? this year with Wonderkind. Continue Reading

Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Folk, Music, Watch

[Watch] Owen Pallett- Song For Five & Six

No Comments 22 April 2014

by Tiana Feng

We’re inching ever so closer to the May 27th release of Owen Pallett’s In Conflict. Today he revealed a video for a new song called “Song For Five & Six” which pairs his voice and violin with electronic flourishes.

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Folk, Music

[Album Review] Thus Owls- Turning Rocks

No Comments 22 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
thusowls

Rating:

Release Date: April 8th, 2014
Label: Secret City Records
In my interview with Thus Owls, Simon Angell spoke of how Turning Rocks came together, like a scrapbook, gathering inspiration from different art forms. Continue Reading

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.

Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, Listen, Music

[Listen] Daphni & Owen Pallett- “Julia” and “Tiberius”

No Comments 14 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
jiaolong
I am a big fan of Caribou and Dan Snaith’s Daphni project. How could it get any better? Well, add Owen Pallett on violin into the mix.

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!

 

 

Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Experimental, Listen, Music, Psychedelic, Under 2000

[Listen] Chalks- Sidewalk Vertex

No Comments 05 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
chalks
Another one in this morning’s chill tunes is this ethereal tune from Calgary/Montreal’s Chalks. So far on her Bandcamp there’s only this one track but I’m intrigued enough to hear more.

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, Canadian, Experimental, Music, Pop

[Listen] Brendan Philip- Saint & Ceremony

No Comments 04 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
brendan
Last year’s Brendan Philip won Harbourfront Centre’s Soundclash Music Award. Philip just dropped a new EP called Saint & Ceremony showing off his unique style of art pop with smooth R&B vocals.

Canadian, Experimental, Interviews, Music, Pop

Interview: Weaves

No Comments 01 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
Weaves @ Wavelength 14 Day 2- Adelaide Hall 2/14/2014

Happy EP release day to Weaves! I talked to Morgan Waters yesterday afternoon and he compared their music to blue cheese. Continue Reading

Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, Listen, Music

[Listen] Grayson Gabriel- Haunt

No Comments 30 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
graysongabril
Here’s another Bandcamp find, this time from electronic producer Grayson Gabriel of Vancouver. What if I told you this was produced entirely on the iPhone 4S? Technology these days.

Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Music, Watch

[Watch] Phedre- Sunday Someday

No Comments 28 March 2014

Phedre’s video for “Sunday Someday” is the scariest tea party I’ve ever seen.

Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, French, Listen, Music

[Listen] Marie Davidson- Perte d’identité

No Comments 27 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
mariedavidson
“Loss of identity” is a great description for Montreal’s Marie Davidson. Her music is dark, alienesque and sort of unlike any other. There’s something kind of scary about this track, which is also the title track for her upcoming LP out April 4th. This is so anxiety inducing but the listener is eventually set free at the end.

Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Garage, Listen, Music, Punk

[Listen] Connoisseurs of Porn- Dead Pets

No Comments 25 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
porn
If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, Connoisseurs of Porn maybe the thing for you. The music is pounding and the vocals representing wails, perhaps the sounds dead pets would make in their last minutes alive. The titles of the songs look like they may tell tales of beloved pets of the past. Occasionally you get discernible melody (“Go Run Lady Zoro”, “Happy Tina”), so it’s not all noise.

Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Listen, Music, Shoegaze

[Listen] DRALMS- Crushed Pleats

No Comments 21 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
dralms
I have like a bajillion things I bookmarked from Bandcamp still to post. But for now I’m going to chillout with Vancouver’s DRALMS.

Album Reviews, Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Experimental, Music

[Album Review] Trust- Joyland

No Comments 21 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
trust

Rating:

Release Date: March 4th, 2014
Label: Arts & Crafts

Robert Alfons goes alone in Joyland, no longer partnered with Maya Postepski (who is also in Austra). This leaves Alfons to expand his explorations into gothic pop sound. Continue Reading

Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, Instrumental, Music

[Watch] BADBADNOTGOOD- Can’t Leave the Night

No Comments 21 March 2014

This Tim and Eric inspired video for the BADBADNOTGOOD not tune “Can’t Leave the Night” is hilarious in that it purposely does not match the tone of the song at all. It starts in 90s VHS style but by then after being yelled at takes on full HD with lasers.

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