Now get your Monday morning groove on with some ambient techno from Vancouver’s D. Tiffany.
There’s gonna be a lot of good house/techno/electro/DJ music at the Riff, but I just had to single out Rennie Foster because he’s something of a legend here on the West Coast and has been a Rifflandia favourite in past years. Foster spent several years as part of Japan’s club scene where he was consistently ranked as one of their top DJ’s. Catch him late night Friday.
by Tiana Feng
Linus Booth and Chris Macintire aka Jokers of the Scene dropped “End Scene”. It’s rightfully named as it gets its perfect listens at night, in darkness behind closed doors, underground. Often those kind of end scenes are just the end of the day, but the beginning of a night (and party).
by Laura Feeney
In Dreams is an electronic indie-pop band from New Brunswick. Their 2013 Hologram EP caught my ear while I prepped for this week’s East Coast Music Week – it’s nominated for the 2013 electronic recording of the year.
Hologram creates a mesmerizing soundscape by combining high-energy electronic beats with clever, often geeky lyrics and themes. The tracks are playful and upbeat without being overly electronic, and feature ethereal vocals by Susan Colwell.
From the edgier “Corruptable” to the upbeat “Show off”, this album surprised me with it’s variety. If you’re a classic gamer, check out “8-Bit Man”, which, as it’s title suggests, features retro 8-bit music. “Hologram”, the album’s title song, remains my personal favourite because of it’s futuristic feel and beautiful lyrics.
If you’re in Charlottetown this week, you can catch In Dreams performing at Fishbone’s New Brunswick Stage and the Hunter’s Electronic Stage on Friday night.
I think we can all agree that that picture is awesome. Scab Smoker and this song are pretty awesome too. Vocally, it’s equal parts Iron Age and The Sweet with a Phil Collins-esque level of reverb. I never thought that’s a sentence I’d ever write. I’m still not 100% sure what it means.
An extremely long and subdued (relative to the rest of the song, at least) middle section breaks up a pseudo-thrash intro and outro and works even though it shouldn’t. Definitely one of the more interesting songs I’ve heard in the last few months.
Scab Smoker- Butcher of Daemons