Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, Instrumental, Listen, Music

[Listen] CFCF- Prisma

No Comments 06 September 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Driftless Records is releasing a compilation album named Driftless Amblient 1. Producer CFCF will be contributing with the piano-driven tune “Prisma”.

Ambient music, Canadian, Experimental, Instrumental, Listen, Music

[LISTEN] THE WAX GIRL – ANOSMIC (EP)

No Comments 01 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
wax girl

‘Anosmic’ is a 5-track EP of gorgeous post-rock ambiance. Alex Wright (aka The Wax Girl) will be putting out his debut full-length album in early 2015.

Ambient music, Canadian, Experimental, Instrumental, Listen, Music

[LISTEN] DIRTY BEACHES – DISPLACED

No Comments 28 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
dirty beaches

Alex Zhang Hungtai (a.k.a. Dirty Beaches) presents a preview of his new album ‘Stateless’ due out in November. “Displaced” is a piece of experimental music, featuring viola by Vittorio Demarin.

Art rock, Canadian, Experimental, Instrumental, Listen, Music

[LISTEN] MI’ENS – EXPERIMENTALSPARKLENOISEPOP (LP)

No Comments 23 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
miens

Mi’ens is a math-rock duo from Vancouver, with Evan Johansen on drums and Kim Glennie on guitar, loops and the occasional vocal. On their latest album they bring vibrancy, warmth and joy to a genre that is too often dismissed for being overly clinical. And it’s nice when a band gives you a title that pretty well sums it all up — ‘experimentalsparklenoisepop’. Yup.

Ambient music, Canadian, Experimental, Instrumental, Listen, Music

[LISTEN] C. DIAB – BEACONS

No Comments 20 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
c. diab

The elusive character known as C. Diab has produced another beautiful work of sonic architecture with his latest album ‘Beacons’. He has established a signature sound with his use of a cello bow, sometimes actually on a cello but usually on an electric guitar (and perhaps on his shower curtain, I can’t be sure). His ambient sound sculptures sometimes take you on a journey, other times they ebb and flow. And then there are times when they just leave you transfixed in place, taking in the ‘now’. Standout track: Outside Light.

Canadian, Instrumental, Jazz, Listen, Music, trip-hop

[LISTEN] SKIM MILK – TWO WAYS OUT

No Comments 19 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
skim milk

Another one for Weird Tuesday. With its off-key electric piano and off-kilter beats, this jazzy slice of trip-hop must surely be considered odd at the very least.

Canadian, Electronic, Instrumental, Jazz, Listen, Music

[LISTEN] COLLIDING CANYONS – CARLOS/ACROMION

No Comments 16 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
colliding canyons

I dunno, call this artsy Sunday I guess. Nanaimo’s post-punk jazz fusion band Colliding Canyons are caught live with The Massless at the Cambie Hotel (Nanaimo, BC)

Canadian, Instrumental, Listen, lo-fi, Music, Psychedelic

[LISTEN] JONS – FETA MORGANA

No Comments 16 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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A quirky instrumental from BC lo-fi psychedeliacs Jons. “Feta Morgana” is from the album ‘Serfs of Today’.

Canadian, Chillwave, Instrumental, Jazz, Listen, Music

[LISTEN] WEIRD PARTY – MELLOW FUNK, VOL. 1 (LP)

No Comments 15 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
weird party

OK, I am always going against the grain. Just when you should be crankin’ things up in preparation for a crazy Friday night out, I put out some mellow smooth jazz. Oh well, enjoy it anyway. Victoria’s Weird Party craft some of the coolest, smoothest sounds you’ve ever heard and yet it still has substance. An absolute gem of an album!

Canadian, Electronic, House, Instrumental, Listen, Pop

[LISTEN] MEZ – SHRUG

No Comments 08 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
mez

For a Friday afternoon, a fun bit (8 bit) of chip music from MEZ.

Canadian, Instrumental, Listen, Metal

[LISTEN] THANTIFAXAH – ETERNALLY FALLING

No Comments 08 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
sacred white noise

Metal fans rejoice because Toronto’s Thantifaxah has released their first full-length album ‘Sacred White Noise’. Their brand of black metal may be a bit harsh for some (I personally love it), but this instrumental may have broader appeal. It sounds like a lost King Crimson track, so naturally I just fell for it immediately.

Canadian, Electronic, Instrumental, Music, Watch

[Watch] Austra- Doepfer

No Comments 06 August 2014

by Tiana Feng

“Doepfer” from Austra’s Habitat EP is purely instrumental but now has it’s own glitchy video that adds to the amount of unsettling tension in the song.

Canadian, Electronic, Instrumental, Listen

[LISTEN] DEAD AIR – DEATH TOUCH

No Comments 03 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
dead air

Dead Air are another band from the Wolf/Sheep roster. Drum and bass/bassline filth. Dig it.

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

[LISTEN] HASHMAN DEEJAY – Tangerine

No Comments 03 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
tangerine

Hashman Deejay is part of Vancouver’s Mood Hut collective. “Tangerine” is a blissful 5 minute slow-groove jam.

Canadian, Electronic, Instrumental, Listen

[LISTEN] Battery Poacher – Gradient

No Comments 02 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Some moody electronica from BC’s Battery Poacher. He’ll be at Rifflandia (Victoria) too, as will we!

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