Experimental, Instrumental, Listen, Music, New Age

[Listen/Download] Tim Hecker – Amps, Drugs, Mellotron

No Comments 07 July 2014

by Mica McCurdy

Tim Hecker

Released through Adult Swim’s singles series, this alternate track wasn’t on Tim Hecker’s recent album Virgins but recorded from the sessions that made it. “Amps, Drugs, Mellotron” is a shimmering and subtle piece best played on hot late nights like this one. The download is available via Adult Swim here.

Canadian, Experimental, Instrumental, Listen, Music, New Age

[Listen] James Bunton- ITAI

No Comments 28 June 2014

by Tiana Feng
jamesbunton
We may have said goodbye to Ohbijou, but that doesn’t mean that the members aren’t still actively making music. Bunton, who’s also in Light Fires scored Michael Caldwell’s choreography for “Itai”, part of the 2014 CanAsian Dance Festival. The resulting music is beautiful minimalistic, exploring emotions through each of the different sounds.

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Instrumental, Jazz, Music

[Album Review] BADBADNOTGOOD- III

No Comments 20 May 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Rating:

Release Date: May 6th, 2014
Label: Pirates Blend / Innovative Leisure

III marks BADBADNOTGOOD’s first label-backed album. They signed to the Arts & Crafts supported Pirates Blend and Los Angeles’ Innovative Leisure. Ever since I checked out II, which got me excited about jazz in this century for the first time, I’ve been impressed by the young trios ability to deliver this genre to the masses. 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.

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.

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.

Canadian, Classical, Instrumental, Jazz, Listen, Music

[Listen] BADBADNOTGOOD- Sustain

No Comments 13 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
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MORE NEW BADBADNOTGOOD. Also they’ve signed with Pirates Blend for the May 6th release of III.

Canadian, Instrumental, Listen, Music

[Listen] BADBADNOTGOOD- Can’t Leave The Night

No Comments 08 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
badbadnotgood
I can’t get over how hip BADBADNOTGOOD makes instrumental music. These conservatory jazz-trained musicians know how to appeal to younger crowds by adding R&B flare and the right kind of rhythms to appeal to a crowd. III drops May 6th but for now check out the sexy “Can’t Leave The Night”.

Canadian, Electronic, Instrumental, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] CFCF- Lorraine

No Comments 22 February 2014

by Tiana Feng
cfcf
I didn’t really have time to celebrate Valentine’s Day last week so playing a bit of catch-up on music that was released that day. Here’s something from Michael Silver aka CFCF. It’s described on Soundcloud as “some warm sounds for you and that *special someone*”, which totally means LOVE MAKING MUSIC. I’d hope your love-making occurs more than just once a year so in case you didn’t hear this on Valentine’s Day, enjoy.

Alternative, Canadian, Instrumental, Music, Watch

[Watch] KUATO- Groundwork

No Comments 22 January 2014

by Tiana Feng

Halifax post-rockers KUATO get murderous in the forest in their video for “Groundwork”. The song will appear on upcoming album The Great Upheaval available this spring.

Canadian, Experimental, Instrumental, Listen, Under 2000

[Listen] Hellenica- They Are Out For Blood

No Comments 13 January 2014

by Tiana Feng
hellenica
I don’t know much about Hellenica besides it is the project of a Montreal-based due named Jim Demos. His music are experimental pieces that sound eerie at times but mostly remind you of the calm moments after chaos.

Album Reviews, Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Instrumental, Music

[Album Review] Saxsyndrum- Future Circus

No Comments 05 November 2013

by Tiana Feng
saxsyndrum

Rating:

Release Date: October 31st, 2013
Label: Independent

Saxsyndrum is Montreal electro-jazz duo Nick Schofield and David Switchenko. Their latest effort Future Circus gives us a taste of what the two are about. Continue Reading

Album Reviews, Canadian, Experimental, Instrumental, Music

[Album Review] Sarah Neufeld- Hero Brother

No Comments 22 August 2013

by Tiana Feng
sarahneufeld

Rating:

Release Date: August 20th, 2013
Label: Constellation Records

After years of touring with Arcade Fire and providing them with some beautiful violin lines, Sarah Neufeld released a solo album called “Hero Brother”.The album is majorly solo violin with vocal flourishes and added samples from nature. Hero Brother is a grower, but upon multiple listens you will be transported to a medieval fairy tale world. Continue Reading

Canadian, Classical, Experimental, Instrumental, Listen, Music

[Listen] Sarah Neufeld- Forcelessness

No Comments 31 July 2013

by Tiana Feng
sarahneufeld

Arcade Fire’s Sarah Neufeld releases her solo album Hero Brother on August 20th. Stream the beautiful song “Forcelessness” below. Nils Frahm’s delicate piano work really compliments the vibratos of Neufeld’s violin.

Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Instrumental, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] Germany Germany- Star System

No Comments 16 July 2013

by Tiana Feng
starsystem
Drew Harris aka Germany Germany is back with another free album. Appropriately named Star System, it has a galactic feel to it. A few tracks (“Find Your Way” , “IV”) mix in acoustic elements to the minimalistic synth and beats. Germany Germany has a huge back catalogue of name your own price material, so make sure to check out his Bandcamp!

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