For Arcade Fire fans/lovers. Sarah Neufeld who plays violin is going to be dropping her debut album called Hero Brother, on August 20th via Constellation Records.
Here is a blurb Hero Brother expands on Neufeld’s inspirations and experience, flowing through shifting atmospheres and oscillating between restrained, stately ambience, emotive études, and raw kinetic energy.
Have a listen to the leading single, Hero Brother
What is also exciting, Sarah will be playing at this year’s Arboretum Arts Festival on August 17th.
How exciting is this?!
Here is a teaser
Philip Shaw Bova – Drums, Percussion
You can go on the night of the event but there is a cool Indiegogo campaign for those wanting cool perks.
In the list of options:
Option A for $15 – 1 advance ticket with a reserved seat for April 30th and 1 poster for The Adventures Of Prince Achmed, designed by Adam Hughes (Mad Anvil)
Option B for $25 – 1 limited edition print version of the score for The Adventures Of Prince Achmed
Option C for $25 – 2 exclusive unreleased albums of original soundtracks, composed by Mike Dubue, from various feature and short films, TV shows, animations and theatre productions from 1997 to 2012 (Digital Format – Not For Distribution)
Option D for $100 – Options A, B and C which is 1 personal ringtone composed by Mike Dubue (email required for delivery) and 1 additional advance ticket with a reserved seat for April 30th
Option E for $400 – 1 solo house concert by HILOTRONS (Travel/accommodations extra 1hr outside of Ottawa) SOLD OUT!
Option F for $500 – Option D which is Composing Workshop (1 Student/4 Sessions, 2013) with Mike Dubue. Must be scheduled after May 31st. Invitations for 2 guests to the exclusive after party (Free booze and food) and Honorable mention in the evening program for April 30th.
More info click on the Facebook event or indiegogo site (ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT TO GET THE PERKS!!!).
Here is a link to a clip from the film (music in the clip is not from this project):
Since everyone is doing their “Best of” list.
So here is my list for Canadian albums that came out in 2012.
Starting from #50 to #41.
I had to say this year was pretty hard finding what were *in my opinion* the best albums to come out in Canada.
As I will say this, just be happy you made it on the list.
If there were some missing ones I will probably put them on honorable mentions.
For the Top 12 Canadian albums, it will be broadcast on my radio show in New Year’s Eve.
Sorry if there is no description since I am swamped with various stuff happening in the month of December.
Check it out! Read more »
Since I have time on my hands.
Finally listened to the album by théan (aka Théan Slabbert of Kalle Mattson) called Instrumental/Electronic 01.
As the title suggest, it is a instrumental album.
The album is a mix of folk, classical, lo-fi, ambient, electronic and experimental music.
Here is a blurb on Instrumental/Electronic 01 Théan Slabbert wrote and recorded the tracks over the last year and a half, mostly on his portable recorder.
He credits it’s creation was the urge to make music and wasn’t any other reasons.
Théan Slabbert played various guitars, percussion and keyboards on all tracks, except “Grzly Wntr”.
His good friends and incredible musicians Daniel Ramjattan (classical guitar), Nick Galuban (clarinet) and Francois Bergeron (engineer) put “grzly wntr” together. Read more »
After Paper Beat Scissors‘ set, I stayed to see Musk Ox play.
They played a nice intimate set.
Previewed tracks on an upcoming album which drops in the fall.
Here are the rest of the photos. Read more »
Went to a show down in Hull on December 8, 2011.
Fearing of getting lost I actually found Le Temporaire.
It is a really nice venue/artspace.
This was a record release show for Ferriswheel.
They released their album Un Peu au Nord et Sans Distorsion. Ferriswheel doesn’t get to play live alot due to some of member’s busy schedule with their other bands. Read more »