Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Recording: MagicEyeImage

Artist: MagicEyeImage

Song: Ode to The Universe [Part I]

Recorded at The Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), July 16, 2013.

MagicEyeImage - Ode to The Universe [Part I]

Full review to follow. Last-minute word of an early gig in the Tranzac's front room gave me someplace to duck into to escape the pervasive heat. Thom Gill pulled this show together for some visiting Montréal friends and played in a triple-various quiet/noise trio with Allison Cameron and Ryan Driver. That, plus a dial-twisting solo guitar set from Colin Fisher were apt bookends for the main set.

The band's band might seem a little goofy at first, but they did show a talent in moving from something abstract (such as in the stretch reproduced here) to a more focused, nearly post-rock sound, before untethering back into strands of component noise — not at all unlike the titular picture springing out of the frame once you relax your eyes in the right way, only to have it disappear again. N.B.: like this music, sometimes the pictures are most interesting just before they cohere into something easily recognizable. There's not a lot of information out there on this trio of Gabriel Drolet (bass), Simon Labbé (guit) and Philippe Melanson (percussion), but they do have music available on their Bandcamp and Soundcloud.

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