Sunday, August 10, 2014

Recording: Blunt Chunks

Artist: Blunt Chunks

Song: unknown*

Recorded at Geary Lane ("Summer Sesh @ Geary Lane"), July 26, 2014.

Blunt Chunks - unknown

Who says we can't have nice things? Local promotion duo Man Finds Fire launched their new venue with an afternoon party, showing off a beautiful space nestled in a warehouse-like building in the industrial strip by Dufferin and Dupont. The main floor features a large (but not imposingly cavernous) open area, with a bar and couches and tall white walls that give the whole thing the feel of a modern art gallery. There's even a comfy upstairs patio with a nice view of the railway tracks and the city beyond. Recently used for film work, the room also sounds more like an intimate hall than a reverberating cave. It's a bit off the beaten track, but well-worth heading out for. Promising to specialize in more experimental sounds (their next couple shows are already announced), let's wish MFF great success and a long tenure at Geary Lane.

I've seen Caitlin Woelfle O'Brien on stage in a support role for a few different artists, so it was a delight to see her exploring her own creative ideas. Sitting on the carpeted floor of the loosely-delineated stage area, surrounded with a sequencer, loop pedal and toy piano, she created ambient/abstract vocal dreamscapes that were far more lovely than her project's name might suggest.

* Does anyone know the title to this one? Please leave a comment!

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