Sunday, March 6, 2016

Recording: Craig Dunsmuir and Dun-Dun Band

Artist: Craig Dunsmuir and Dun-Dun Band

Song: Untitled (12→13→14→15→16→12→21)*

Recorded at The Great Hall (Long Winter 4.4), February 19, 2016.

Craig Dunsmuir and Dun-Dun Band - Untitled (12→13→14→15→16→12→21)

File under: Awesome Tapes From Toronto. Under the leadership of Craig Dunsmuir (Kanada 70, Guitarkestra, etc.) this new unit made its debut leading off the night on the main stage. There were a whole bunch of excellent local groove merchants on hand: Mike Smith (synth), Blake Howard (percussion), Jay Anderson (drumpad + percussion), Josh Cole (bass), Colin Fisher (sax), Karen Ng (sax). Although one could glean hints of Dunsmuir's compositional m.o. here, that was sublimated to the snaky ouroboros rhythms, not unlike Joshua Abrams' work with his Natural Information Society. Sometimes the best moments of Long Winter come early on before the crowds arrive!

[This season's Long Winter will conclude over two nights at The Great Hall on March 18th and 19th, 2016. Craig Dunsmuir will be playing a solo guitar set to open things up for Jonah Parzen-Johnson and Dave Miller at a Somewhere There gig at Ratio on Wednesday, March 30th.]

* Craig has suggested this as a temporary title.


  1. Hey Joe,

    Maybe for title of this part, "Untitled (12->13->14->15->16->12->21)" would suffice?

    Thanks again for the documentation and kind words!

    FYI, we as Dun-Dun Band are next set to play at the Tranzac front room on Sat. May 14th (unsure if 7:30 or 10pm time slot at this point).