Artist: Castle If
Recorded at Anchored Social Club (Feast In The East 5 Year Anniversary – Day 2), May 7, 2016.Castle If - Polygon
Congratulations are due to Tad Michalak, Katie Jensen & Neil Rankin for their dedication in shepherding the Feast in The East series to its fifth anniversary. Providing a local option for east-end residents and a too-rare chance for the rest of us to fill in the terra incognita on the other side of the Don, FitE is a pretty unique event with its mix of food, art and music. Recently operating from Anchored Social Club (a converted Leslieville garage that will soon be lost to east-end condofication), this celebration (which came complete with a beautiful cookbook and tape compilation) required two nights to bring back some past faves that served as a de facto series "best of". I missed the Friday show, but Saturday night was complete with four bands that I'm always happy to see.
It'd been a while since I saw Jess Forrest playing a "pop" set rather than undertaking some drone explorations, so this was satisfying even if things were on the shorter side. The set also hewed towards instrumental endeavours, except for this bit of sample'n'hold vocoder pop, which was also Forrest's entry on the FitE tape comp.