Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Recording: LAL

Artist: LAL

Song: Dead Happiness

Recorded at Artscape Gibraltar Point (Camp Wavelength), August 20, 2016.

LAL - Dead Happiness

Following and expanding on the template of last year's successful festival, Wavelength returned to the island with a meticulously-executed event that included an exciting range of music and a beach full of art beside festival headliner Lake Ontario. It also managed to be a stress-reducing rather than a stress-inducing time — rather like a weekend at the cottage, even if the city was just out of view.

One of Nick Murray's subtlest accomplishments is that the tracks he's bringing on stage give singer Rose Kazi a huge amount of space to approach the songs with whatever vibe she's feeling. Sometimes intense and laser-focused, the island instead brought out a meditative, "zoned out" feel from the Find Safety tunes.

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