Artist: Moss Lime
Songs: Ice Cream Sandwiches + I Always Get What I Want
Recorded at Artscape Gibraltar Point (Camp Wavelength), August 20, 2016.
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.
This Montréal trio's tone is super-dry, in the best way — unassumingly unadorned songs that worm their way into your brain. A short, to-the-point set, and the band was totally nonplussed when a couple giant robot(?) mantis puppets emerged from the forest path to dance(?)/engage in ritual combat(?)/prepare to mate(?).