Saturday, November 12, 2016

Recording: Valiska

Artist: Valiska

Song: unknown*

Recorded at Handlebar (The AMBiENT PiNG), October 11, 2016.

Valiska - unknown

A special occasion at the Ping welcoming Calgary's Krzysztof Sujata to play in T.O. for the first time. He's been sharing some excellent ambient work as Valiska for a few years now (seriously, you should check out his very tasty bandcamp page) so I was curious to see what he would bring in live performance. With some icy tones sliding against each other like slow-moving icebergs occasionally accompanied by layers of wordless vocalizations, this was firmly in the lean back/bliss-out zone.

[The AMBiENT PiNG returns to Handlebar on Tuesday (November 15th) with a triple-bill lineup of No Seas, Shimmer Crush and l'ombre.]

* While this clearly comes from the same sonic ocean as the material on the recent Healer album, I'm not sure if it's a "song" or a sonic exploration in the same vein. Please leave a comment if you can identify a title for this one.

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