Recorded at The Tranzac's Southern Cross Lounge (416 Toronto Creative Improvisers Festival – Night 1), November 2, 2016.Nidus - [excerpt]
This night of abstracted sounds lead off a rather satisfying edition of the long-running 416 Festival. It'd been awhile since I had seen Marc Couroux, Jason Doell and Matthew Ramolo drifting together as Nidus. A last-minute cancellation on the night had the evening going forward with only two acts, but that played right into Nidus' don't-rush-us aesthetic. Preferring long stretches of sonic toffee drizzle, Couroux's keyboard vistas, Ramolo's modular blipdrones and Doell's pop culture interventions carried the trio through for about seventy-five minutes — it's best to think of every Nidus performance as a double-gatefold, triple LP set just waiting for you and your beanbag chair.