Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Recording: Tasseomancy

Artist: Tasseomancy

Songs: Missoula (feat. Brodie West) + Jimi Infinity

Recorded at Toronto Public Library – Yorkville Branch (Live in the Stacks), April 29, 2017.

Tasseomancy - Missoula

Tasseomancy - Jimi Infinity

It brings me great joy to see the Library's program of presenting live local musicians in the stacks continues. I last dropped into the lovely Yorkville branch to see Jennifer Castle play, and this set from Tasseomancy felt like it was connected by some sort of thread. Not only in the presence of their common guest-stars Brodie West (alto sax) and Ryan Driver (flute), but also in the sort of drifting travelogues and domestic details they feature in their songs. I hadn't seen the band play for a while, since the songs from last year's Do Easy album were making their way into their live set. By now Sari and Romy Lightman have a firm-but-relaxed grip on the material (just as the philosophy of "do easy" might suggest) and there's a surprising amount of lushness coming from the pair and collaborator Evan Cartwright.

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