Friday, September 29, 2017

Recording: Conventional Weapons

Artist: Conventional Weapons

Songs: [two pieces]

Recorded at Yonge-Dundas Square (Intersection – Day 3), September 2, 2017.

Conventional Weapons - [first piece]

Conventional Weapons - [last piece]

In recent years, the Intersection Festival would normally consist of a paid concert, usually the night before the day-long extravaganza in Yonge-Dundas Square. This year, however, under the continued guidance of Burn Down The Capital's Tad Michalak the festival expanded to four events, including a pair of concerts at The Jam Factory. The day-long marathon in the concrete canyon of commerce remains at the festival's heart, though, exploring the frissons of experiencing strange and occasionally abrasive sounds competing with the city's mersh heartbeat.

Last seen shredding in Yonge-Dundas Square a couple years back, Colin Fisher returned behind a (somewhat wayward) drumkit for this duo session with Buffalo's Tristan Trump. Trump's guitar techniques ranged from reverse loops to screwdriver stringbending to straight-out shredding. Raw and direct, this sounded pretty tasty on the so-called sidestage, under a tent that was hastily pilled over the gear to be ready for the possibility of some evening rain that didn't quite materialize.

[You can see some footage from this set over at Brandon Caswell Douglas' Intersection playlist.]

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