Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Recording: Os Tropies

Artist: Os Tropies

Songs: Thinking Stop Thinking + Love Song

Recorded at The Garrison (Camp Wavelength – Night 1), August 18, 2017.

Os Tropies - Thinking Stop Thinking

Os Tropies - Love Song

Since 2009, the summer Wavelength festival has been a highlight of the season, slowing down the hectic "festival experience" to an Island pace and making the whole thing as much about the vibe and the location as the (always well-curated) music. When this spring's floods shut the Island down, there was a ripple of apprehension from many quarters at the loss of favourite summer hangs, culminating in the festival decamping to the mainland. The WL crew did an excellent job in emulating the festival experience in the outdoor/daytime portion, but it was harder to feel the same sense of relaxation and freedom in a bar.

Indeed, heading into The Garrison, there was a vibe more like February's anniversary festival than August's Island excursion, a feeling that lingered through a night of groove-friendly programming. I felt especially caged inside for this set, as Os Tropies' Tropicália-flavoured songs would have felt so perfect outside, with a bit of a cool breeze fluttering past a rising moon. A very tasty set regardless, with some cool sonic surprises (like the echoplexed guitar solo that takes over in the middle of the gently-mellow "Love Song").

[Os Tropies will be playing a set with special guest Aline Morales as well as The Sulks at the new-ish Rec Room on Friday, October 13th.]

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