Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Recording: Völur

Artist: Völur

Song: Psychopomp

Recorded at Jam Factory (Intersection – Day 2), September 1, 2017.

Völur - Psychopomp

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 last time I saw this local doom-folk group play, violinist Laura C. Bates claimed it was their "first and last sit-down show" — but this time even she was sitting down. Playing as a stripped-down acoustic duo (drummer Jimmy P. Lightning was absent for this one) the pair zoned in even further in the folky drone at the heart of their songs. This piece was essayed on a recent cassette single with guest vocals from Ivy Mairi, but they were ably handled here by bassist Lucas Gadke (also showing off his banjo skills).

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

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