Monday, September 20, 2021

Monday Roundup #36

In the absence of concert listings, my regular Monday dispatches have fallen off. After bringing some life to the blog with the "bumping into" series, I figure I should get back in the groove. I'm guessing that this will be a bit like what used to get shoved into the end of the post when I was doing listings — some bandcamp suggestions, nods to a few livestreams, and sundry community notes (email me if you have anything that needs broadcast in the latter category!). Plus maybe a look back through the MFS archives.


Video hits:

  • Keep and eye out here on Tuesday (the International Day of Peace and the fall equinox) for a link to the premiere of a new collaboration between Ella Morton (photography/film), Anna Höstman (composition) and Cheryl Duvall (piano) pairing Moron's imagery with the composition ‘Late Winter’ (from Höstman and Duvall's Harbour album).

Concert listings:

  • Long Winter 10th Anniversary Kick-Off: Together Apart International DIY Festival (feat. Fiver/LAL/Status/Non-Status [Friday]; Obuxum/Absolutely Free/Zones [Saturday]) / The Garrison's rooftop (and parking lot across the street) 2021-09-24 & 25 (Friday–Saturday). $15 advance (reserved)/PWYC at the door. [FB event]
    After a season of "Long Winter TV", LW is easing back into IRL events, starting with these two nights inventively distancing crowds outside on Dundas. (Keep an eye out for any updates to the safety protocols at LW's site.)

It happened this week...

  • ...on September 24, 2012 at The Shop under Parts & Labour.

Sun Araw - Born Under Punches

  • ...on September 22, 2013 at Christie Pits (Bloor Ossington Folk Festival).

Beams - White Belly

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Monday, September 13, 2021

Monday Roundup #35

In the absence of concert listings, my regular Monday dispatches have fallen off. After bringing some life to the blog with the "bumping into" series, I figure I should get back in the groove. I'm guessing that this will be a bit like what used to get shoved into the end of the post when I was doing listings — some bandcamp suggestions, nods to a few livestreams, and sundry community notes (email me if you have anything that needs broadcast in the latter category!). Plus maybe a look back through the MFS archives.


Community notes:

  • By the way, did you happen to notice that I posted my first live recording in nearly eighteen months yesterday?

Video hits:

  • This Wes Anderson-esque video (matching group coveralls!?) gives us a peak ahead at Charlotte Cornfield's forthcoming Highs in the Minuses:

Bandcamp corner:

  • Rick White's bandcamp page continues to be a sterling mix of new material and archive digs, and this new one album is a sweet addition. More lush than you might guess from its solo, home-recorded description, this is mostly filled with short'n'sweet gently-psychedelic bursts — but the extended coda of closer "Where It's Fine" sticks around and rocks out in a most satisfying manner as well.
  • Heidi Chan's Bachelard project has been releasing a steady stream of music during pandemic times, often in the form of EP's and singles that don't stick around any longer than necessary to explore a modular synth patch or other sonic idea — and there's an admirably minimal (or ascetic?) principal in place for this pairing of tracks:

It happened this week...

  • ...on September 17, 2010 at The Piston (The Pigeon EP release show).

Planet Creature - Ramona

  • ...on September 16, 2011 at The Horseshoe Tavern.

Andre Ethier - Pride of Egypt

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Sunday, September 12, 2021

Recording: Nidus

Artist: Nidus

Song: the gauzy meshwork of an invisible thought [excerpt]

Recorded at Cedarvale Ravine, September 11, 2021.

Nidus - the gauzy meshwork of an invisible thought [excerpt]

Wow. So it's been, uh, 515 days since I've posted a recording, so hopefully I remember how this-all works. Given everything we've learned in the past year-and-a-half, I'm pretty sure it'd be premature to evince any hearty sort of "we're back, baby!" sentiments — I feel like things will remain somewhat trepidacious for the next while. I'm still pretty unsure with gathering indoors in any sort of numbers, but we'll see how things develop in the next month or so. Stay tuned, is what I'm saying — presumably the next field recording will come sooner than this one.

Having reconnoitred an off-the-path clearing that had been turned into an informal zone filled with handcrafted wood sculptures/structures, Nidus invited some friends out for a safely-distanced Saturday drift. These sonic sorcerers (Marc Couroux, Jason Doell and Matthew Ramolo) are known for their durational explorations, so setting aside a couple hours to timestretch and agitate the soundfield felt like a reasonable return to action. Sounded nice against the fading sunlight, and even with a slightly-accelerated wrap-up this felt like a cozy return to drifting inaction.

I brought along my toy camera and gathered some footage, so here's some different sounds you can absorb in video format:

Monday, September 6, 2021

Monday Roundup #34

In the absence of concert listings, my regular Monday dispatches have fallen off. After bringing some life to the blog with the "bumping into" series, I figure I should get back in the groove. I'm guessing that this will be a bit like what used to get shoved into the end of the post when I was doing listings — some bandcamp suggestions, nods to a few livestreams, and sundry community notes (email me if you have anything that needs broadcast in the latter category!). Plus maybe a look back through the MFS archives.


Video Hits:

  • Here's little taste from Hot Garbage's upcoming debut full-length (out October 29th) — if I label this as a "sleazy, murky throb", do understand I mean that in the most complementary way.

Livestream nation:

  • This Native North America/@2RiversRemix Virtual Feast is going down tonight (Monday, September 6th), and has some heavy hitters, including Duke Redbird, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Leland Bell, Vern Cheechoo, Willie Thrasher & Linda Saddleback, Willy Mitchell and The Try Umphs.

Concert listings:

  • NIDUS: the gauzy meshwork of an invisible thought / Cedarvale Park 2021-09-11 (Saturday, 7-9 p.m.). $free. [FB event]

It happened this week...

  • A formative event for me as a show-goer and show-documenter, let's check out a few samples from Owen Pallett's 30th Birthday Party, held on the 2009 Labour Day weekend at Lula Lounge. A remarkable gesture from an artist who had "made it", this day-long event was a celebration of local micro-histories, bringing together artists that had inspired and shared stages with him. As a time capsule of a then-just-passed moment, it's the sort of thing we definitely need more of. (You can read my — literally — exhaustive notes from the day in three parts here, here and here.)

Electric Canaille Trio - Vincent Massey

Alex Lukashevsky - Horsetail Feather

Diamond Rings - Something Else

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Monday, August 30, 2021

Monday Roundup #33

In the absence of concert listings, my regular Monday dispatches have fallen off. After bringing some life to the blog with the "bumping into" series, I figure I should get back in the groove. I'm guessing that this will be a bit like what used to get shoved into the end of the post when I was doing listings — some bandcamp suggestions, nods to a few livestreams, and sundry community notes (email me if you have anything that needs broadcast in the latter category!). Plus maybe a look back through the MFS archives.


Community notes:

  • It looks as if after much dithering that some manner of vaccine passports are coming to Ontario, which might give some sense of security and procedural clarity to show-goers as well as folks who put on events. Stay tuned for news for how this all unfolds in practice. Hopefully safer gatherings will be a possibility as summer starts to wind down — but there's plenty of nice weather for park hangs ahead of us yet.

Video hits:

  • Labyrinth Ontario has shared the first of this year's series of Modal Music in the Parks videos, this one featuring some North Indian Classical sounds from Pankaj Mishra (sarangi) and Tanjeer Alam (tabla) — and click the link above to dig in a little deeper, including interviews with the artists:

It happened this week...

  • ...on September 4, 2017 at Allan Gardens (Intersection – Day 4).

Castle If & Music In The Barns - Untitled (Theme For a Labyrinth)

  • ...on August 31, 2018 at The Revue Cinema (Intersection (Night 1)/The Music Gallery's Departures Series.

Suzanne Ciani - [edited excerpt]

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Monday, August 23, 2021

Monday Roundup #32

In the absence of concert listings, my regular Monday dispatches have fallen off. After bringing some life to the blog with the "bumping into" series, I figure I should get back in the groove. I'm guessing that this will be a bit like what used to get shoved into the end of the post when I was doing listings — some bandcamp suggestions, nods to a few livestreams, and sundry community notes (email me if you have anything that needs broadcast in the latter category!). Plus maybe a look back through the MFS archives.


Community notes:

  • There remains a lack of clarity on the "what's happening with concerts?" front. COVID numbers are shooting back up, and if you do the math on the numbers being posted every day you might see that something like twenty per cent of cases are in double-vaxxed people. And even if only miniscule numbers from that subset are getting sick enough to need hospitalization, it's unclear how sick people are getting. But: how sick do you want to get? It also means more unknowingly-infected people out and about in situations where they can pass it along. All of which makes gatherings (especially indoors) still feel tentative, despite all the cool shows being announced. Even with a patchwork of self-imposed regulations it seems like outbreaks are imminent. Meanwhile, musicians and venues alike are trying to navigate the landscape to find a balance between viable and fair ways of holding shows. I remain completely unclear as to how things will look, oh, say, two or four or eight weeks from now.

Concert listings:

  • Pamenar Sessions (feat. members of the Labyrinth Ensemble) / Café Pamenar [back patio] 2021-08-29 (Sunday). $pwyc. [FB event]

Livestream nation:

  • Exit Points #18 returns on Wednesday (August 25th) with sonic and visual inventions for synths and more.

It happened this week...

  • ...on August 27, 2016 at The Tranzac's Southern Cross Lounge.

Raphael Foisy/Vicky Mettler/Colin Fisher - [second piece, part 1]

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Monday, August 16, 2021

Monday Roundup #31

In the absence of concert listings, my regular Monday dispatches have fallen off. After bringing some life to the blog with the "bumping into" series, I figure I should get back in the groove. I'm guessing that this will be a bit like what used to get shoved into the end of the post when I was doing listings — some bandcamp suggestions, nods to a few livestreams, and sundry community notes (email me if you have anything that needs broadcast in the latter category!). Plus maybe a look back through the MFS archives.


Livestream nation:

  • The Understory online series continues on Thursday (August 19th) with a free-to-check-out double-header featuring sets from Arthur Bull/Germaine Liu/Louise Campbell plus Ellen Waterman/Mei Han/Mira Martin Gray.

It happened this week...

  • ...on August 18, 2013 at Parts + Labour (Mattyfest Summerslam BBQ 2013)

Jennifer Castle - Piece of Glass

  • ...on August 18, 2014 at The Tranzac's Southern Cross Lounge (Mike Smith August Residency, Week 3)

Mellow Motel - Domino Biscuit

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Monday, August 9, 2021

Monday Roundup #30

In the absence of concert listings, my regular Monday dispatches have fallen off. After bringing some life to the blog with the "bumping into" series, I figure I should get back in the groove. I'm guessing that this will be a bit like what used to get shoved into the end of the post when I was doing listings — some bandcamp suggestions, nods to a few livestreams, and sundry community notes (email me if you have anything that needs broadcast in the latter category!). Plus maybe a look back through the MFS archives.


Livestream nation:

  • The main event for this week (and beyond!) is definitely the Habari Africa Virtual Festival, which is presenting no less than ten nights of double-feature concerts, starting this Friday (August 13th). Mixing old hands and new faces in a pan-African party of classic and futuristic sounds, join in on their youtube channel every night at 8. Performing artists include (take a deep breath here!) Mamy Kanouté, Della Hayes & Women of Colour Band, Lorraine Klaasen, Joyce N’sana, EMDE, Mariaa Siga, Mighty Popo, Lionel Kizaba, Naxx Bitota, Kora Trio, The Black Stars, Adama Daou, Blandine, Dieufaite Charles, Donné Roberts, Alpha Rhythm Roots, Gloria Gift Nankunda, Garmi Mint Abba, Donald Dogbo and IZimba Arts — an incredible offering, so do make the effort to dip in, dance along, and make some discoveries.

It happened this week...

  • ...on August 11, 2011 at Lower Ossington Theatre (Summerworks Festival).

Bruce Peninsula - In Your Light

  • ...on August 10, 2012 at The Theatre Centre (SummerWorks Music Series)

The Magic - No Sound

P.S.: these memories of Summerworks' classic music series remind me to mention that in these uncertain times the festival is featuring "free, public-facing programming across multiple platforms throughout the month of August", which you can check out here.

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Monday, August 2, 2021

Monday Roundup #29

In the absence of concert listings, my regular Monday dispatches have fallen off. After bringing some life to the blog with the "bumping into" series, I figure I should get back in the groove. I'm guessing that this will be a bit like what used to get shoved into the end of the post when I was doing listings — some bandcamp suggestions, nods to a few livestreams, and sundry community notes (email me if you have anything that needs broadcast in the latter category!). Plus maybe a look back through the MFS archives.


Community notes:

  • A glimpse of where we'll be here in four to six weeks? It remains really hard to tell week-to-week what's going to feel safe and acceptable when people head back for shows and events, and that leaves a lot of uncertainty for the folks running those venues.

Concert listings:

  • Alex Samaras + Friends / Island Cafe 2021-08-06 (Friday). $pwyc. [FB event]

In the Mix:

  • A new drone mix, with sounds from John Oswald vs The Grateful Dead (but not in the way you might think), ghostly folk songs from Sarah Davachi and Shirley Collins, plus drifts from Cares, Robert Ashley, Azaleas, Jaap Vink, and Boron.

Bandcamp corner:

  • Is it Bandcamp Friday? If you are reading this on Friday (August 6th) then the answer is yes! If it's not Friday yet, you have some time to get your lists sorted out and get ready to put some money in the pockets of artists you dig. Here's a couple things on my list:

It happened this week...

  • ...on August 8, 2009 at The Horseshoe Tavern.

St. Vincent - Save Me From What I Want

  • ...on August 5, 2010 at The Drake Underground.

Powerhouse Sound - Exit-Salida

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Monday, July 26, 2021

Monday Roundup #28

In the absence of concert listings, my regular Monday dispatches have fallen off. After bringing some life to the blog with the "bumping into" series, I figure I should get back in the groove. I'm guessing that this will be a bit like what used to get shoved into the end of the post when I was doing listings — some bandcamp suggestions, nods to a few livestreams, and sundry community notes (email me if you have anything that needs broadcast in the latter category!). Plus maybe a look back through the MFS archives.


Video hits:

  • Tamara Lindeman seems eager to hit the stages with some real-life audiences to celebrate this year's Ignorance album, and if this is anything to go by, she'll be bringing along a top-notch band (here including Kieran Adams, Christine Bougie, Philippe Melanson, Karen Ng, Johnny Spence and Ben Whiteley) in fine form.

Livestream nation:

  • The end of the month means Exit Points will be returning for an evening of electroacoustic exploration (that'd be on Wednesday the 28th) with two curated sets (consisting of Jaames Willoughby, Clara Takarabe, Kasey Pocius and thispatcher up first, followed by Yunjin Claire Lee, Scott Lepore and Kavi) as well as the usual online community "switchemups". Catch the stream (and find out how you can participate) here.

It happened this week...

  • ...on July 27, 2017 at Home Baking Co.

Deliluh - Bulls Run Free

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Monday, July 19, 2021

Monday Roundup #27

In the absence of concert listings, my regular Monday dispatches have fallen off. After bringing some life to the blog with the "bumping into" series, I figure I should get back in the groove. I'm guessing that this will be a bit like what used to get shoved into the end of the post when I was doing listings — some bandcamp suggestions, nods to a few livestreams, and sundry community notes (email me if you have anything that needs broadcast in the latter category!). Plus maybe a look back through the MFS archives.


Community notes:

  • Meanwhile, here's a chance to catch up with Matt Smith (a.k.a. Prince Nifty) and Victoria Cheong (a.k.a. New Chance) as they interview each other and chat about artistic explorations. (And a reminder that New Chance's Real Time is now out in the world!)

Video hits:

  • A new video from Brandon Valdivia's Mas Aya project gives a sneak peak into the forthcoming Máscaras album, coming out this fall on Telephone Explosion.

It happened this week...

  • ...on July 25, 2014 at Ratio.

I Have Eaten the City - [second part]

  • ...on July 19, 2015 at The Tranzac's Southern Cross Lounge

Alaniaris - Cantabella

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Monday, July 12, 2021

Monday Roundup #26

In the absence of concert listings, my regular Monday dispatches have fallen off. After bringing some life to the blog with the "bumping into" series, I figure I should get back in the groove. I'm guessing that this will be a bit like what used to get shoved into the end of the post when I was doing listings — some bandcamp suggestions, nods to a few livestreams, and sundry community notes (email me if you have anything that needs broadcast in the latter category!). Plus maybe a look back through the MFS archives.


Community notes:

  • I'm generally bemused by the fact that in the mind of the general public (and probably no few political decision makers), a "concert" is some immense spectacle by definition ("It typically takes seven to 25 trucks, 15 tour buses and a staff of up to 120 to stage a world tour...") but here's a dispatch from the general media on the state of the "music industry reopening". Not much consideration given to how small numbers of people in small rooms will fit in, but I guess one can still glean some outlines of how things might be looking indoors after summertime.

Video Hits:

  • This new one from Ducks Ltd. (from their forthcoming Modern Fiction album) hits me right in my C-86-ified heart.

Livestream nation:

  • Defiantly not a livestream, but instead an attempt at "a dynamic parallel format" (or even "a paranormal phenomenon"), the Multilocation Festival (curated by Nick Storring for the Canadian Music Centre) brings together a whole bunch of this space's fave performers (including Rob Clutton, Colin Fisher, Nicole Rampersaud, Christina Petrowska-Quilico, Andrew Wedman, Dame Cook, Jessica Ackerley, and Rose Bolton) in a variety of audio/visual experiences starting tonight (Monday, July 11th) and stretching out over the next couple weeks. There's a whole variety of exciting things on tap, including some promising cross-fertilizations like the unveiling of the Understory Series (which, I assume will involve filling in some more concrete details here) as well as a relaunch celebration for the Rat-drifting label (about which, more below).

It happened this week...

  • ...on July 12, 2013 at Izakaya Sushi House for Weird Canada, Pleasence, Moustache Rides and Just Shows present An Evening of Avant-Garage.

Wolfcow - Electric Afterbirth/Everybody Dies on Vacation

  • ...on July 14, 2013 at Array Space for Somewhere There's Summer Series #7.

King Weather - First Piece [edit]

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Bandcamp corner:

  • This week sees the long-awaited return of one small-but-significant corner of our local creative music history to circulation with the arrival of the Rat-drifting label on Bandcamp. This brings into easier circulation a whole series of closely-overlapping projects (see my mostly-accurate visualization below) even including some new releases from the archives.

Monday, July 5, 2021

Monday Roundup #25

In the absence of concert listings, my regular Monday dispatches have fallen off. After bringing some life to the blog with the "bumping into" series, I figure I should get back in the groove. I'm guessing that this will be a bit like what used to get shoved into the end of the post when I was doing listings — some bandcamp suggestions, nods to a few livestreams, and sundry community notes (email me if you have anything that needs broadcast in the latter category!). Plus maybe a look back through the MFS archives.


Community notes:

  • Well, for the first time in yonks, I have an actual concert listing, which may (maybe?) grow back once more to become the main item in these Monday dispatches. But for the more immediate horizon, I'm still gonna be fairly selective on what I list, and more selective as to what I get to. I'll soon be waiting out my two weeks after my second jab, and then (maybe?) we'll be running to each other somewhere.
    Let's remember to stay zone-conscious and sensitive to other people's vibes when we do get back in each other's presences!

Concert listings:

  • An Evening with Mother Tongues / Pamenar 2021-07-09 (Friday). $13.75, advance ticket required. [FB event]

Video hits:

  • I was perfectly charmed by this preview single for Geordie Gordon's forthcoming The Tower, alongside by this video by by Colin Medley:

It happened this week...

  • ...on July 10, 2010 at The House of Everlasting Super Joy.

Your 33 Black Angels - Psycho On Your Side

  • ...on July 10, 2011 at Queen's Park for Afrofest.

Ruth Mathiang and Waleed Kush - Mama Africa

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Monday, June 28, 2021

Monday Roundup #24

In the absence of concert listings, my regular Monday dispatches have fallen off. After bringing some life to the blog with the "bumping into" series, I figure I should get back in the groove. I'm guessing that this will be a bit like what used to get shoved into the end of the post when I was doing listings — some bandcamp suggestions, nods to a few livestreams, and sundry community notes (email me if you have anything that needs broadcast in the latter category!). Plus maybe a look back through the MFS archives.


Community notes:

  • Another venue update, following on the couple posted here last week: it looks like the space hosting The Mod Club, which announced its demise last year, has new management and a new name (The Axis Club). (It looks like news of this came out back in April, but it didn't cross my path 'til I saw some concert announcements this week, so maybe it's news to you as well.)

Livestream nation:

  • Exit Points returns on Wednesday (June 30th) with another pair of ad hoc electroacoustic ensembles, as well as the customary online collaborative jam. Expect to hear from Fae Sirois, Marc-Alexandre Chan, and thispatcher in the first set and Dey Kim, Shay, Tyson Headon and Edward Kennington in the second. Free to stream on Twitch (with donations accepted!) — the hub for all relevant info can be found here.
  • Not "live" in the sense of "happening while you watch", but this set from the outskirts of Niamey, Niger with Mdou Moctar and his band comes highly recommended. The set is in celebration of the release of the tasty new Afrique Victime album — and under current circumstances, it's unclear when we'll be seeing international superstars like Moctar (one of the great fiery guitarists of our time) on local stages.

Feat. Karen Ng:

  • By a happy coincidence, two new songs popped up on my feeds this week with guest appearances by Karen Ng. A new single from Lee Paradise has Ng on sax and flute (as well as vox from Blunt Chunks), while a pre-album single drop from New Chance's highly-anticipated Real Time has some more smokey sax licks — alongside a highly-inventive video from Vic Cheong that gets a lot of mileage from some lo-tech staging.

It happened this week...

  • ...on June 30, 2009 at the Silver Dollar Room.

Zoobombs - Mo'Funky (Part 1)

  • ...on July 4, 2009 at Harbourfront Centre.

King Sunny Adé - unknown

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Monday, June 21, 2021

Monday Roundup #23

In the absence of concert listings, my regular Monday dispatches have fallen off. After bringing some life to the blog with the "bumping into" series, I figure I should get back in the groove. I'm guessing that this will be a bit like what used to get shoved into the end of the post when I was doing listings — some bandcamp suggestions, nods to a few livestreams, and sundry community notes (email me if you have anything that needs broadcast in the latter category!). Plus maybe a look back through the MFS archives.


Community notes:

Just by coincidence, both of the venues of the recordings that I picked for this week's archive picks had popped up in my feeds recently, so I'll pass word along in case you hadn't heard:

  • Bad news first, it sounds like the Jam Factory is no more following the sale of the building at 2 Matilda. Something of a destination venue (especially as the hub of the Feast in the East series), the space was hot as hell in summer and didn't always have great sound, but it was a tremendous place to run into people, making any show there a social event. It will be missed.
  • Meanwhile, better news from The Tranzac, which reports that much-needed upgrades and state-of-good repair work has been taking place during the shutdown. Increased sound isolation between the Main Hall and Southern Cross will be welcomed by users of both rooms, and a new set of front doors will welcome patrons when it reopens. (That means it remains a good time to take out or renew your membership!)

Livestream nation:

  • Dan Tapper, a recent addition to Arraymusic's tech team, has been programming a series of "micro-concerts" in a new series called "Interstitial Space". Tonight sees a couple solo pieces from cellist Amahl Arulanandam (known for his work in VC2 and his frequent appearances with the Thin Edge ensemble) in a free stream debuting at 8 tonight (June 21st).

It happened this week...

  • ...on June 21, 2017 at Jam Factory (TONE Festival – Show #5)

Hailu Mergia - unknown #1

  • ...on June 24, 2018 at The Tranzac (Main Hall).

Isla Craig - Faraway Blue

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Bandcamp corner:

  • Just by chance, I've encountered Roan Bateman doing more abstract/ambient-noodly stuff, so it was quite exciting to listen to his pop sensibility moved to the foreground. Brushing against several shades of neo-psychedelia, my brained flashed on a few 80's synth-pop hits not too long after the music pressed the "See Emily Play" button in my mind.