Sunday, September 8, 2013

Recording: Jesse Laderoute

Artist: Jesse Laderoute

Song: Cassette Store Day [excerpt]*

Recorded at Sonic Boom ("Cassette Store Day"), September 7, 2013.

Jesse Laderoute - Cassette Store Day [excerpt]

Full review to follow. Cheers to Sonic Boom, who are, once again, supporting community engagement and local music by allowing local labels to set up in their store and sell their wares directly to the curious at Cassette Store Day's tape fair. They also had live performances from some adventurous musicians — exactly the sort of left-of-the-dial stuff that thrives in cassette culture.

While his work in Blonde Elvis showcases him as a crafty tunesmith and his other band Young Mother might be described as "pop avant", Laderoute went full-on experimental here, creating drone-y layers of manipulated vocal sounds and keyboards as a bed for Jason Wasiak's horn work. This nascent sonic exploration will hopefully emerge as its own distinct project in Laderoute's stable a little further down the road.

* As far as I know, this improvised piece doesn't have a formal title.

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