Sunday, June 15, 2014

Recording: Swiss Dice

Artist: Swiss Dice

Song: unknown*

Recorded at Mercer Union ("PLATFORM: Music at Mercer"), May 30, 2014.

Swiss Dice - unknown

Full review to follow. In Switzerland they had brotherly love – they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? Swiss Dice. Of course there they just call them "dice".

I confess going into this gig I hadn't done any research on the opening band, so I was most pleased to see some familiar faces (Kieran Adams, Bram Gielen, Ben Gunning, Blair Johnsrude) taking the stage. Pitched somewhere between Mannerisms' "fuzak" and I Am Robot and Proud's techno-optimistic synth jingles, Swiss Dice brought some precisely-ordered instrumental funk squiggles. Their mighty proficiency and total commitment on stage showed that tackling a genre with a slightly cheeze-y taint to it was done so joyfully as to make it irresistible. [You can check out a couple tunes on their soundcloud.]

* Does anyone know the title to this one? Please leave a comment!

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