Friday, April 1, 2016

Recording: Gambletron

Artist: Gambletron

Songs: [two excerpts]

Recorded at Handlebar (Bedroom Sessions), March 20, 2016.

Gambletron - [radio excerpt]

Gambletron - [excerpt]

Handlebar's Bedroom Sessions series is a space offering "experimental/side projects from celebrated Toronto (and beyond) musicians". Montréal's Gambletron continues to explore the infinitely-malleable possibilities of radio waves. When I saw her at last summer's Camp Wavelength she had a boombox flotilla that she was attempting to keep afloat in the lake off the Gibraltar Point beach; here, her stack of a dozen radios were safe and dry, and built into a wall to broadcast out into the audience, with one antenna being manipulated theremin-style. After that, there'd be waves of mushy beats, distorted phoneme-fragments from her mouth-mic and other shredded sonics that would emerge into the ghostly haze of some forgotten pop tune.

[the next Bedroom Sessions night will be at Handlebar on Sunday, April 17th with a tasty lineup featuring Man Made Hill, Haolin Munk, Doom Tickler and Fulldeck Subhuman.]

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