Friday, June 9, 2017

Recording: Carl Didur

Artist: Carl Didur

Song: [first piece, edit]

Recorded at the basement auditorium of Toronto Public Library – Parkdale Branch (SHHHH! – Year 2, Show 2), May 6, 2017.

Carl Didur - [first piece, edit]

Kudos to Kyle Knapp (of the band Deliluh and the Raw Materials label/collective) for keeping going the community initiative he started a year ago, bringing strange and wonderful sounds to the library's Parkdale branch. I missed the previous evening's show up in the stacks, but made it down for this Saturday matinée, mixing up a variety of artists to entice patrons and passers-by to join the crowd in the wonderfully-retro basement auditorium. On the front half of a day/night double-header, Carl Didur brought perhaps the lightest setup I've seen him perform with, letting a loop pedal take the place of his reel-to-reel loops and channelling Ethio-jazz meets minimalism meets Laurie Spiegel vibes.

[Speaking of Ethio-jazz, as half of Fake Humans Didur will be opening for the legendary Hailu Mergia at Jam Factory as part of the TONE Festival on Wednesday, June 21st.]

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