Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Recording: Buke and Gase

Artist: Buke and Gase

Song: Typo

Recorded at The Garrison (Wavelength Winter Festival 18 – Night 3), February 18, 2018.

Buke and Gase - Typo

This year's Wavelength birthday celebration was more restrained than usual, sticking to one venue for three nights and having no extra daytime activities. That left the work of transforming the events to something more than just a "regular" night at a show to scene-setters like General Chaos and Roxanne Ignatius. The festival's final night was the most musically eclectic, the acts connected by an exploratory thread.

Like You'll Never Get To Heaven, who performed earlier in the night, Buke and Gase have changed their onstage energy since I last saw 'em onstage at a Wavelength festival several years ago. But their vibe-change was in the opposite direction — going from a sitting down energy to a standing up one — and it has made a huge difference, especially for Arone Dyer who was quite magnetic projecting the aura of some sort of techno-pagan high priestess. Now, instead of just being purveyors of mysterious homemade instruments, they were putting on a show — it might have felt like jumping blind into the third episode of a Robert Ashley electro-opera, but this was so entertaining it was worth staying on for the ride.

[The next Wavelength Festival is already on the distant horizon, with Camp Wavelength once more contained to the mainland and landing at Garrison Common on August 18th and 19th. Meanwhile, the next few monthly shows, co-productions (as well as a cool Toronto Post-Punk in the Early '80s Music Talk) are all announced.]

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