Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Recording: Fusilier

Artist: Fusilier

Song: Upstream*

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

Fusilier - Upstream

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.

The night's most unknown quantity came courtesy of co-presenters Brassland, giving the Wavelength crowd a chance to preview material from this Brooklyn-via-Atlanta force while he still only has a couple singles to his name. Accompanying himself on vocal loops and melodic bass, he moved from funky one-man-band constructions to mellower meditations like this — holding a room that had mostly never heard him before with notable charisma.

* Thanks to Fusilier for passing along the title to this one!

[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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