Sentir y cerrar los ojos.
Porque cada vez que se escucha esta canción, cuenta una historia diferente.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Here's the mini-review, in Portuguese I believe:
The Arboreal Quartet - "The Arboreal Quartet"And the second comes from the Turkish music blog, Dunya Ezgireli, that continues to generate a lot of web traffic. I hadn't noticed the short description of the album in a comment. It reads:
Este quarteto canadense, de Montreal, lançou este disco que é um dos destaques do jazz neste ano; pitadas de folk e música celta, e muitas influências de música indiana que incluem o uso de instrumentos como o "sarode", formam um caldeirão jazzístico da melhor qualidade. Espetacular e surpreendente!
Kesinlikle dinlenmesi gereken bir albüm. Caz yapısı içerisine hint müziği rifleri özenli ve dengeli bir biçimde yerleştirilmiş. Özetle: Dinleyiniz.Rough online translations show that these comments are very positive. Thanks!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
The Brewing Luminous 15 November 2010
[*] Sun Ra, "Sun Ra and His Band from Outer Space" from College Tour Vol. 1: The Complete Nothing Is... (ESP 2010)
[*] Andrew Lamb Trio, "Song of the Miracle Lives" from New Orleans Suite (Engine 2010)
[*] William Hooker Trio, "Century's Soles" (from Yearn For Certainty, Engine 2010)
[*] Stephen Hayes (w/ Joe Morris and Warren Smith), "Unfolding" from Parrhesia (Engine 2010)
[*] Joe Morris, "Transparent" from Colorfield (ESP 2009)
[*] Polar Bear, "The Love Didn't Go Anywhere" (from Peepers, Leaf 2010)
[*] Tony Malaby, "Alechinsky" (from Paloma Recio (New World 2010)
[*] Scanner with The Post Modern Jazz Quartet, "C Jam Blues" from Blink of an Eye (Thirsty Ear 2010)
[*] The Arboreal Quartet, "Lucky" from self-titled debut CD on their own label
[*] Weasel Walter Septet, "Cleistogamy" from Invasion (ugEXPLODE 2010)
[*] Paul Dunmall and Chris Corsano, "Identical Sunsets" from Identical Sunsets (ESP 2010)
[*] Sonny Simmons, "A Distant Voice" from Staying on the Watch (ESP 1966 reissued 2010)
[*] Marion Brown Quartet, "La Sorrella" from Why Not? (ESP 1968 reissued 2010)
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
We'll also appear on the Signal's podcast #20, which is going live tomorrow, on November 11th. Thanks to everyone at the Signal for the support!
[EDIT] Looks like the podcast is live now.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
by Matt Lee
There have been few times in my life when music has caused me to shed tears. Interestingly, all of these heart swelling tear inducers have been instrumental. John Coltrane ’s “Spiritual”, Albert Ayler ’s “Ghosts: First Variations” and Ravel ’s “Pavane Pour Un Enfant Defunte” (the solo piano version). To that list I can now add the opening track, “Theme”, from The Arboreal Quartet ’s debut.
Based in Montreal, The Arboreal Quartet may seem at first glance to be of the “global jazz” ilk, following a path trod prior by Ry Cooder and V.M. Bhatt ’s A Meeting By The River in it’s fusing of guitar and sarode music. In this writer’s opinion that watermark is here surpassed, not necessarily in it’s musicianship (which is masterful), but in it’s successful crafting of it’s own language. The cast of the music draws from jazz and traditional Indian music, naturally, but the scaffold of the songs are less a platform for endless virtuosic soloing than a series of linked vignettes.. poignant without feeling maudlin, engaging without overreaching or overstaying the ear’s welcome. Songs like “Mountain” for example, build on deceptively simple motifs set forth by the sarode and guitar, are garnished by mellifluous sprinklings of solo work and held firmly in place by the tasteful upright bass and brushed drums. Without a scrap of lyric, the songs manage to be incredibly lyrical, singing images pleasantly into the mind’s ear. The attentive listener is transported into splendid harbors of bright and comforting light and shade, to the point where the texture of the music is almost palpable to the touch.
Spearheaded by Montreal musician John Wrinch Williams (sarode), The Arboreal Quartet also includes Tom Eliosoff (guitar), Fernando Gelso (drums) and J.F. Martins on bass. On this, their self-titled debut as an ensemble, all are playing with the virtuosity and restraint evident in players at the top of their abilities. One listen is enough to leave an indelible impression on your soul. Isn’t that why we play, listen to and seek out music in the first place? A beautiful, deep and triumphant album.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
I like the simple "here's the artwork, here's a giant play button, here's how you get it" approach, so I did a quick redesign of our homepage with this in mind.
Again, as we move towards the next recording I need to make room for it on the site :) Here's the SoundCloud stream that can also be found on our homepage. I wonder if I could add it as a sidebar to this blog.
AQ1 by user907003
It became more and more obvious that CDBaby was the choice, as it's internationally known, reliable, and easy to use.
Check out our release page on CDBaby!
Monday, September 6, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Last night our track 'Lucky' was played on WCUW 91.3 (Central Massachusetts) on 'Face the Music.'
Over at WEFT 90.1FM (East Central Illinois), 'Cycle' was played on August 5th on 'North, South, East, WEFT' with host John Wason.
WEFT also played 'Dang' on August 12 -- thanks to Shelley, host of the program 'Sounds Like Home.'
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Through some other playlist sources, I noticed today that we have been played at least two other times on Undercurrents:
June 2, 2010 - "Lucky"
June 20, 2010 - "Dee"
Thanks, Undercurrents! ]
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
"The music is in no hurry, but ebbs and flows, carrying the listener to that rare place of quiet listening, uncovering graceful melodies along the way."Read the full review here. Thanks, Kirk!
- Kirk Albrecht, Minor7th.com
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Akira Kurosawa: A Centennial Celebration continues tonight with The Hidden Fortress, Kurosawa's 1958 film about two bickering farmers on the run from clan wars who end up fighting to save a princess and her family fortune - swashbuckling! And beautifully executed filmmaking, at Cinéma du Parc (3575 Parc), 9 p.m., cinemaduparc.com. Toronto hardcore punk Cancer Bats lead the loud army of Crimson Red, Kid Icarus, A Wasted Sacrifice and Stray From The Path, at Le National, 7 p.m. Jeff Martin, formerly of The Tea Party, toasts Petit Campus. And Montreal's fascinating Arboreal Quartet mixes folk/roots, jazz and North Indian classical at Casa del Popolo,
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Debuting at #10 on the same chart is The Franco Proietti Morph-tet's latest album, "Live! A Weekend at Centre St.Ambroise." Hello, Morph-tet! [Fernando and JF are in both the Arboreal Quartet and the Morph-tet].
At CHUO 89.1 in Ottawa, ON, we've been re-added to the jazz chart, also at #1. Thanks, CHRW and CHUO!
Thanks also to Magnus at !earshot for fixing the spelling of our artist name and for adding our website link.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Arboreal Quartet: The Arboreal Quartet (self-released)
Warning: innocent world music fans may find the Arboreal Quartet to be a gateway to the insidious world of jazz. And for that matter, jazz purists listening to this album may just find themselves entertaining a hitherto unexpressed curiosity about ethnic instruments. Thus is the curious impact of this Montreal-based quartet, which makes beautiful instrumental music that peeks over the fence between jazz and global sounds. Three-quarters of the group is standard jazz stuff: Tom Eliosoff on guitar, Fernando Gelso on drums, and J.F. Martins on bass. The unexpected twist comes though the sarode of John Wrinch Williams.
A cousin to the sitar, this Hindustani instrument takes on a variety of tones under Williams' capable fingertips. Sometimes it finds an interplay with the guitar with similar tones; sometimes it becomes twangy like a banjo. And sometimes its bent notes evoke slide guitar (or, yes, sitar).
Williams is also the group's composer and arranger, though that doesn't mean his sarode is always front and center. Gelso's crisp drumming and Martins' smooth upright bass (often sounding more like a bass guitar) provide the songs' heartbeat and identity sometimes more than the other players' melodic lines. The album includes no song notes to explain the story of the songs, all titled with a single word ("Lucky," "Upswing," "Dang," "Shift"). My favorite so far is the upbeat swing-reggae-jazz number "Snap." Don't think too much about the song names; find your meaning in the music, an unusual, rich, and surprising blend of crisp world-jazz instrumentals.
While the group clearly would like you to buy their CD, it appears you can also download it from their website (link below) and make a donation. Play nice.
By the way, there's no indication in their literature that the band lives up to their name by playing their concerts while perched in trees. Though I haven't seen them live, so I can't yet be certain....
Monday, July 19, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Andreya Triana's opening set was tastefully arranged, and led up to an effortless drum & bass conclusion that reminded us who invented the genre. Bonobo's "Black Sands" was my album of the spring and the band delivered a great rendition. Nice also to hear older tracks in this new orchestration. Mr. Scruff is at the top of his game.
Marc Atkinson Trio - July 4 @ Scene du Festival
Some laid-back but kick-ass playing in this acoustic trio.
The Lost Fingers - July 4 @ Scene TD
Quite engaging and clearly a crowd-pleaser. I particularly enjoyed their AC-DC medley.
Gypsophilia - July 5 @ Scene du Festival
Great players, great compositions, and a very diverse variety of moods, often in the same piece.
Nomo - July 5 @ Scene Bell
They get props for using two instruments I haven't seen before. Some kind of breath-controlled synth? An electric kalimba? I liked how their sound varied from entirely organic (full-on Afrobeat) to synth-led electronic atmospheres.
This rounded out the festival this year for me. Good stuff!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
In one case my ears just needed a break, and in another we were rehearsing. New Arboreal Quartet material on its way!
So far I've enjoyed:
Shad - June 25 @ Scene Bell
Wow, what a creative guy, with smart, self-reflexive lyrics, engaging stage presence. I had the real sense that he's moving the art of hip-hop forward in a meaningful way. His success is well-deserved.
Nils Petter Molvaer - June 26 @ Gesù
I've been enjoying his album "Khmer" for many years, but haven't been staying up to date with his evolution. I knew things were moving in an experimental direction and this show was definitely on that tip. The combination of musical and visual exploration really made for a sense of journey.
Omar Souleyman - June 28 @ Scène Bell
Very infectious beats from Syria. Love the sound production. The weather was particularly dramatic during this set.
Slavic Soul Party - June 30 @ Scène TD
[note: site auto-plays music]
I have a new bass hero. Years ago at the Festival I was blown away by the bass stylings of beatboxers Bauchklang and haven't been bassed out as much until now. With a mohawk, kilt, and giant bass amplifier driven by a tuba, this guy is serious business. Very engaging rhythms and top-notch playing all around.
Darren Sigesmund - June 30 @ Scène CBC/Radio-Canada
A 6-piece group led by trombone, with sax, guitar, bass drums and (mostly non-verbal) vocals. For their second set of the evening, the sound balance had been smoothed out and I really got into their compositions. I'm definitely going to look into this group further. Tasty stuff.
This represents campus/community airplay for the month of June, meaning we also appear at #3 on !earshot's monthly jazz top 20.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
hydropowered community radio serving the Catskills, Northeast Pennsylvania and the Upper Delaware River Valley
They were letting me know that they have been playing our CD on one of their bluegrass/stringed instrument shows, and that they were enjoying it. The show is called Jambalaya, and it airs Saturdays 1-2. Their archives are here.
As I was checking out the show, one tune caught my ear, as it featured a drone introduction with acoustic guitar playing a kind of 'alap' into a twisty melody with a punchy rhythmic arrangement. This sound seems very complementary to our approach.
It turned out to be "Scott Nygaard with Crow Molly." Here's their CD at CDBaby. From their short bio:
Original contemporary string band music by Grammy-nominated guitarist Scott Nygaard and young string virtuosos Joe Walsh (mandolin) and Lauren Rioux (violin) that combines jazz, Celtic, folk, and bluegrass influences.
I'll definitely be checking this out some more. Thanks, WJFF!
Friday, June 18, 2010
oliver jones - one more time - body and soul
jacky terrasson - push - beat it/body and soul
christian scott - yesterday you said tomorrow - kkpd
parc x trio - s/t - witch hunt
vijay iyer trio - historicity - somewhere
dave douglas - mountain passages - summit music
arboreal quartet - s/t - mountain
robert glasper - double booked - festival
the nels cline singers - initiate - floored
evan parker - whitstable solo - solo #2
benoit delbecq unit - phonetics - the elbow room, vancouver
the vandermark 5 - the color of memory - suitcase
dave holland octet - pathways - blue jean
michael musillami trio - old tea - old tea
cecil taylor - jazz advance - you'd be so nice to come home to
thelonious monk - brilliant corners - i surrender dear
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Also we'll be at Casa del Popolo on Tuesday August 17th. It'll be my first time playing there, and the new room is a great addition. Looking forward to it!
Most of my CD mail-outs went to radio stations in the US and I have been waiting for a reaction. This is the first I've heard -- we've been added to the music library at KOOP, in Austin, Texas. KOOP is home to an online program called "Whirled Beet" which seemed like a good match for the our CD.. it is
Hopefully it'll make it on to the show and others at the station!a multi-genre international world music program, explores an eclectic mix of vintage gems, new releases, and hand-picked rarities. Hosted by a collective of creative and diverse KOOP music programmers, Whirledbeet showcases a wide breadth of musical stylings from around the globe and our own backyard.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
#5 - CJSW Calgary
This week, we're at #1 on !earshot's Jazz top 10 for the first time, thanks to these appearances:
#4 - CHUO Ottawa
#4 - CILU Thunder Bay
#1 - CJAM Windsor
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
A couple of weeks ago I noticed that a blog from the US called Call it Folk had posted about us also. Thanks to Tunesmith, aka John O'Hara for his kind words! His mandate is to provide exposure for acoustic and folk artists.
A third blog that gave us some exposure in mid-May is Folk Yourself. I contacted them directly, and the post appeared soon after. Much appreciated!
Count Basie - Splanky
Josh Rzepka - Call Me Back
Hugh O'Connor - Triste
Mah/Goodman Quartet - Faust Arp
Marc Wagnon - Light at the End
Carol Morgan Trio - Like Someone in Love
Yuko Ito - Flor de Lis
Arturo Sandoval - Every Time We Say Goodbye
Woody Herman - Tiny's Blues
The Arboreal Quartet - Snap
Jake Hertzog - Not Blues
Grafitti = Leeway
Scott Kemp - Traits
Scott Kemp - Thanks Forgiven
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
#7 on CHUO 89.1 MHz - Ottawa
#4 on CILU 102.7 FM - Thunder Bay
#1 on CJAM 91.5 MHz - Windsor
Monday, May 24, 2010
Alice Coltrane // Journey into Satchidananda
Arboreal Quartet // Theme; Lucky
Max Roach // Garvey's Ghost
Roy Haynes // Quiet Fire
Bud Shank & Clare Fisher // Misty
Polar Bear // Peepers
Radio Dept. // The Video Dept.
Tortoise // TNT Takemura Remix
Kate Nash // Do-Wah-Doo
Sally Saltmann // Book Song
Emma McKenna // Happiness**
Alberta Cross // Theif & the Heartbreaker**
Le Husky // Le Monde Est Rouge
T-Love // On My Mind
heRajiKa tracks // I Believe
Final Fantasy // This Lamb Sells Condos**
Olive Oil // Pianity
Marvin Gaye // Ain't That Peculiar
Let Me Play Guitar // Beauty
Youthless // Golden Age
Youth Pictures of Florence Henderson // To Sit Down or to Follow, So I Follow
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros // 40 Day Dream
Digable Planets // Dog It
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings // I Learned the Hard Way
Flying Lotus // And the World Laughs With You
Most Serene Republic // Vessels of a Donor Look
Bonnie Prince Billy & the Cairo Gang // The Sounds are Always Begging
Thursday, May 20, 2010
The Signal Podcast #2, May 20, 2010.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Here's what I played:
Skalpel - 1958 (Skalpel remix)
Scuba - You Got Me
Hu Vibrational - Locomotion
Fahmoud Fadl - United Nubians - Saidi Style
Deben Battacharya - Musique Folklorique du Monde (Iran) - Segah
Grab the podcast here.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
RANK ARTIST TITLE (LABEL)
1 ANDREW DOWNING* Silents (Black Hen)
2 BRAD MEHLDAU Highway Rider (Nonesuch)
3 DRUMHELLER* Glint (Rat-Drifting)
4 BEN GROSSMAN* Macrophone (Self-Released)
5 ELODIE LAUTEN Piano Works Revisited (Unseen Worlds)
6 ARBOREAL QUARTET The Arboreal Quartet (Self-Released)
7 ILHAN ERSAHIN Istanbul Sessions with Erik Truffaz (Nublu)
8 POLAR BEAR Peepers (Leaf)
9 LITTLE WOMEN Throat (AUM Fidelity)
10 MULATU ASTATKE Mulatu Steps Ahead (Strut)
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
LU Radio Charts for the Week Ending May 4th, 2010
RANK ARTIST TITLE (LABEL)
1 JEFF HEALEY* Last Call (Stony Plain)
2 CHRISTINE JENSEN JAZZ ORCHESTRA* Treelines (Justin Time)
3 PAT METHENY Orchestrion (Nonesuch)
4 QUEEN ESTHER What Is Love? (EL)
5 KRISTIN PORTER By The Light Of The Moon (Self-Released)
6 MARC POMPE Lost in the Stars (Self-Released)
7 ALLYSSA JONES 35 (Self-Released)
8 ELIZABETH SHEPHERD* Heavy Falls The Night (Do Right! Music)
9 ARBOREAL QUARTET The Arboreal Quartet (Self-Released)
10 SYLVIA BENNETT Smile (Self-Released)
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
The Top Canadian Albums on the Indie Morning Wake-up Call for the week ending April 30 2010
1) Little Miss Higgins - "Across the Plains"
2) The Blue Violets - "The Blue Violets"
3) Sam Tutanuak - "Utiqpungaa"
4) The Arboreal Quartet - "The Arboreal Quartet"
5) Delhi to Dublin - "Planet Electric"
I've seen Delhi to Dublin live -- they did a show at Bobards here in Montreal last summer. I got the impression that they were definitely used to playing large outdoor festivals -- to some degree they were playing past the audience at this venue. With those large windows behind him, the dhol player definitely didn't need amplification!
Good stuff, and the setting reminded me of seeing Martyn Bennett at a club in Guelph, Ontario, probably the Albion. So much gear and energy for that small room!
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Along the way I've been collecting radio show names from stations across the U.S. that cracked me up. Here is a selected list:
Super Happy Fun Time!
Super Happy Doom Time
Sound and Safe
Those Who Live in Philip Glass' House Shouldn't Roll Stones
Too Evil to Have a Human Name
The Floating Head of Zsa Zsa
Monday, April 26, 2010
"Opening line" - Carol Morgan Trio (Opening)
"The search" - Quiet Nights Orchestra (Chapter one)
"Between B & C" - Keiran Hebden and Steve Reid (NYC)
"Don't look back" - Steve Reid Ensemble (Daxaar)
"If not now, when?"- Organissimo (Alive & kickin')
"Lundu" - Egberto Gismonti (Saudacoes)
"My mind" - Chubby Checker (Chubby Checker)
"Red sails" - Danny Michel (Loving the alien)
"Dang" - The Arboreal Quartet (The Arboreal Quartet)
"Oxygene part IV" - Christian Prommer (Drumlesson zwei)
"Monk's blues' - Dave Glasser (Evolution)
"So soon' - Little Ax & The Golden Echoes (Fire in my bones: raw rare + otherwise unworldly african-american gospel (1944-2007))
"Red pepper blues" - Art Pepper (Art Pepper meets the rhythm section)
"What to say' - Hutchinson Andrew Trio (Rocky mountain jazz)
"John boy" - Brad Mehldau (Highway rider)
"Monocrat" - Ismism (Ismism)
"Peepers" - Polar Bear (Peepers)
"Goodbye" - Chet Doxas (Big sky)
"Berimbau" - Yuko Ito (Mania de voce)
"An happy organ" - Gov't Majik (Party favors)
"Our man Barack" - Pharez Whitted (Transient journey)
"Nautilus rising" - Weasel Walter Septet (Invasion)
Monday, April 19, 2010
Here's the playlist from April 14th:
ornette coleman - the shape of jazz to come - lonely woman
brad mehldau - highway rider - john boy
chet doxas - big sky - for jim
keith price - breakfast of champions - warmth
thomson kneeland - mazurka for a modern man - crus bifurcatus
matthew shipp - 4d - what is this thing called love
keith jarrett trio - tokyo '96 - billie's bounce
charles mingus - mingus ah um - goodbye pork pie hat
normand guilbeault ensemble - mingus erectus - mdmd
ratchet orchestra - live at the sala rosa, november 28, 2007 - september
jacky terrasson - smile - smile
robert glasper - double booked - downtime
brad mehldau - highway rider - into the city
the arboreal quartet - s/t - lucky & shift
malcolm sailor quartet - s/t - looking for something to say, anything to say
danilo perez - central avenue - lush life
mose allison - the way of the world - crush
medeski martin & wood - last chance to dance trance (perhaps) - bemsha swing / lively up yourself
Friday, April 16, 2010
Vladimir Cosma - Lame de Fond
Arboreal Quartet - Lucky
Paul Horn - Mumtaz Mahal
Shakti with John McLaughlin - Mind Ecology
Bauchklang - Chingari feat. Shilpa Rao
David Hykes - Hearing Solar Winds
jww - Don't Stop 'Til you get a Sixth Sense
David Hykes - Hearing Solar Winds (con't)
Arboreal Quartet - Snap
link: Mutations April 13, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Still using the Indie Bible for radio station lists, and following up on other avenues as they appear. One such avenue:
- Tracking information provided by music promotion services like Crossover Media
Along the way I've been compiling a bunch of particular radio shows and stations that I'm going to listen to more frequently, and I'll post them here once I have a few more.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
So far I've hit up KEXP in Seattle, CBC Radio 3 (for consideration on their Sirius channel 86), The Signal with Laurie Brown on CBC Radio 2, CFRU in Guelph and CHOQ.FM and CISM here in Montreal.
The Signal became a fan on our Radio 3 profile and included us in their Radio 3 playlist on March 31. Thanks!
The other day I ran into Rick from Lake of Stew at the post office, and on his advice I picked up the Indie Bible, which is a pretty huge resource (1000 pages).
Following through on this, I today mailed out to campus/community stations in Alberta (one province at a time!): CJSR at University of Alberta, CKXU at University of Lethbridge, CKUA, and soon CJSW at University of Calgary.
I also sent one in to the Canadian publication Penguin Eggs for possible review, thinking that we probably fit within their guidelines of "recordings that fall under the folk, roots and world music banner ... anything from American zydeco to Zimbabwean a cappella." It's an interesting process trying to define our genre.. I think it's accurate to say that we blend at least a few. I've checked out the magazine often over the years -- it's great stuff.
One recurring theme in all of the radio submission guides I've been reading and in the Indie Bible is that most Music Directors like the following:
- A standard CD case (with a spine)
- Unless otherwise specified, nothing more than a one-sheet with pertinent info about the CD, a short bio, and contact information
Also (common sense) you should get familiar the program schedules of each station you're sending to, listen to programs, look at playlists, and make sure that your music fits (ie. not a mass mail-out).
On the subject of Canadian radio in general, I just came across what looks like a great resource: Earshot Online, the national campus and community radio report.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
For comparison, here's one where he's back to normal size, though I seem to be suspended at an unnatural angle. Strange things can happen on that mountain.
(I quickly adjusted the contrast on these myself -- this is not indicative of Carl's vision for the photos!)
There is a wealth of cool stuff to be found on the CBC Radio 3 music site. Do check it out if you're not familiar with it yet!
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
I noticed last week that our album was for sale on a Finnish website -- CM-store.fi. Using an online translator, I figured out that the distributor was a certain 'IODA,' legit, via Indiepool. If you want to use Euros to get the album, this is one option.
We're also now listed on a German site called Songtexte. I'm not really sure what this site is all about -- music indexing with video content, sort of a Last.fm?
I'd heard that Pick a Piper had some Caribou/Manitoba connections in personnel, more than enough reason to check them out. Energetic stuff, and they manage the difficult task of using a computer track as a component of their music, but still sounding organic and un-rigid. Well done, sirs!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
I'll go into more detail in coming posts, but what better way to launch this blog than with coverage of the opening act?
Julia Narveson and Brad Levia (aka 'the Jefferson Tugboat') did a really fun set of retro (a la 1800s) music. Comments I heard were unanimously positive -- eg. "Their original song sounds as old as their covers!"
They tore it up with beautiful harmonies, acoustic guitar, washtub bass, banjo, and the infamous stealth kazoo (looks like a trombone, complete with moving but decorative slide).
Thanks to Carl for taking some video that night (as well as the photo above), including a short clip of 'the Jefferson Tugboat' -- check it out!