with ACT!, Xuan Ye and Reverend Marco D'Andrea
From the Promoter
COLIN FISHER (colinfisher.bandcamp.com)
Toronto multi-instrumentalist / improvisor Colin Fisher celebrates the release of his solo ambient guitar record "V Le Pape" out now on Geej Recordings. Fisher has been a pillar of Toronto's avant-garde music world for well over a decade. His work in Not The Wind, Not The Flag, Fake Humans, with Caribou, and in a plethora of other ensembles sees him move seamlessly through genres, moods & instruments. His latest work finds him playing with processed guitar, building fluid sonic worlds where notes ripple off each other. Methodical pieces of slow motion guitar vignettes stretch the frabric of Fisher's normally ecstatic work. Moments of New Age majesty flourish and then step aside as Fisher dives into his classic cosmic psych shredder territory, though pulling back the speed to accommodate V Le Pape's more paced trajectory. Never a dull moment with one of Toronto's (the world's?) unsung musical mavericks.
David Psutka (Egyptrixx, Anamai, Ceramic TL) redefines beat music with his haunting, glitched and disjointed renditions of dance floor textures laid bare. ACT! is his newest outing that pushes aggressive electronic nodes through the dark chasms of space. Come get the first taste of this cosmic evolution.
XUAN YE (apureapparatus.bandcamp.com)
Artist & Performer Xuan Ye (Invisible Out) creates electro-acoustic collages marrying environmental distortion with manipulated amplified objects, and buried sound bites. Frequencies buzz with electric energy. Twisted synthesized and recorded sounds vibrate as they attempt to communicate. Ye mutates the normal into the abnormal through her compositional process, amplifying the minutia. She sculpts the chaos in her own beast. Blast of feedback knock like rain against the window, as the television drolls on in the background. Birds chirp, someone accidentally called a fax machine number, or is the internet dialling. AOL is almost connected.
REVEREND MARCO D'ANDREA (reverendmarcodandrea.bandcamp.com)
Hamiltonian & fellow Geej label mate D'Andrea creates glistening ambient soundscapes. Channeling the celestial reverberations his music comes across fittingly holy, sounding like you are traveling inside the pipes of an organ. Drawn out tones seem to stretch out endlessly across a monolithic structure. Vocals slither like spirits down a long corridor. This music is built on the essence as it slips away into the next dimension.
Environs by Diana Lynn VanderMeulen (instagram.com/dianalynnvdm)