The Canadian hip-hop project Element & Broadbent released the LP Safe Spaces yesterday.
Element & Broadbent
Material which always casts a quizzical eye at the world around, Safe Spaces is a six track album (available on bandcamp) which casts a wary eye at a world in which selfishness and self-entitlement is a new normality.
The tempo and structuring of songs gives them an infectious beat in which the listener finds themselves involuntary swaying the dougie.
The Canadian ambient-experimentalist duo DF released the EP abcdf yesterday.
The minimalist instrumentation of tenor sax with loops created through a Boss RC-300 gives the material a distinctive space of its own. The breadth of the five songs on the EP (which is available on bandcamp) each individually set to a slender architecture, when taken as a whole offer a journey of diversity, attests that to create music of intrigue it isn’t necessary to carry too much gear.
Whilst the music stands on its own legs, DF, are an audio-visual duo with Dustin Finer creating the sounds and Daniel Freder the visuals, so to extract maximum value from their creativity best taken alongside their various videos.
By way of an introduction, the middle track She’s Great And All… .
The Canadian dark-rock trio Big ‡ Brave released the three track single Ardor earlier in the month.
Big ‡ Brave – photo by Pascha Marrow
A roughly forty minutes release (available on bandcamp) in Ardor – Big ‡ Brave create sonics which shake the foundations and rattle the window-frames as the combinations of clumping percussion and crushed guitar unfurl around the ears with the hypnotic vocal, that steps in and out of the foreground, giving the music a menacing beauty.
The extended tracks have an experimental drone feel to them as the unremitting darkness of instrumentation is delivered within a narrow register of notes.
The middle piece, which also adds bowed strings, being Lull.
The Canadian garage rock duo Phono Pony release the four track EP Death By Blowfish on the 3rd of October.
Phono Pony – photo credit – Alex Charlebois
The first track to surface from the EP (which is available on bandcamp) – Vacant – threads flattened strings through the speakers with a bubbling percussion giving the track an uplifting tempo whilst the superlative vocal takes centre-stage.
The Canadian indie-rock duo Partner release the LP In Search Of Lost Time on the 8th Of September.
Partner – In Search Of Lost Time – artwork
From the album (available on bandcamp), Play The Field, the thirteenth of the nineteen tracks combines – their good humour, rock’n’roll and indie-breeze in a roughly three minutes song that makes you wish it was already the 8th of next month.