DF – She’s Great And All… – Video

The Canadian ambient-experimentalist duo DF released the EP abcdf yesterday.

DF

DF

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… .

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Big ‡ Brave – Lull – Audio

The Canadian dark-rock trio Big ‡ Brave released the three track single Ardor earlier in the month.

Big ‡ Brave - photo by Pascha Marrow

Big ‡ Brave – photo by Pascha Marrow

A roughly forty minutes release (available on bandcamp) in ArdorBig ‡ 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.

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Phono Pony – Vacant – Audio

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

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.

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Partner – Play the Field – Audio

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

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.

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The Look Back Now – Collections – Audio

The Canadian indie-rock quartet The Look Back Now released the EP DWEEB on the 16th.

The Look Back Now - photo credit @alxzndr

The Look Back Now – photo credit @alxzndr

A four track release (available on bandcamp) DWEEB is an EP that showcases the The Look Back Now propensity to reign back the pace of their material, which allows them to explore in greater depth the contexts of the songs, particularly through the combinations of the lead and rhythm guitars and therefore gives the music a depth of sonics and texture that finds them headroom within what is a crowded marketplace.

Collections is the second of the four.

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